Tuesday, July 25, 2006

One Skein Wonderful

Just a quick post before I am off to visit my parents in Northern Virginia ...

I have quite enjoyed the book One Skein. It's great for using up the stash. I have, so far, knit the bowls, the double cable scarf, the baby hat, and the baby bolero. Simple and easy. I knit up the hat and the bolero in two days (in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran) so that I would be ready for a sweet baby girl who is due in August.

My only issue was with the bolero. Now I am not great at reading directions, especially if I'm in a must knit now kind of mood, so I may have just read things improperly (ie, messed up). When you've put 13 stitches on a holder for the back of the neck, why are you then asked to pick up 21? Maybe those extra 8 st are 4 on either side of the held stitches, but before the shoulder seam? I couldn't get there. In fact, I had 152 st instead of 164 for the ribbed border. I just made sure it was divisible by 4, and it was fine. I fudge like that all the time ... don't you? or is this kind of fudging keeping me from reaching a higher level of knitting prowess?


7 comments:

Liz K. said...

Ann, it's not you. From the OneSkein Errata page:

page 63
Finishing/Edging:
....pick up and knit 38 sts along right front to shoulder seam, 4 sts from shoulder seam to held back neck sts, k 13 sts from holder, pick up and knit 4 sts to shoulder seam, and 38 sts along left front to bottom front opening—164 sts total.

Have fun in NorVA. Now is that sweater in purple Blue Sky Cotton? Because a certain baby girl might just be getting two Blue Sky Cotton purple sweaters...

Tina said...

Yo, baby, I love fudge. Fudge rocks. Fudge, self-generated, means creativity of the most awesome kind.

Lovely work.

Martina said...

The ability to fudge means you are a knitting master!!

The Purloined Letter said...

Ooh, it is adorable!

Violet said...

isn't that book great? i made the baby hat about a week ago and it was so fun, quick, and cute!

next up will be the double cable scarf, or the cabled footies.

Tricotine said...

You did great! That little set is so cute! :)

Have fun with your family!

Isabelle aka Tricotine

Stuntmother said...

I fudge maniacally. All the time. And I too wonder about whether excellent knitters fudge or do things perfickly all the darn time.

I think the sweater is beautiful.