Friday, September 07, 2007

What to Do? What to Do?*

I had every intention of returning to the scarf I'd begun from my NYC souvenir yarn. I realized I somehow had zigged when I should have zagged, and it's been sitting there for the last four or so months.

On Monday, I had to set aside the hemp tank top when I realized that I needed to figure out where to place the short rows. In other words, I have to figure out where my boobs go, and who really wants to face that issue?

Before I knew it, I'd cast on for something new. The yarn at least came out of my stash, but I'm about 60 rows into it and have realized I need to figure out how to space the increases.

I know now why so many Civil War images show women knitting socks. Depending on the sock pattern, one hardly has to think.
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A few days ago, I posted an image of a CW woman wearing some knitted undersleeves. Here's a pair that I knit some time back.
The kit (Brown Sheep yarn and pattern and historic notes) came from Robin Stokes.

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*The latest MLA standard for capitalization says that the "to" of an infinitive should not be capitalized.

2 comments:

Suzy Crancer said...

Thank you for the class tips, Deborah. Knitorious is always closed when I drive by, but I'll try harder. I've been making socks out of cotton dishcloth yarn for practice and am almost ready to go for that fancy self-striping stuff sold at Meyer House. Your stuff is inspirational, those sleeves are so cool!

That's a 7-letter Deborah, never a Deb said...

If you can do socks out of cotton dishcloth yarn, you can do the fancy self-striping stuff! I'll let you in on a little secret. The self-striping yarn does all the work. You might even find it boring to knit after awhile. Just knit around & the stripes will do their thing all on their own.