Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Learning Curve

The pattern seemed quite straight forward.

And, for the most part it was.

But, I learned from a podcaster that there were tweaks that could be made... make the square "squarer"
and the edges tidy,
making it easier to pick up the stitches evenly along the edge.

If you slip the first stitch in each row
and knit through the back loop on the last stitch, you get a nice "beaded" edge
that shows you just where to pick up each edge stitch.

So, while it was hard to start over once again,
I think, in the end, it will be well worth it.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Grab and GO!

Last night I spent the evening tidying up my works-in-progress (WIPs).

All of my current knitting projects are in their individual project bags
ready to grab and GO!

Today's grab?

The project bag is from YarnPop and has a little grommet to thread your yarn through,
but I hate having my yarn *trapped* for the duration.
So, I covered the hole with my nifty Yarn Cow* button.
I'm a button-toting member of the Yarn Cow Herd.

The yarn?

The Fiber Seed Sprout in the colorway:  Embers
(Reminds me of Santa's cinder splashed red suit. Sliding down chimneys is sooty business.)

The pattern:

Let's hope that Santa does NOT set his socks on fire this Christmas.
Slide carefully down those chimneys, big guy!

*Yarn Cow is my local yarn shop.