08 August 2007

Back in the Saddle Again

Back to the Future, Back to School, No Turning Back, The Empire Strikes Back, etc. So I'm working on the back of the Celtic Icon sweater. At some point last week I was thinking, "If I work on it every day I can have it done in time for Stitches." I'm not sure what kind of nerve gas had seeped into my house that day, but I can assure you that it is all gone now. If this were a drab stockinette stitch sweater, or something with a simple pattern I might have been right. This sweater, however, has cables with a 28 row repeat. Cables slow me down. When I get to a cable I put whatever I need to on the cable needle, work the next stitch(es), put the stitches from the cable needle back on the left needle and then knit them. I am not dexterous enough to knit (or purl) off of the cable needle. So while I love the way this sweater is turning out, it is not going to be a speed project for me. I'll have lots of time to enjoy the process of making all of those little crossed stitches turn into a really cool pattern.

Do you remember how I spent last Wednesday? In the category of, "Things that Make You Want to Cause Physical Harm to Your Child" I present the work of my daughter's day today:

1 comment:

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

As Rosanne Barr (or at least that was her last name when she said it) "This is why animals eat their young." Sigh....the room is a never ending cycle.....