Knitting Librarian

A knitting scrapbook to keep track of things I've knitted and/or would like to knit someday.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Updates

My husband's back from his European adventure, so I have access to our digital camera once again. I did some fast travel knitting this past weekend. My library is participating in The Big Read next Spring, so I went to Minneapolis for orientation. On the way I finished my version of Calorimetry from Knitty:


I like how it turned out. I hope it will stay on my head. I should be able to find a fun button in my stash.

I also finished my first Hedgerow sock and started on the second. These socks, as simple as they are, are taking me forever. I don't think I'll make another pair. I guess I'm not enjoying switching knits and purls every two rows. I can't get into a groove.


Brian was a good husband and brought me chocolate from Switzerland. He also brought me a knitting book in Italian, which was very sweet. He always complains that he never knows what to get me for presents, which I think is crazy since he's known me for 6 years, but he did a good job this time.


The Kauni is almost done. I sewed in one sleeve this morning and still have to sew in the second one and tack down the cut edges. I'm not happy with how my buttonbands and neck edging turned out, so I may rip them out and redo them. I have plenty of yarn left over. I'm regretting not making the large size. I think I'll be able to wear the sweater, but I thought that the medium would be more roomy, based on the sizing. Below, you can see what happens when you do the checkerboard ribbing back and forth instead of in the round. The last two stitches on the neck ribbing flattened out and look weird (click the photo to see what I mean). I was going to try to live with it, but I don't like the buttonbands either, so I think I'll rip out and start over.

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