July 13, 2014

Crazy Cabled Yoke

The cabled yoke calls for 16 (or 17, I don't recall exactly) pattern repeats for my size.  Three pattern repeats looks like this;

Today I have almost 7 pattern repeats finished. Color coding the chart really helps me keep track of things, I think its a big time saver. I'm hoping to average  1 1/2 repeats per day. Once the yoke is done, it gets mattress stitched to the body and sleeves, and then a neckband and button bands are added.

July 8, 2014

Color Codes

I'm working on the yoke of the Circlet Cardigan now. The chart is crazy. More than what I'm used to following.  Rows and stitches that are skipped for some sizes, place holder spaces and 15 different symbols to keep track of. Most of them are symbols that weren't used in the staghorn cable pattern. I got a few mixed up and had to start over. To help me keep things straight, I took colored pencils and color coded the symbols.

June 28, 2014

The Row(d) Goes on

Or, The Real Reason I Seldom Knit A Sweater in DK Yarn. Or just seldom knit a sweater. I'm a knitting light-weight. I'm not exactly bored with this knit, I think. Or maybe I am. But, now that I have the pattern repeat well in hand, I can work on this knit whilst watching World Cup games. Or a TV show. Or anything, at least until the knitting gets more interesting.

The picture shows about 61 rows of pattern, just over 10 inches. Unlike some cable patterns, this one looks fairly decent on the wrong side, check out the bit that's folded over. (on the right side of pic)  Well, enough complaining, I have rows to knit. (Circlet in blue)

June 19, 2014

In Living Color

One of my friends raises a few orchids and she entered them into the county fair. Aren't they pretty?

June 16, 2014


The sleeves for the Circlet Cardigan are done. See? Now the body is on the needles.

June 12, 2014

For Reals

Petting Baby Moose Discouraged

Yup. In my local paper. The story originates in Alaska, where I guess it would make more sense. I live in San Diego. Where it doesn't make sense. You know what else doesn't make sense? That people need to be told, "don't try to make pets out of moose calves." Let alone don't pet them. I can't, no, don't want to imagine what it would be like to try and house train a moose. Although, I have friends with dogs almost that big. You know who you are.

June 10, 2014


I know not everyone will agree with me, but I think there should be coffee flavored toothpaste. For in the morning. I don't want my mouth minty fresh right before I drink my coffee, it makes my coffee taste strange. My son Ryan thinks this is a terrible idea, but he doesn't drink coffee, so he's hardly qualified to offer an opinion. However, we both agree that coffee flavored toothpaste should not be the color of coffee. I don't think I want to squeeze brown toothpaste onto my toothbrush.