How was the crossing on QM? We left Southampton Nov 5th 2 years ago - rough cold and windy crossing. Captain at one point said "We are experiencing hurricane force winds but the ship will cope.." Sailing into NY was impressive though.
Glad the wallet was returned.
Thank you everyone. I also knitted her a larger one using Mandala Sparkle, and I must admit I preferred the Magic Light. Maybe there'll be a picture when she grows into that one.
No problems with the hurricanes though we returned from the UK last Thursday and our flight to Wilmington had been cancelled and all flights to Raleigh were fully booked so we rented a car and arrived in Washington DC in rush hour and torrential rain which was not pleasant. We decided to spend the night in a hotel enroute and finally got home Friday afternoon.
Here's my just turned one year old great niece in the Marianna Mel Top down dress I made. Actually I think it was the cardigan pattern but I changed it to a dress and put buttons on the back yoke. She lives in the UK so it was a guess-timate on sizing. I love the colors Ice Yarns Magic Light. The striping was just perfect for a small person. It was my first attempt at a headband and I just winged it, but it's not bad.
Always have a good response from Amazon re returns. Bought grill grids (wrong size)from Amazon but they came from a different affiliated site - no problems return accepted and full refund.
Purchased knitting books from Amazon via third party seller - not received, Amazon refunded no problem.
There's the phone number at bottom of Amazon page, they respond immediately.
Rio Grande on Northland Drive - may have changed its name though. Steak - typical meat and potatoes.
Gosh it just shows how styles change!. My 3 boys (now 42, 40 and 32) all wore lacy cardigans and matinee jackets far more fancy than this one!
Thank you everyone. I've decided to do #3 using a smaller circular needle and if that is successful I will then do #4. I'll let you know how I get on and if all else fails there's always #1.
Good suggestion JTM. Thanks :-)
If I selected #1 this is a multiple volunteers project and many have been successfully completed. I could send what I have 'asis' and maybe a better knitter than I could sort it out.
I hate giving up but it's stressing me out and I can't do any other projects while this is hanging around.
Thanks for your suggestion.
I do find the dark color difficult to work with and even bought one of those round the neck magnifiers. I volunteered myself :-) Must admit I am leaning towards #4. Thanks for your input.
What would you do?
I volunteered to knit a Gansey sweater for a charity. They supplied the yarn and pattern. The yarn is dark navy very fine wool. It's knitted in the round on 2.75 needles, front and back the same. All went well till I arrived at the 'patterned' part (almost a yoke) and I'm really struggling as no two rows are the same except for 6 panels of 2 or 6 stitches, so I'm having a problem 'setting' the design. These are my alternatives:
1. Give up and return the yarn?
2. Tink back to the start of the complicated piece - danger of dropped stitches?
3. Add a lifeline and undo back to start of complicated piece (never previously done a lifeline but I'll find out how on YouTube)?
4. Knit a sample piece in thicker and lighter colored yarn to understand the design?
5. Center panel is fine so just continue as I am and hope the design sorts itself out?
What would you do?
Thanks for any suggestions.
I think it was "Britain's Coastal Railways"