Saturday, September 27, 2014

chess and broken needles

 I found this great flannel on a trip up to Austin.  I plan to surprise the boyos with chess pjs.  They are completely obsessed with chess right now.

My pilgrim quilt is with the quilter.  I told her to do anything she wanted with them.  I'm looking forward to seeing them when she is finished!
I started this sock after deciding I despised the one I worked on during in-service.  I cast on during a conference meeting and decided I would at last do a feather and fan pattern.  I had to keep ripping it out and redoing it as I was trying to make a 72 stitch pattern fit on 64 sts.  I ripped it back to the ribbing one final time and knit a plain row and increased the 8sts.  Then the knitting was fine.  Except for the broken needles.  I lost count but I think I broke four Britanny's and assorted bamboo needles. Ah well.  I dug out these old Pony's when I got home.  The tips are really blunt so it's difficult to do the K2tog but at least these won't break.  I hope. The yarn is much louder in person. ;-D


 It's a top!  My goal for my two week vacation was to get this to a top and here it is!