they are guidelines.
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.
It wasn't the easiest or
the most enjoyable knit
and I almost quit several
times, but I finally succeeded
in knitting a clothesline basket.
For the first basket I
cast on 30 stitches on size
15 circular needles. I knit
around until the basket
measured four inches then
purled a row, did a row of k2 tog,
a knit row, k2tog, until 4
stitches were left, then drew
the line through those. I ended
up using less than 100 yards of
When I began decreasing I
switched to double point needles
and that was one of the problems,
I don't own dpn's that large so
I used straight needles and just
maneuvered things around
to make it work.
The other problem is cotton
clothesline is very hard on
the hands and I had to really
pull to tighten the stitches.
Regardless, I like how it
turned out so much that I cast
on another one, this time with
40 stitches around and plans
to make it at least 20 inches high.
I grow all the vegetables I eat,
but I really want to live off the
land both figuratively and literally
so I picked up A field guide to Edible Wild Plant.
If I can learn just a fraction of the
information this book offers I
will never have to worry about