I’m focusing on two projects right now. I started my (own) Shakespeare Cardigan this week. After I got into the honeycomb cable pattern around the waist a peculiar thing happened. Right away my cables weren’t lining up, they looked to be a stitch off. It made no sense, I’d been checking after each cable row that things were in order. I kept working a few cables, then picking them out when they weren’t lining up. Of course this was happening in a waiting room of all places.
Upon closer inspection, I saw that I had dropped the second stitch of the row. That would do it. Since I was waiting (in the waiting room), I now know it takes 20 minutes to finish a cable row and 5 minutes to finish a stockinette row. Do you see the useful things you can learn while waiting? I would never have timed a row while knitting at home. (OK, so maybe I would’ve).
Color Affection is looking sharp. I’ve knit a little further than this picture, so I’m almost to the final border knitting. I really like the depth of the colors I’m using.
I pick out the toys that say, “indestructible” and”for power chewers”. I don’t know what dogs they are using as test chewers, but they are wimps compared to Boris and Harry. They destroy every toy I give them. If they were chew testers, there would be a whole new category. Maybe I’ll invent a dog toy line and it can have a little slip of paper with a bite out of it or a paw print and say, “inspected by Boris (or Harry)”. I can see the cute label with their picture on it. Boy did I digress.