Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Going Home

Oh boy! One more hour of work and then ... I'm going home for the holidays! Thanksgiving in Muskegon! I'm SO excited.

The sweater for C. is one of those projects that I've learned to hate. Shaker rib -- bleah!! But I do (finally) have most of the back completed. Onward and upward from here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Pattern difficuties

So yesterday I tried to start C's new sweater. Decided to do a swatch. Couldn't figure out the pattern. Supposed to be a rib effect, but the directions didn't really sound like a rib. So ... posted on Knit'n'Chat. Where someone was kind enough to spell it out for me. Duh. Knit into the stitch below. So I started.

I **HATE** it!

The picture shows the sweater with a distinct rib. This pattern is not gonna produce a rib effect. And it's difficult to do, simply because it is so boring.

So then I tried another concept -- K1B, P1. Followed by K 1 row. This produces a nice rib effect, without the firmness of a regular rib. Even D. likes it better than the original concept.

So ripped out the sweater AGAIN (all 6 rows) and started again. Already I hate this sweater.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Miracles Continue

I have finally finished the Scarf for my darling daughter, C. She squealed with delight, jumped up and down, snatched it from my hands, and immediately tried it on.

Gotta love 'em when that happens.

Now I am working on the socks that I had started during the scarf extravaganza. Another pair of hand-knit socks. Yum!

Have confirmed that the church will indeed be sending mittens up north again. This means that another skein of stash will disappear into more mittens. Possibly more than one skein ...

We are getting the upstairs bedroom nicely outfitted to be the parental retreat. Which means that I will have another little cozy corner to sit and knit. Or do mending. Or read. Whatever. Nice to be making some progress on the house.

And it's All Saints Day. So many people this year to be added to the list -- Mom, Jackie, Katherine. All greatly missed.