February 23, 2021
I recently replaced my bluetooth earbuds, and have been using them more of late--when riding the bus, on the elliptical, while cleaning house or cooking, and of course, while knitting. I listen to podcasts, but also have audiobooks arriving from library holds on a regular basis. I recently finished The Deep, a novella by Rivers Solomon, author of one of my favorites of the last few years, An Unkindness of Ghosts.
How about you? Do you read with your ears while you stitch? What have you loved lately?
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Aren't these FUN? Combining modular knitting with self-striping yarn makes for a pair of fingerless mitts that will fly off the needles! The Slightly Slanted pattern is available on Ravelry, and one ball or hank of self-striping yarn should make a couple of pairs of mitts--take a look at fingering weight self-striping options available at Yarn Folk here. Many of Sybil R's Knitting and So On patterns feature creative techniques--take a look here for further intrigue.
I did try to keep up with weaving in ends, but they come at you fast and furious when you're knitting the sleeves, so I had quite a few to work in when finishing up STRIPES! on Sunday. I knit the size 3, and my gauge differed from the pattern gauge very slightly (21 stitches over 4", rather than 21.5 stitches over 4"). Still, when measuring the finished garment, it was about two inches bigger than planned--more than the gauge discrepancy would account for. A little investigation determined that I added 16 extra body stitches at some point. Not a deal breaker, and not that surprising--while I should know that if I'm feeling tired and stressed, I should count MORE, not LESS, but that's apparently not what happened!
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