How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!
~Isaac Watts, "Divine Songs"
Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Joining with Ginny for this week's Yarn Along.
I thought I could do it,
I knit every spare minute I had,
unfortunately my spare minutes
were limited and just couldn't
add up to the hours I needed
to finish my Abigail Cardi. It has
been a very busy, busy week!
I managed to complete one sleeve,
am almost complete with the
other and then all that remains
is the collar. Taking tips from
Ravelry comments I am knitting
the sleeves inside out which is really
a lot easier for me since I am much
better at knitting than I am at
purling. I am so close!
I pulled Finishing School from the
shelf because I am a little concerned
about how I am going to block the
cardigan once I am finished and I
so want it to be just right! Other
knitter's have voiced a lot of concern
about how this yarn really 'grows'
when it's being blocked. Some people
have put the cardi in the dryer to
get the size back, resulting in a
denser finished item. One of the
things that drew me to this pattern
was the airy, drapey look of it so
the dryer is not what I want. I
have shed too many tears, spent
more money than I planned, and
knit a lot of hours to have it ruined
because of my careless blocking.
Does anyone have any suggestions?