So, this happened this week….
Yarns used are Patons Classic Wool in Red and a yarn I purchased from Newton’s, a mix of gray and red with a slight crimped texture. I really like the mix of the colors. I loosely followed the sizing but changed the stitch pattern. I knit it to 62″ long with ribbed edges and alternating stripes. Once seamed along a straight edge I decided it needed more depth so I added 4″ ribbing along the open edge to finish it off. I have since blocked it and the rippling is reduced. I just love it!
Also this week saw 2 new cast ons since I had finished something. Now, if your math doesn’t add up, don’t worry, it’s the new math!!! 1 done = 2 new, really, it does. College Girl expressed a desire for boot cuffs, so back to a tried and true pattern and yarn. And then I started a baby blanket I need for April. I won’t know the gender, but found out green is a favorite color for momma, so green it is!
There was no pattern info at the site that I could figure out, so I am knocking it off with some alterations. I am doing a 8 stitch 10 row cable in each column, but off-setting them between adjacent columns. 12 row garter at top and bottom, 8 st garter on sides. I am hoping this produces a gentle, soft cable. Staggering them will give me some interest between all those boring rows. I was thinking to do a knit row on the right side with a knit 8 purl 1 on wrong side, but figured the ability to remember that would be hard. Considering I planned a slip 1 at the beginning of each row and I keep forgetting, it’s not surprising I might not remember what I was doing!
On the boot cuffs I am struggling with the Ella Rae splitting as I try to twist the cables. It’s more on the back cables than the front twists, but it’s annoying!
So, that’s my week in review. In “Life”: 1 dive competition down, 1 tomorrow. The girl is still adding dives to her repertoire and loving it! We are still nervous as she goes off the board, but getting used to it. 1 hockey game down, 1 tomorrow. 1 birthday celebration down, 1 on Sunday. My intentions are still being carried out and my life word is still being held close. The other night I had a hockey game with the family or choir practice. I first said no to the game, but then reconsidered. With College Girl headed back to school this weekend I felt it better to spend time with the family. So glad I did. Life, it is meant to be lived to the fullest!