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Knitting blog week day 1 4KCBWDAY1

22 Apr

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“The House of Manatee: Manatees are gentle, calm and cuddly. Relaxed and unflashy they represent the comfort and soft side of knitting and crochet.”

 

Yes, this is me in a nut shell. I love to knit and live in relaxed unflashy items.  I love “boyfriend” style tops/sweaters…this includes knitting them too.  My very first sweater that I am knitting (well, hope to cast on with in the next month) is a delicious pima cotton (from knit picks) for a top down raglan.  I even made the decision to add length to the sleeves and body of the sweater.  The sweater is all stockinette, so it I imagine it will be pretty easy.  

I am knitting (well attempting to knit) a sleeveless cable wrap top for my mother as a gift for Mother’s Day.  According to my blog count down calendar (scroll down and on the right side), I now only have 20 day left to complete this.  I had to get the pattern book, Twelve months of knitting, from the library again today because (in true Heather fashion) I made a copy of this pattern about a year ago but I made it CROOKED!  I must have looked at it and thought, well I’ll never really get around to knitting this, so who cares if you can’t read a part of the pattern…  Seriously.  So I was at a dead end after my 1 1/2 inches of seed stitch.  Now hoewever, I have run into yet a different snag…I marked the “Right Side” (RS) incorrecty and so now, after spending TWO HOURS on four rows of a very detailed cabled pattern, I have to rip it all out and start again.  Freaking genius I am…SMH!

 

Here is a picture of me FINALLY figuring out how to add 14 stitches “evenly” through this seed stitch. I love the multiple uses of these little plastic clips.  It is the only way that I found I correctly counted my increases (hey, I’m a visual kind of person LOL).

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and this is me getting sooo fed up with the extra yarn from the long tail cast on (which I am keeping for the side seaming)

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Yes, I paperclipped it after it kept getting tangled and then tangled some more.  I think I may have started something here folks.  hahaha

Okay, I am going to start frogging my beautiful work (sniff sniff).  Look for a new post tomorrow.  Follow my blog if you’re just totally diggin’ me.  -Heather

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