|Getting ready for a night of knitting......I wound a skein of the Soft Donegal Yarn.|
Knit up my swatch - it measured 4.25 inches for the prescribed number of stitches and rows....but after washing, and a gentle vertical block, it measured 4 inches perfectly!
I usually don't pay any attention to basic instructions (my downfall sometimes) but I did follow the link in the Bláithín pattern to Lucy Neatby's Provisional Crochet Cast on.
(In the past I had done a crochet cast on by making a long chain stitch piece, then knitting up through one arm of the crochet chain - most fiddly - check out Lucy's way - it is truly Brilliant! I will use this more often now!
|Although I don't subscribe to "The Knitter" any more...I did purchase Issue 44 - for the Mongolian Shawl by Christel Seyfarth. It's going to be hot this afternoon, so I'll take a break from being outside - and do some stash diving for the yarns for this shawl.|
|Who would have guessed that painting Dogs could be so hard. My paintings of my beautiful Montie make him look like a spaniel! But I am making progress on roses.......|