my life as a crocheter & knitter & working mom

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

ripping and stitching

I had over 6" knitted up on this piece last night when I went to bed. But, I didn't like the garter stitch edging I was using on the zipper side. The horizontal bumps were on the wrong side. So I ripped. I only ripped down to the ribbing because it's not so noticeable there as it was against the stockinette. I don't think I've lost too much ground. It's a pretty quick knit. To match the look on the left side, where I knit on the zipper edge every row, I'm purling on the zipper edge every row on the right side. Seems counter-intuitive, but I'm getting a match.

Kim asked what I thought of Big Love. I'm really intrigued; the premise and characters are fascinating. I'll definitely give it another week before I decide if it's good or not. I must say that I loved the first new episode of The Sopranos in two years. I can't wait until next Sunday.

During our drunken St. Paddy's celebration in AC, hubby mentioned that there are two sweaters he'd like me to knit. He'd love a kelly green aran or gansey (he just said textured like that one, pointing to one of the many, many, many fisherman style sweaters people were wearing. Never seen so many in one place in my whole life) and he wants a royal blue sweater with a large St. Andrew's cross on it to advertise his Scottish heritage. He wants both to not be in wool (I'm thinking a cotton blend). Of course, Elann has just the thing on sale.

1 comment:

Yarngirl said...

Thanks Annette - I hope to be more involved now, too. I'm really enjoying catching up on your blog - you are one productive knitter and you inspire me!!