Addicted to Knitting

still here

Posted on: September 24, 2008

Wow is life ever busy! It seems like I can’t catch my breath at times. Other times it’s like the clock stopped. I hope to get organized with school, home and work soon. It was my 2nd FP meeting yesterday. I actually lost a little weight- wonders never cease since I didn’t do well on eating or excercisiing. I also got measured and get to figure my BMI. That was an uncomfortable thought. Cat,who did the measuring, was so kind and kept telling me it was a new way to get hugged as she wrapped her arms around me to measure my waist. All in all it was good. Last week DJ was praying for me and she must have done a good job. It’s one of the best things about this program. This week I am praying for someone who’s request could’ve been written by me. Apparently the enemy is hitting her with the same lie as he hits me with. Can’t say more due to confidentiality.Here is a link to First place if you are interested….

I met a lady who is learning to knit. I am so excited. She knits a little but not much and someone started her on socks. You can imagine my reaction (I kept it to myself) Man am I glad I didn’t start with socks. I wouldn’t be knitting today. I mean I can knit socks, they are not that difficult it’s just not my thing.

I am still working on the mittens for the library. I have a large collection of “vintage” knitting booklets that will be displayed next month. I am making some mittens out of one of them to go in the display. I found some cute ones with a car on them. The car is done in duplicate stitch, which makes no sense to me so I tried to change it to intsarsia. My yarn was to tight behind the car and it was all bunch, plus I lost myself somehow so I ripped that all out. I am not sure what to do. I really would like to do intarsia rather than duplicate stitch. My background yarn is dark blue, the car is red and white and to me it seems like it won’t cover the dark well. Perhaps that is why the original was a gray background. Any ideas? Has anyone done duplicate stitch? I am frustrated. Plus the stupid things are done on 2 needles rather than in the round. sigh…

I am stringing beads for the hat I mentioned a couple of posts ago. The beads I bought look fab but…they are not very evenly sized and many won’t go on the yarn. Time to investigate a different way of stringing them eh? Then my dd who I wasgoing to make the hat for glances throught the book and says she likes the scarf much better than the hat. “it’s to high on the head and it doesn’t cover the ears” okey dokey. She is 14 and you know what that means. If I make it she won’t wear it unless it’s modified! Any ideas on modification?

this is for the hat!

And finally here is my dog Roxi. She is 14 and has terrible arthritis. Being in Wy and having very cold winters we are considering putting her to sleep. Last winter she was barely able to go up and down the stairs. She has been a great dog and will be impossible to replace.

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3 Responses to "still here"

What pretty beads!!! No ideas for the mitten. For the hat…how hard would it be to make it longer before doing the border? I don’t have the pattern, so I’m not entirely sure, but in theory it should be doable!

Congratulations on the weight loss! Keep up the good work. You are in my prayers! To “lengthen” the hat so it fits over the ears just knit an extra couple of inches before you start the decrease for the top. If you are knitting top down just knit a couple extra inches before you start the beading.

I actually like the car on the mittens done in duplicate stitch. I know that is a pain, but it makes the car stand out from the mitten.

It’s so hard to watch an older pet failing!! We have had that happen to us and we waited too long to let her go. We clung to her, wanting to keep her with us as long as possible, and she suffered longer than she needed to. It’s so hard! Bless you!

Oh, sweet Roxi. Such beautiful eyes! It’s hard to see our puppies hurt. It’s too bad we can’t have wheel chairs and stair lifts for them like we have for people who get to that stage 😦

Can’t help you out with the duplicate knitting. Maybe there’s a tutorial online? I’m amazed at all the information available out there now! I agree that the duplicate knitting would be the way to go.

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