Barbara joined us for the first time today; she wanted to learn how to knit in the round. The pattern she brought is called Queenie. Since she didn’t have a 16″ circular, she had to learn on double pointed needles. She took to it quite quickly. I taught her that if she knit an extra stitch from the next needle after knitting off one needle, she would avoid ladders. Does that make sense? It doesn’t sound as clear as I’d like.
Linda, always one to make an entrance, explained that she was late because she couldn’t go her ususal 80 mph to get here. She was driving alongside a policeman. Ahh, Linda, words escape me. I am glad she is so enthusiastic about getting to knitting, but yikes, 80 mph?
Anyway, she was cruising along (pun just happened, really) on The Patterned Kimono Jacket, when she realized that she was following the row repeat for the pattern and not the pattern. What I mean to say is that she knit the front to be 22″ versus the 13″ desired to armhole. I’m glad she realized this before she knit a table runner or a scarf!