Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The List with Pictures


1. Mail off red scarf for the Red Scarf Project.







2. Realize that even though a skein of Lion Brand Micro Spun has plenty of yardage for a hat, I totally misjudged the amount of Fancy Fur needed. Go back to Michaels to purchase two more skeins - one each of the two colors I had previously purchased. Finish blue hat and start red one. (As you can see from the picture, the second hat is well on its way to being finished.) The hats are for this excellent cause.



3. While waiting to get to Michaels, pull out CeCe. Realize that there is an error 4 rows down from the current row - and not just one stitch is off. I screwed up the pattern and about a third of the row is incorrect. Think for about a second that maybe I can leave it the way it is, realize that no way will I be happy with that and slowly unstitch each stitch as I work my way 4 rows back. But the story has a happy ending. I just finished the edging along the neck and now just have to do a small amount of sewing, block it and find a great button. I tried this on while it was still on the needles and I absoutely love it. It's just what I want to wear over a tank top.

4. Help my daughter with math. Sometimes they do these math stories. Here is what she came up with. "Mom wants to make a sweater. She has 5 skeins of yarn. She needs 9. I give her 4. Now she has 9 and can make her sweater." And here is the picture we made to go along with the story. Gotta love it. By the way, those are my skeins of Black Water Abbey (bought before January 1). The plans are to use this yarn for the Flyingdales Cardigan. Oh, and the other skein is a skein of STR (Christmas Bells) that my daughter picked out at Rhinebeck. She wants me to make her a shawl - I'm thinking Forest Canopy.

7 comments:

kimberly said...

Love the yarn math-now that's math I can really get into!
kimberly
www.thegivingflower.de

Anonymous said...

Terrific word problem! I especially like the part of her giving your more yarn.

margene said...

Teaching your daughter math and love of fiber...good job! CeCe is going to be wonderful.

CrazyFiberLady said...

LOL. Love the knitting math! And I say go for Forest Canopy. I just finished that shawl and it is a great pattern.

amanda said...

love the yarn math! we do lots of math with all sorts of unconventional items too!

Kathy said...

I love the red scarf! And Flyingdales in on my 2007 list too.

Karen said...

I'm glad you got everything back on track with CeCe. It is a great and versatile sweater. Can't wait to see it!