After much hemming and hawing and to-ing and fro-ing, I got a new camera. It just came, so I went outside and checked the zoom.
I decided to remove the grey section of the scarf. I should still have about a six-foot scarf. I’ll probably use the grey in gloves. I ‘ve got plenty of leftovers that I can stripe with the grey. It’ll look good—-when I get around to it.
In the meantime, I’m making some cotton socks. I’ve been wanting to make this pattern. I had the needles(000) and yarn. And right now, I just don’t feel like messing with the scarf. Have no fear. I will be getting back it. I always do.
I was disappointed with my old sock club, so I decided to try something different. I joined Miss Babs tour. When the first kit came, I thought, ‘Pretty’. I started the scarf pattern that came with it and soon realized that it wasn’t for me. I tried two other patterns with like results. I finally settled on this one.
It’s ‘Fleece’ from Knitty Winter 2011. This suits me. But see that light grey on the left. I can’t be certain if I like that color or not. I could leave it out and still have a good length. I think I’ll knit some socks pondering this predicament.
I bought this kit from Craftsy. I liked the pattern and the yarn and it was on sale. So why not. The headband is doubled and it is big enough to cover my ears. I changed the turning row. The pattern called for a purl row, but I did a knit two together, yarn over. I think it’s much prettier. I followed the pattern until I got to the last five stitches. I left them on one needle and made a short I-cord. I do this with just about every hat I make. It just looks tidy. And you know I like tidy knitting.
Who really cares. It contained entirely too much snow. Sweetums was not happy. I was ready to shoot him and put him out of my misery. I haven’t seen my children since Christmas. Every time I make plans, there’s snow. I do not like snow. It is very difficult for me to get around. My son lives in a row house on a narrow side street. There isn’t any room for piling snow. I really need to see him. He has a mortgage now and panics just like his Father. He wants my help with his taxes. I just hope he finds a calm wife before I turn senile. He’s going to need someone. For now, barring any snow, I’m going on Wednesday. The only time that I can remember snow in April was my fifth birthday party. And I am older than dirt, don’t you know.
I had about 65 grams left from the sweater I just finished. The yarn felt so good against my skin that I decided to make an infinity scarf. I used the same cable pattern. I started with the scarf, but soon realized that I had enough for wristlets also. Once the scarf was plenty long, I took the other end of the yarn and made wristlets. Then I finished the scarf and knitted the ends together. The scarf can go easily around my neck twice which is just what I wanted.
I’m not perfect. Really. Who wants to be? I like my knitting to be tidy. But it doesn’t have to be perfect. Tidy is not another meaning for perfect. Take this sweater.
Look at this.
For some reason, I did not make all the decreases called for at the left front neck. Did I fix it? Obviously not. I sewed the shoulder seams together taking in the consideration that I had those extra stitches. And when I picked up stitches for the ribbed collar, I just picked up along where the edge should have been. Did it matter?
I may be a tidyist, but it doesn’t mean I am a perfectionist.
OK. I know that it’s been while. But there’s been a lot of hand holding going on here. It all started when Sweetums’ desktop got sick. What to do? What to do? After a bunch of to-ing and fro-ing, he decided a new unit was in order. So he ordered one. It came. He set it up. It did strange things. He sent it back. (It’s a good thing there’s an UPS store in town.) Now what? He found instructions to completely clear a computer. So he did that. But he still doesn’t trust it. He’s thinking about a new one, but he doesn’t want a touch screen. ARG!
And what did I do? Why I made him a new hat. What else is a knitter to do?