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Wednesday, August 30, 2006
More stuff to do
Knit operationSo, in addition to all my pending sewing projects I actually am getting some knitting done too. I can't say it's terribly impressive, and maybe because I've spent most of the last couple of weeks doped up on antibiotics I even managed to mess up a simple rib pattern. But at least I knew how to fix it :) I always feel like a bit of a rebel letting the stitches just drop like that. Almost like I've kicked my knitting's ass somehow. But then, I was fixing a flub in a rib pattern, so I really can't be that smug. I'm working on the back of a cardigan I found in an old Verena magazine. It's an alternating rib that gives the fabric a kind of waffle-like appearance that I'm really liking. I don't know if you can see it properly, it's knit on the right Grey Cardigan progress
side, and k1p1 on the wrong side. Sadly though, I don't think it will get done any time soon because the pattern is getting really monotonous, and I cast on for this just before the weather turned, so I may not have the chance to even wear this again this year because it's cotton and therefore not very warm. We'll see. I'm thinking I may put knitting on the back burner while I catch up on my sewing. Right now I've got about half a dozen bags cut out while I wait for magnetic clasps, both my July and August projects for Sew Retro to get done, and while I was trying to organize my fabric stash I found a knitting needle case I cut out last fall when I made one for my hunny's mum and realized I had enough fabric for another. I'm not sure if I'll keep it or not, I'll see how attached I am when it's done ;) For now I am actually quite fond of this French cookie tin I found at a flea market. I like the happy yellow of it, even though I don't usually like yellow. Either way the it will be a circ only case, because that's all I use. I tried straights once when I was in Colombia and it was all I could find. It was horrible. So awkward and uncomfortable. Thank god for whoever invented circs or I would be missing out on knitting altogether! Needlecase fabric Nadeldose

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