Sunday, July 24, 2011


We've all had them--those projects that you began with a gauge swatch, followed the pattern to the letter, were monogamous (no little side affairs with a sock or scarf), used your very best tools, pet and cooed at the project every day and . . .

something goes awry.

Is it in the button spacing? No. I think that turned out well.

Or how about the lace pattern. Uh uh. Looks A-OK to me.

Let's keep going then.
Sleeve #1 - Looks OK.

Sleeve #2 - Oh, I like this. But hold the phone. Something is different.


Sleeve #1 looks like it's been Super Sized. Looks like a lampshade. I thought I was done with this project and was so ready to move on to the next one (something for me). But, since the intended recipient is due in the next couple of weeks -- and her mama looks like she's ready NOW -- I guess I'll be ripping out this sleeve and re knitting. Have I told y'all how much I HATE DO OVERS!!! It will be worth it to get it right though. Especially since this is done in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino and is heaven to work with.

P.S. Yes, I know the body looks a little woppy-jawed, but it's the way I laid out the sweater. I was just too lazy to retake the photo.

P.S.S. See if I ever start with a gauge swatch again!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

I have been a bad blogger. This I know. Funny how life gets in the way of good intentions, isn't it? Since my last post, I've:

tried my hand at spinning - still need lots of practice;

worked my 5th year in the infield at the Kentucky Derby;

vacationed with the family in a new place - Crystal River, FL

and saw my 1st manatee;

read and read and read;

watched my oldest turn 15;

turned another year older myself;

knit a few hats;

(These were for Halos of Hope to send to Camp Happy Times for their Medieval Week)

gave crochet a chance (still not my fav) ;

started and finished my first Multnomah from some Creatively Dyed yarn I bought at Stitches South;

and cast on an Angel Sweater as a gift for one of my bosses who is having a baby this summer;

had our 1st Rogers' Birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day Extravaganza at my brother's house in Kentucky to celebrate all the summer birthdays (there are 7 within 3 weeks) and to all get together to celebrate our folks;

made some new knitting friends;

welcomed TNKnitter back to our Wednesday lunch knitting group -- YAY!!!!

Of course, there's more but I'd rather hear what everyone else has been up to this summer.