For those of you who don’t know, the Interweave Knits Fall 2007 preview is up. I think I’ll be picking this up at the bookstore. I let my subscription run out, like others, because I wasn’t liking a lot of what I was getting. Such as with the last Vogue. I love the look of crochet, but I don’t want crochet patterns in my knitting. What if I can’t crochet? (I can’t.) Anyway, I like a few of the patterns in this issue, like this cabled sweater:
Though, do I really want to do more cables while still working on the Vogue Cabled Sweater? Not yet.
I also like this sweater designed by Norah Gaughan, very pretty and neat design:
Speaking of Norah Gaughan, remember the Frost Jacket? I had frogged a good 40 some odd rows and decided to restart, only to realize I did not want to deal with adjusting selvedge stitches and doing 5 panels of cable. So I frogged. Again. I then decided to do the Wheat Ear Cable Yoke Sweater from IK’s last issue, (cover pattern). I used the RYC and got gauge. Then I realized something was amiss. I was a good 6″ into the pattern when I realized I was knitting with a US 7 and US 8, when I should only be using two US 8’s. So I started to knit with the 8’s and to my horror of knitting up to 16″- my stitches were not uniform! I blocked it. Nothing. And then I realized, frogging and starting over would be the only way. *sigh* The problem is that the Cashsoft should be on US 6’s. I’ve knit on smaller needles and never had a problem, so it’s obvious that I shouldn’t knit it on US 8’s. Should I adjust the pattern to knit on smaller needles? We will find out on Tuesday when I go to the LYS and get a little mathematical help.
So what’s everyone else in the family doing? Well Scout and Daddy watched, “Beerfest”, tonight. (Good thing she’s too young to remember, huh?)
Jem is driving me crazy. Only 18 more days til school starts! My mom and I pierced his ear today after a very long week of relentless begging to go to the mall. So now he’s a cool dude with a blue and pink turtle earring in his lobe. (It’s all I had.)
Shawn is frogging the Wheat Ear Cable Yoke Sweater as I type. I didn’t have the heart do it. So really, I’m only working on two major projects. I need to work on the Cabled Tunic, but cables aren’t calling my name.
I’m doing ok I guess. I think the medications I take are making me feel like crap at the end of the day. Around 5 or 6 I start getting tension headaches and my stomach feels all unsettled. The insomnia hasn’t gotten much better. I’m still up around 12 or 1 and Scout is teething, (she still hasn’t cut a tooth, though she can sit up on her own and crawl now), so she’s been getting up around 4:30, not wanting to sleep. Overall though, I’m doing good. Glad that summer is slowly ending and looking forward to a cool, windy Fall. Also looking forward to my French and Yoga classes at the college.
I’ve also been working on some more stitch markers, though I haven’t posted them on my shop yet. I’ve looked into taking some beading, beadweving and wire classes at the local bead shop. I’d like to start making some jewelry pieces. The library has encouraged me all too much.
Oh! Bekka, good news! My mom and I were talking about her sewing machine. Shawn told me that he’d buy me a sewing machine of my own for my birthday, but last night my mom told me that I could have her Singer! (BTW, it’s from the 60’s-70’s.) Anyway, you can imagine my excitement! I’m totally ready to start sewing. And today we discussed Halloween costumes for Scout. I thought she’d make a cute Ladybug or Lion. I have three months and two days to have it sewn!