4 days ago
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
It is only Wednesday and I declare this to be a dreadful week. Could it be that it is Halloween week? I doubt it, as I’m not the type of person that believes in spooks and ghouls. I believe in carving pumpkins, costumes, and trick or treating. Just not the superstitious part of Halloween. For this little trick or treater should be a FROG this year. As I’ve been making that sound a lot this week. “Rip it Rip it Rip it” The Alpaca Cable Drops Cardigan is now just a single ball. This is the second time I’ve made this same error. Different sweater. Same error. I casted on too few stitches and completed about 6 inches before realizing I did so. A lot of the patterns that I’m seeing lately there is an X-Small size.... well I’m a small. I also ripped about two inches of the Green Drops Cardigan. The stitches were extremely loose. It had to do with the YO’s in between the purl and knit rib. That one was pretty easy to swallow. But the blue alpaca..... that one makes me sick as it is a pretty small gauge. The Red Alpaca Cable Cardigan.... Well, the sleeves are done. The body is done. And I’m seaming. I hope blocking will help with this one. All I can say is that the upper armholes look and feel huge. They are a dropped set in type sleeve and everyone that I have talked to has assured me that if I follow the pattern that it will turn out. Well, I followed the pattern to the T. But I only have 1/2 a sleeve sewn on. So we will see. Maybe I should leave it alone until next week. The week gets even better. I signed up for a lace sweater class that was to start in September. It has been postponed a couple of times now. My LYS is having a hard time getting people to sign up for it. Well, last night, I found out the new start date.... the end of January. Now, keep in mind that this class was going to produce my second sweater before the end of the year. End of 2008 maybe. And to top it off with a little button. I’ve caught two buttons on two different pants on two different pieces of furniture and popped two buttons off. Last night I also stopped by my LYS and purchased the new Winter Interweave Knits. We ordered pizza in. It was going to be a nice relaxed evening.... until I moved the pizza box and tipped a full cup of coffee all over the mail and the upper right corner of my new Winter Interweave Knits. So, while my pizza got cold I separated each page with a paper towel. I guess its a good thing we buy paper towels in bulk!