First of all, thanks to all of you for your encouraging comments on my last post!!! Sometimes I wonder if I’m just being self-indulgent with blogging, but if I can encourage and inspire you, I’ll keep at it. Besides, it’s accountability for me.
It’s finished!!! I just went outside and photographed Hydrangea, and now it’s raining. Talk about timing!
I’m in love. (I’d better be after all those beads!)
How many beads, you ask? Um, I don’t know. I didn’t keep track. What kind of a test knitter am I?
Hydrangea by Susan Pandorf. You can purchase the pattern on her site. She’s amazing!!!
Great Adirondack Soxie Yarn 2 skeins, 720 yards. I used almost all of two skeins.
I used 6/0 beads instead of 8/0. It is heavy, but it feels elegant and luxurious to me!
Size 5 needles
Blocked size 76 x 18.
I only did one additional repeat of rows 15-50 on the last chart. I’m almost wishing I’d done one more on each side, but I would have had to travel 100 miles for more beads. I have another skein of yarn, but that may be socks.
Oh, and what’s the big deal on kitchener stitch? I’ve put it off forever because everyone makes it sound like a big mystery. It’s no big deal. I watched this video on youtube. I sort of followed the instructions! She told me to put the kids, husband, and pets outside. I just ignored them instead. It also told me to have a glass of wine beside me. I did that. It told me to practice on a swatch first. Of course I didn’t do that!!! I just practiced on a project that I had a gazillion hours into. So if you don’t know how to kitchener stitch, don’t listen to the people that think its hard. It’s not!!!
And now for the final shot!
Now, back to Ravelympics. I’m still in medal contention. More info soon.
Todays big girl projects:
1. Finish laundry. (Yes, I did get a lot of it done.)
2. Work on homeschool stuff.
3. Make dinner. Why do these people have to eat every day???