Sunday, April 16, 2006
Coffee and post
So, here's the Somewhat Cowl. I couldn't wait to finish the whole thing before doing the collar. The collar took longer/more yardage than I thought, but I'm very happy with how it turned out. The only change I made was that instead of binding off and sewing the edge to the pick-up edge, I sewed the live stitches to the pick-up edge. I'm lazy that way. But it went very well, no puckering or anything. I may do the sleeves today before going on to the rest of the body. I really like this pattern. I'm enjoying how free of stitch counts it is. Instead of increasing until x number of stitches, you increase until your raglan seam is the appropriate length. And Wendy notes in the pick-up-and-knit sections that your goal is to pick up and knit the number of stitches that will look right (and is divisible by four). I picked up 188 around the collar, 8 more than called for, but there are no holes or puckering.
Reading: The Love Wife. Past halfway through. I've also been listening to Dark Tort by Diane Mott Davidson. This is the first audiobook I've tried where I haven't already read the book, and it's easier than I thought. I'm enjoying the story.
Cooking: Not a thing!
Tim, that's what I'm leaning toward as well--linking to posts in my sidebar that take you to the full list of recipes or knitting. I've done a bit of reorganization and moved the archives and recent posts down, and taken out the detail on the knitting. But I expect I'll need to work on it further.