Tuesday, March 27, 2007

current project

absorba, again from mdk... i started it, then put it down because it was drying my hands out. now that the weather has warmed up and the air is not so dry... i've picked it back up again... AND... i learned that i was picking up stitches in an alternative method.... i was doing it so that it was sorta twisting the loop that i was picking up from... if that makes sense. so it was damn near impossible to get the three strands of yarn through without breaking my fingers.... needless to say, i changed my method and to the non-knitter, it's not noticeable that i was doing something wrong. i can tell, but i'm not that anal so i'm just going to keep going.... i do like how the new way of picking up stitches looks as opposed to how the old version looks....

let's see if YOU can pick out where the change is.... because i did end up changing my method 1/2 way through a row of pick ups....















here's a close up of the colors used, white, light tan and light green:





my next project is hinging on whether or when my good friend Valerie, (blogless) gets a good reading on a test :) chris seems to be getting some positive vibes that she'll be passing that test soon (he's been known to be a little clairvoyant at times) so we'll see - let's wish her good luck!

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Very lovely Cara! Are you using the double worsted peaches and cream? I am still considering making one for one of our powder rooms. I can't tell the difference in the stitches, but I am happy that you found an easier way to do it! No broken fingers allowed. Also, I like bigger pictures. Especially for things I want to examine the details of :o)

cara said...

amanda -

yes, i'm using double worsted peaches and cream and ordered it from http://www.elmore-pisgah.com/, i couldn't find double worsted anywhere... i'll show you in person, you'll be able to see the different stitches up close for sure... but i figured for something that will be stepped on, who cares!