so, knitting, right?

Knitting… my hobby, right? I have been doing it, but not as much as usual because I keep falling asleep putting Stefan to bed and some nights I just stay in bed. I think more sleep keeps me more sane than more knitting. That sentence may test my theory, however.

In any case, there has been knitting. I started my grandmother's Hannukah present. It's the Menorah Pillow from Handknit Holidays. I got the front all knitted in a couple of days. After almost throwing my back out patting myself on the back for finishing it so quickly with only one mistake that I think you can't even see, I noticed a bigger one. Now that is all I can see. Horror of horrors, a miscrossed cable! I was considering trying the Yarn Harlot's duplicate stitch for fixing miscrossed cables, but I don't think it would work well in this yarn (All Seasons Cotton) so, instead I'm going to follow January One's tutorial and snip the yarn above and below. Not tonight, though.

I also finished a pair of socks. (Foxgloves, from New Pathways for Sock Knitters.) They're a touch big, I'm hoping washing helps that.

And started another pair. (Jeweled Steps, from the same.)

Oh, and I think I'm going to knit this guy for Niels for Christmas, but without the built-in sweater so I can knit more than one outfit for him. Niels asked for a "big boy doll" (as opposed to a baby doll) and I think he fits the bill nicely.

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3 thoughts on “so, knitting, right?

  1. margotinto November 19, 2007 / 9:08 am

    I've heard that weavers of Persian rugs purposefully create one mistake in every rug they make, because only God can create perfection. I'd go with that philosophy, and put the scissors down. It can become a holiday game – who can spot the mis-crossed cable??

  2. abigailvr November 19, 2007 / 1:29 pm

    I've heard that too, and even with the fixed cable, there's still a mistake. I think the mis-cross is just too much for me to let slide!

  3. Kristine November 19, 2007 / 3:29 pm

    I love the little boy doll, the doll I made for my niece is from that book, too 🙂

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