Thursday, July 06, 2006
old and new...
I managed to get myself together early today. cool.
Alright, last evening I promised to show you a better picture of the Pinwheel Sweater. On the left is a photo of the whole thing as it stands now. You can see on the left is the 'thumb trick' stitches held on a piece of green ribbon. On the right of the sweater, the first sleeve is being worked on DPNs. what have I learned so far?
1. Work the thumb trick stitches one stitch in from the spiral row of yarn overs and work a K2Tog at both ends of the sleeve slit and
2. leave a bit of extra working yarn (float) in the back of your thumb trick slit especially if you are knitting in COTTON. I'm a little nervous about my woven in ends holding. I'll probably duplicate stitch some reinforcement in the 'pits'.
And in the Quilting Corner! Update: I figured out how to get the poll feature to work. WOOHOO! Feel free to vote. :)
OK, this is the selection of my current quilt UFO's. A bias strip stained glass 'Rose Window' (of my own design thankyouverymuch), A Jacobean applique piece in some really cool reds and wood tones (I love special effect fabrics) ... and one of the many pieces of Cathedral Windows that will someday all come together to be one incongruous quilt that will probably represent my incongruous life better than any prose.
So I'm taking votes....what should I work on?