I don’t have sun in the winter because of the big appartment block in front of my house, but throughout the rest of the year it’s supersunny and a great way to enjoy the reading that has to be done for the final thesis. So this here is how I study 🙂 ahhh this is the student life I tell you..
So as the title implies there’s good news and bad news, and since I’m in a very happy kind of mood I’ll start with the good 🙂
Remember the Deep V argyle vest by Eunny Jang? It seems to be growing and the more it grows the more I’m liking it 🙂 Obviously it’s quite typical to start something like this when the crazy winter is about to end and spring is showing its face 🙂
-while writing this post my lazy 7 mo. kitty Kiwi managed to fall of the windowsill while sleeping.. walked for a foot and then went to sleep again.. I lol’d-
Back to the vest: I usually adapt a pattern to my own size, even if there’s a given size, mainly just to check so I won’t have to rip back my shirt in order to get it right after a week of knitting :p But with this one the size was actually quite correct for me so there was no need to mess with the calculations (for which I am very grateful). So this has turned out to be one of the easiest knits since I started knitting in the first palce. Now I’m sure the difficult part will definately come up when I reach the steeks but so far so good right? 🙂
Another little update on the Hemlock ring blanket by Jared Flood. I really love the pattern and it makes the yarn look good as well.
There’s just one little problem.. while knitting the 55th row of the pattern repeat I noticed one of the repeats took me way more time than the others. I knit this pattern while reading and feel my way up to the stitchmarkers but this one seemed to take forever so I thought I had missed one, but when calculating I realized this one was just huge..
what the hell?! I started counting all of the yo’s in each of the good ones and found out I had made some errors during the row with the 16 YO’s.. but this mutant part had mistakes from the row with 12 yo’s. In fact, I had skipped the row with 14 yo’s and moved to 16 and then directly to 18 yo’s… WHYYYYY?!?!?!
so yea.. I frogged the whole piece back to the second row of 16 yo’s and decreased 3 stitches in the mutant freak of nature part… Though I’m really bummed about having to rip this far back I’m happy because this might mean I have 2 extra rounds to go with the yarn I’ve spared 😀 w00t!
It’s a very bad picture but this is me testing the colorcombination of Malabrigo terracotta and botticelli red 🙂