Thursday, February 25, 2010

I got the stitching done last night for the second sleeve-hole, and thought it prudent to stop there. I was tired. My intention is to check and double check this morning – are the sleeve-holes precisely opposite each other? Are they the right depth? -- before I deploy the scissors.

It would be boring to re-do the stitching, but a good deal more boring to ruin two months’ work with an injudicious snip.


Mary Lou, I sort of thought it was you who suggested doing the machine-stitching around the steek-hole by hand. Renewed thanks.

Theresa, your beautiful wavy-line side-to-side jacket would be a most interesting base-idea for my Koigu. I hope you’ll go ahead and take and post a picture of that sweater in the shop window. I can’t figure out quite how those wonderful wavy stripes on your own jacket might be produced. A Google on “short row wavy stripes in knitting” produces a reference to your blog early on, but is short on specific instructions.

I have a niggling feeling at the back of my mind that I did something like that once. Maybe I’ll remember after I’ve had my porridge.

Angel, I didn’t grasp until I read your comment that Lene’s Minni pattern (Ravelry link yesterday) is child-sized. The more I look at it the more wonderful it seems. There would be no reason not to size it up.

The sock progressed well yesterday, at the Royal Infirmary and later in the evening when I was too tired to do anything else. I’m within a few rows of the heel. Perhaps some pics tomorrow of socks and of the Grandson Sweater sliced open. For now, for colour and cheerfulness, here are some just in from Beijing of the Chinese new year and grandchildren (in descending order of age) Alistair, Rachel, and Kirsty.

Kirsty already seems to have an ear-flap hat far more wonderful than the one I am knitting for her sister.


  1. Gerri3:42 PM

    There is no hat more wonderful than one knit, just for you, at your request, by your grandmother!

  2. Anonymous7:49 PM

    What happy pictures from China!! Thanks for sharing.