I learned that the knit project I’ve been working on with my practice skein is going to roll up no matter what I do, because that’s what a stockinette stitch does. One side is bigger than the other so it just curls in on itself. I probably could have found this out, had I done more research ahead of time, but ah well. That’s what the practice skein is for.
So now I’m making another scarf, this time with some nice soft bulky wool on my super-groovy light-up LED knitting needles. I’m trying my hand at cabling this time, adapting a pattern from a book I got on making socks. Because as Mab as my witness, I will make socks! And a good thing too, because I’ve already got relatives asking me to make them some for Christmas…
I also decided to bow out of WhipLash this time around. Just too much on my plate at the moment.
Here’s a question of the world in general: how come so many creative, crafty type people have such crappy websites? Repetez après moi: form follows function. First have a website that people can find their way around easily. Then make it pretty. I’m not saying I’m any kind of html genius, far from it, but as far as I know nobody’s ever said, “Jeez, what the hell is up with your webpage at X?”
Someone’s been testing out my patterns! Apparently, I can make a pattern that’s really followable (that’s so not a word) by people who aren’t there in person to watch me do it. Go me!
I’ve been a proud Big for almost 2 years now. My “Little”, age 14, is quite creative herself. She makes jewelry with her mom, and she can draw fairly well. I’m wanting to teach her how to crochet, and I will eventually. She tells me a friend her age knits. Kewl. But anyway, there is so much need and this is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year. We only have 7 weeks to meet our goal of $500, so any amount you can contribute helps us reach that goal. Thank you so much!