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Time out is over January 30, 2004

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 2:48 pm

I took the Na Craga sleeves out of time out and put them back on the needle. At this time, they are behaving and promising never to be naughty again. There is no sense in posting a picture…I think they are just a wee bit shorter than last weeks photo. But I got them back on the needle in the same spot, both facing the right way. Happy day! I have now put the sleeves down and will revel in my small success.

I have slowed down on progress on Gracie’s Magic Stripe sock. I am close to the toe decreases but it says to knit until “2” less than desired total length.” Two problems: no tape measure and no kids foot. I haven’t been able to locate my tape measure for quite some time. Cameron and Owen enjoying running around the house playing chase/dog with my tape measures. And Gracie’s at school, so I can’t guesstimate. Speaking of guesstimates (is that a word? huh, Grammar Avengers, a little help here!), I can’t do it to save my life. I think it is my dyslexia. Dyslexia also affects my ability to put stitches back on the needle the right or wrong way. I can never remember which is which. Nor can I remember that bigger needle, smaller gauge…smaller needle, bigger gauge–or the other way around. Heck! I can’t tell you my left from my right. Yea, I try that little “L” finger trick–but I am dyslexic and I don’t always remember which way the bottom of the “L” is supposed to go.

But I digress…I stopped by my mom’s house today to take care of a few things. ‘Course I had to look through her stash. I did come home with that fab Rowan Denim last week. Nothing tickled my fancy but I did come across some old pictures piled on top of one of her many piles. 🙂 If I knew how to scan I would have taken a photographic walk down memory lane. I am going to try to figure it out this weekend. It was neat, though, to see how knitting has been interspersed throughout my life. My mom has been knitting for longer than I can remember.

Rachael, at My Glass House, took a pictorial walk down memory lane today on her blog. Go check it out!


8 Responses to “Time out is over”

  1. annie Says:

    I can never put the stitches back the right way either. Or my left hand from my right. I always have to think “ok, which is the hand I write with?” How pathetic is that?
    And how lucky you are to have a mom who is a knitter. And she lets you take yarn from her stash? Doubly (sp?) lucky!

  2. annie Says:

    I’ve done about another inch on Na Craga. I was trying to make progress on that scarf before I start Tuja. And, yes, you can join the Tuja-along. You know what I had for lunch today? A slice of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. I am bad,bad,bad. I couldn’t give up the sweets if I tried. Since I’m tall, I can hide it well 🙂

  3. Melissa Says:

    I linked to your blog. Thanks for the comment. I wanted to share a poem with you. Check out my blog and see why we are the luckiest women to have wonderful autistic children.

  4. clair and lou Says:

    lou bookmarked this site for us. it is great to see pictures of you all and your beautiful handiwork (and even sirius black!). hope all is great there and to see you guys soon. love, c&l (and baby)

  5. Julia Says:

    Hey Katy! Your blog looks great! Isn’t Typepad easier to live with?? The pictures look fabulous too. And remember, my Na Craga is an afghan, so it’s FLAT! Makes a huge difference, plus there is no shaping! Your sleeve really looks good – the ribbing is phenomenal! I’m going to have to link to your site so I’ll remember to check in and see how it progresses!


  6. Em Says:

    Hi Kathleen, thanks for commenting on my blog! I can never remember left from right either, I do the the L thing with my hand too! I’m so glad I’m not alone. Na Craga is stunning, and I love the color! I just hope those sleeves have learned their lesson and will start to BEHAVE.

    I like guesstimate as a word. Probably not in the dictionary, but where would we be without new words like that?

  7. Angi Says:

    “I haven’t been able to locate my tape measure for quite some time. Cameron and Owen enjoying running around the house playing chase/dog with my tape measures.”

    You live at my house!!! Only here, Cameron and Owen are Kaity and Khi. Great Blog!

  8. Daphne Says:

    Can someone help me on these Na Craga sleeves? Where are you doing the increases? I’m worried I’m not going to do it right! Have you been doing it before and after the end chart patterns (in between the extra two sleeve stitches for that cable?). I’m so confused and I know it shouldn’t be this difficult. I’m having a stupid day! Thanks!

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