Archive for May 2nd, 2008

Wallaby Sweater and Mall of America

May 2, 2008

Today has been a busy day for me.  I work at group home for individuals with developmental disablities, and I have four clients.  Two of my clients wanted to visit the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, and so we decided to take a day trip.   My program manager agreed to come with me after the staff that was supposed to come with never showed up for the trip.  We had a wonderful time at the mall eating at the Rainforest Cafe, and making bears at the Build a Bear Workshop.  I am a little tired out now, because I came in at nine this morning and I had to work until midnight still. 

Moving on to knitting, I am working on The Wonderful Wallaby sweater.  This is a seamless version of the hoodie with a nice big pouch on the front.  This pattern is from Cottage Creations and has been around since the eighties.  The pattern has sizes for small children through plus size.  It is an easy knit, but enjoyable.  I have two sleeves done and a third of the body including the pouch complete.  I have pictures posted from a few months ago.  I haven’t touched the project since those pictures.  I knit the sweater with cascade 220 in a light green heather colorway, and the pouch is knit with a varigated Rowan Tapestry yarn.  I love this Rowan yarn it is very soft and made from Soy.  I am pleased with the Cascade as well, it knits up very evenly.  I have a goal to finish this project within three weeks.  I will post the sweater in its completed form.