I've worked the back down to the armhole shaping. I'm telling you, I un-knitted more than I knitted on this lacework, but I finally got the knack for reading a chart down pat, and the last 20 rows were error free!!!! Once I got to that point, this project has been FUN!!!
Then after I put the back stitches on a holder, I began to pick up the provisional stitches at the shoulders to start on the right front. The front is done in an easy reverse stockinette stitch, but it has increases every 4 rows, as well as the armhole shaping to remember...
I really love the look of this yarn - the variegated blues just make my heart sing!!! I think I'm almost ready to break off these sttiches and put them on a holder, but I have to figure out what kind of holder I'm supposed to use because what I have is not working!
See the red arrow on the left? It is showing the clip I'm having to use to keep those stitches corralled on that circular end. I even had to use a stopper on the tip to keep them from falling off of that! I'll be doing some research today - any tips from my knitting friends out there?
I've been busy quilting too - although, certainly not as much as usual, since Sara and I have been gallivanting all over Nashville seeing the sights :) Wednesday, we went to the Adventure Science Center -
Sara thinks "Science is Awesome!" and we found the perfect souvenir T-shirt for her!
And let's not forget her puppy, Link, who has definitely been enjoying life at a quilter's home!
I think she likes Grandma's lap pretty good too :)
Sara surprised me with her desire to learn how to sew! So of course, we got out the small Janome and began to teach her the basics before she could change her mind!
She is a very controlled sewist and careful of that needle, which I am delighted to know! She also sews a pretty cool quarter inch seam...
|She will not be happy that I showed a picture of her fingernails in need of some new polish!|
For her first lesson, I just wanted her to get the hang of sewing a straight seam - which she of course she ACED! - and then how to sew parts together...
Looks like she ACED that too - look at those perfect intersections!
Makes a Grandma proud :*)
We've purchased some fabric for her.... today she is going to make a pillow case out of these soft ocean prints.......
Then, we are planning a throw pillow....
Sara wants to be a Marine Biologist - can you tell from her choice of fabrics?
That cute octopus print will be the back :*)
She also likes little woodland creatures, so we are planning a pair of shorts from this fun fox print...
... and then some shortie pjs from this sweet flannel fabric.....
Probably enough to keep us busy and out of trouble - at least for this coming week!!!
We'll keep you posted on progress.
I hope you are having as much fun as I am this summer :)
Hugs & Blessings!