Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Just in time

I've been knitting like mad to get this baby blanket finished in time for a special charity event. My arthritic thumb complains but I employ the 'use it or lose it' philosophy and stick at it, holding the work in a different position to prevent aggravating the joint. The problem thumb is one of the reasons that I knit garter stitch so often as, for me, it uses less movement than the purl stitch. Fortunately I really like garter stitch.
I tried several edging stitches in both knitting and crochet but, in the end, I like the picot best. I knit the squares by picking up the stitches along the edge of the previously done one, and join them to the next one with a slip stitch as I go. It's no secret that I dislike 'sewing up' and dodge it as often as I can.
Next effort is to be a fair isle jumper (sweater) for a child. Done on a circular needle I can avoid the purl stitch for most of it. I'm not brave enough to tackle steeks.
My lovely dentist fixed my tooth today - bless him. You can bet I'll be really careful with almonds in future.
The man of the house has been baking and I can't bear to sit here any longer while those tantalising smells drift my way. I'm off for a cuppa and one of his coconut bikkies (that's cookies for our US and Canadian friends)
By for now until next time


  1. You have made a lovely colourful blanket, and what a great idea NO SEWING :)) Brilliant solution ...
    Will that call for dunking biccies Now LOL

  2. Pattas: With my delicate new filling dunking is the order of the day. I'm terrified of breaking it again. Lol. :)

  3. Glad to hear your tooth has been fixed - stay off the almonds for a little while.

    That's a lovely colourful blanket you've made*!*

  4. Hello Annie. Yes I'm wary of almonds at present. :)

  5. Oh I love the ones you get in Bon Bons, is that what their called.? Often at italian weddings they are a gift, the sugar coated almonds in little nets. Forgotten the name. Im glad I have italian friends as I love them.Good to see your tooth is better, and that was a beautiful blankie. I wonder where it ended up, somewhere needed I bet.:) on ya Else x