Monday, March 17, 2008

Life after sweater

I wasn’t feeling too well this weekend so the whole long list of things I needed to get done, needless to say, didn’t get done – except cleaning the kitchen. I did do that. And I cooked a chicken/rice/mushroom casserole. That was pretty good and I happened to get mushrooms at the store before I decided I was going to do the dish. Those made it all the more yummy.

But I did finish the neck of my sweater and started the second sleeve which is almost halfway done. Now I’m just obsessed, no other word for it. I’m so ready to have it done and move on to the next thing(s).

Speaking of next things, as we were, I have been getting such a yin for doily work and was planning to get some crochet time in. But I got some books from
Schoolhouse Press the other day with old lacy knitting including said doilies and I got hooked on one. It has whipped up really fast. It’s one of those that you can make as a centerpiece, a place setting, a plate setting or a glass setting. I think it’s going to be very pretty but I’m going to have to add some needles to the process. There are 6 sections around and since it called for a UK size 13 needle, my handy-dandy needle size converter tells me this is a US size 1. Sound familiar? Yes, well, in this case, it was supposed to be a 2.25mm US size 1, not a 2.5mm US size 1. Now, I could transfer it to a circular needle except that they’re working on a sleeve at the moment and can’t be interrupted and they are 2.5mm, not 2.25 as called for. Sigh… At the moment, I have 76 stitches on each of 3 needles. But I know that I have 2 sets of 2.25mm double points so I’m just going to draft in 3 more needles (making 6 – 1 for each section) and keep going, being very careful not to let stitches jump off the end of the needle (as they tried to do yesterday). If I need more needles, I’ll just use more needles. I don’t remember anyone saying the knitting police will do me for having too many needles.

If you see me by the side of the road begging, don’t throw money. Just throw US size 1 needles.

1 comment:

Jennifer R. said...

So misleading, I thought we were going to see a picture of the finished pieces. LOL. You're so close, can't wait to see you wearing the finished product.

PS - thanks for the TV mag.