On this bright and lovely morning of my special day I have all these to make me very happy:
Little hearts my sweetheart bought for me:
They are small, the largest one is 10cm (4″) and they fit into each other. They are made by: JD Wolfe Pottery.
And all those lovelies residing on my sofa right now where I can squish and smell, caress and look at them any time I want:
The pink hand spun beauty is a present from our Cookie (of course!) and all the rest are yarns my darling bought from Vicki (you should see the way she wrapped it all!) who dyed them for me (the photograph doesn’t do justice to her colors!) – many more details to follow.
I did it! Today is only March 2 and Cardigan Maybe is drying peacefully on the blocking foam – YAY me! I think giving myself a public, challenging deadline is a good way to achieve some goals but maybe I should test it a few more times before declaring this?
I reknitted the bottom edge of the cardigan with some extra strengthening by knitting little bases. I took the idea from a referenceVicki gave me on my last post, thank you Vicki! My bases are shorter, I just added 3 garter ridges in growing width and than 3 ridges all around. I think it looks ok, I will try to take a photo of it on the finished garment.
My new glasses:
Complement my beloved Different Lines perfectly:
I see very clearly with them and the letters on the computer are all nice and sharp again. Now, if only they will stop pushing on my nose I will be very happy with them. They are made in Japan for a Danish Company called Bellinger – from some weird reason this combination pleases me.
While waiting for some very special yarns, I am playing with this:
Garter of course! I think I started the most projects ever with this Ultramerino 8 yarn. I bought it years ago in some super sale in 2 of my favorite colors (in real life the dark is a bit darker and the light is less pinkish) and I was sure it will be knitted in no time but apparently it was not meant to be. I keep trying all sorts of things with it and never really found what it wants to be,,, The idea behind this latest attempt is to make some kind of a throw or baby blanket but it is too soon to tell or to announce a new deadline.
And I wanted to show you the stainless steal balls Joe bought me for Valentine Day and something I saw in my frying pan one bright morning, but I guess these will have to wait for another opportunity.
I could have been an extremely happy knitter today as I can show you this:
if not for this:
I just finished casting off the 6 rows garter edge of Cardigan Maybe and it rolls like hell! I knitted the body on US5 needles and the edge on US2. The edge seems nice and relaxed so I don’t think it is a matter of too tightly knitted garter edge nor like a too tight cast off. It lies flat nice and easy with only a little fingers help, it just seems to want to fold and roll and hide itself,,,, OY!
I found claims on the Ravelry’s pattern projects that this issue solved itself by blocking but I am a bit worried and decided to ask for your opinion before I continue with the fronts and neck edge as it is done with the same yarn.
So, please help and tell me what do you think I should do, thank you.
p.s.: Yes, I saw those color variations too but only on the knitted garment in certain light, I took a brave decision to just ignore it so please shut up about it, thank you!