Whatever it takes…

Before anything else, click over and welcome Yvette! She’s been invited to blog at Life in the Frogpond! She has other crafty interests, of course, and I’ve seen some of her sewing… all I can say is, WOW!

Sbsleeve1aThe sleeve/swatch has been pulled from the needles and what you see is progress on the real sleeve. It is resting atop the highlighted sleeve chart that I made last night. Sbchart1 Photocopies, matboard, a ruler and pencil, tape and highlighters — these are a few of my favorite things! Sbchart2

Okay, I have to take a moment here to say, “Yo, Typepad, thanks for the improvements to picture insertion.”

The yellow highlights indicate cables that are held to the front. The pink highlights are for those held at back; I used pink only on the first repeat, so far, and maybe that’s all I’ll need.

CompareI am knitting a little tighter than I was and I’m twisting those st stitches on either side of the braided cable — I like it much better. I don’t know if you can see anything in the comparison photo (swatch at top, real sleeve below), but it sure looks and feels better to me! I measured the swatch yesterday, too, and as far as I can figure, the overall measurements are very close to those specified in the pattern (or what I want).

AknitsHehehe. I am complete. Ai picked up the Red Heart Grande that she chose the other day (strictly on basis of color) and now all my grrs are knittin’! Mdd continues to work daily on her Lion Brand Thick and Quick scarf, and Kt’s lacy wool scarf-in-progress was delivered upon request to the dorm on Saturday. She emailed me yesterday with news of a nice yarn shop that is within blocks of her dorm!

So, I’m a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers. I hoot and holler and yell during the games, startling the kids and pets, and just generally do my part to define “fanatic” for a few hours every week during the season. I also enjoy watching other teams play (though with less passion), so tuned in to the kick-off show (Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, The Boston Pops, Mary J. Blige and more) and the Thursday edition of Monday Night Football last night (Colts vs. Patriots). I think Lenny Kravitz was lip-synching. I always enjoy The Boston Pops — every Friday afternoon in 5th grade, we’d have an Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops interlude (my teacher was a big fan) and they’ll always have a special spot in my heart.

4 thoughts on “Whatever it takes…

  1. Wow, I’m going to rename you The Cable Gal. Hey, what’s this you say about Typepad’s new photo insertion? I haven’t experienced a change. Is it just this morning? I guess I didn’t post any photos yet today. Hm….have to try this out!

  2. Thanks Vicki for your kind comments about my sewing,
    Isn’t it great when all your kids knit, all my boys were knitting with me in the holidays and I never got a picture, never mind I am sure I will convince them all its a good idea again!
    I love how organised all your charts look, you definitely have to have the “Cable Queen” title.

  3. Holy moly! Those are some SERIOUS charts! I think I’ll have to hire you to make charts for me next time I need some! Cable Queen indeed!
    How wonderful that all your girls are knitting now! I’ve taught my 9 year old to knit, and she’s made some very charming, lopsided washcloths so far. My 6 year old son has learned to crochet looooooooong chains, but that’s the extent of his fiber art thus far 🙂

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