Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Row 112, Part E Finished

It is getting difficult to spread it out. I have 780 stitches on a 47" Addi turbo . I am pleased with the results so far.

I am really enjoying knitting with Opera 10. The down size is it is very drying on the hands. It is the same as when you do a lot of quilting the cotton seems to dry out the finger tips. I usually knit with wool and don't have this problem. I have bottles of non sticky hand lotion next to every spot I sit to knit..*smile

I was "window" shopping on ColourMart. Dumm dee dumm dumm. O.K. so it was an incredible buy even I could afford. Even with the money order it was around $40 Canadian for TWO cones of merino cobweight -2plies- 1 ply cobweb weight ...are you ready for this???????? The colour is "starry sky" Not Black. Not Navy. But the darkest deep blue. Stunning!! The Queen pattern hasn't arrived yet!..sigh It will be two weeks (Tomorrow) that he said he mailed it out to me. I am gifting it to "Self."
She has had a bad month and I promised to be nicer her.
(Works for me)

Confession time. I have "90 -%-eye-tis." Read it phonetically. I did the same thing with the red coat and now Matt's sweater is sitting her waiting for me to sew it up. I got wrapped up in the tea cloth. Procrastination gallops through my family. I commit to finishing the skull BEFORE I even test swatch the new wool. I am so strong. Stand in awe of my resolve.


Knitman said...

Yes, ColuirMart are excellent.

That lace work is amazing. i couldn't do it, by brain would not keep track.

Granny's Girls said...

Hi Colin:
I write out the pattern with each portion by design on a seperate line...on a posti note. Then I "stick" it on the corner of the table or lamp shade or mug whatever...someplace where I can see it easily..and away I go. I use crochet thread markers to indicate each "repeat.". I only concentrate on the stitches in that repeat at a time. Breaking it down this way makes it easier to absorb. I must admit I am amazed when I stand back and see the work as a whole.

Carol said...

That shawl is gorgeous! Worth the extra drying of the fingers.

Granny's Girls said...

Hi Carol,
Thank you for stopping by and your kind words. The minute I read you owned a wool shop I checked to see where you were. Too bad it's to far for an afternoon drive.
Crazy people have knit Marianne Kinzel's patterns as shawls I am just crazy enough to knit a tablecloth. You can imagine the looks I get when I tell people I am knitting a tablecloth. Yes, I knit in public...all the time.
Stop by again we love readers.