Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Now that I have blocked the entire body of the sweater, I could start the hood at anytime. I need to sew the shoulder seams first but then can start working on it. Once I pick up the front stitches, I will need to figure out how many stitches I need to add across the back to give it some depth.
Here is closeup of one front. I like the cable very much. On the hood the pattern will match so I just need to make sure I stop on either chart row 1 or 11.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Yesterday I shared breakfast with someone I had never met. We connected through my defunct cemetery divas blog, as well as this one when she discovered we had some family in common.
Among the many pictures she brought was this one of part of our blended great grandparents family. We are second cousins. This was one of several photos that she brought with her.
So to get things straight, my grandma married her stepbrother. Her stepsister married a cousin. And the search for a common ancestor takes us back to William and Abigail, my greart-great-grandparents and one set of our common ancestors. We also connect through the Fords.
Good looking couple, don't you think?
Best of all, my new cousin likes to go cemetery hopping. There may be a road trip in our future.
Friday, February 20, 2015
This is another item I am knitting for my friend who is presently in South Sudan. She said not to worry too much. They are treasured there and someone will be sure to love it.
I hope so, I have a whole cone of this color.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Of course the recovery was not without disaster. When I returned to knitting, once I decided I would live, I continued with the Green Flowy Cardigan. After knitting about 2 and half rows and just getting to the end of the cable section, the knit stitches weren't where I needed them.
I was not in the mood or position to tink back two full rows. So I isolated the offending stitches on a cable needle, leaving the rest of the row on the two ends of the needle, with plenty of slack hanging. I was still so out of it, I didn't even take pictures of the mess. I had two little cable needles I keep next to my knitting chair so I just used those needles. I tinked back (unknit) the four problem stitches two rows. With the aid of another needle (can never have too many!) I untwisted the cable and then twisted it correctly and knit back up those four stitches.
But I did think it was best to lay low an extra day on that sweater.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Yesterday was spent sleeping and blowing my nose. Too pooped to even knit. I didn't even feel like eating. The round wooly blanket I finished the fall of 2012 feels so good to snuggle up in.
Today I feel a bit better. I can even walk away from my Kleenex box for short spells.
Maybe I will even knit.