Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Last days of freedom

I go back to work next week, so I've been busy finishing up projects. Several quilts are in the binding stage, and I am ready to add borders and quilt the batik beauty! I was going to take the easy way out and use a pantograph, but as I look at it more, I have ideas for free motion motifs.

Here is my first jaywalker! I mentioned in my previous post that I needed a row marker so I didn't have to use paper and pencil to check off my progress...well, you can keep track very easily if you learn to READ YOUR STITCHES! My first knitting project was a checkerboard baby blanket with alternating squares of seed stitch and stockinette. I messed up early on, and took it to the expert knitter at my mom's shop. She drilled into my head the necessity of reading stitches. It makes knitting much easier...you can find your mistakes faster, you can pick up your project and find your place right away. I used Debbie Stoller's book as a tutorial - she has good pictures of the knit and purl stitches. So here I am with my Jaywalker - round 1 is knit, round 2 is the pattern. So, I "read" the needle with the stitches I just finished, double check the previous row on the needle I'm working with, and off I go!

For anyone who was missing Baby K...here she is! Daddy was reading to her, and she's trying to get her whole fist into her mouth - we'll try to separate the thumb next week. Tomorrow she will be two months old, and you know what that means...a bunny picture! Stay tuned...

1 comment:

lorinda said...

Jaywalker's looking good and so is baby K!