Thank you, I certainly needed that reminder today. Not a day of problems, just a regular day. My dog and I shall go walking, appreciating this beautiful autumn day, loving the fact that my three legged dog can still walk, that I can still enjoy walks with her with both of us smelling the day around us. We can always use this reminder of the beauty of life.
Sometimes absolutely lovely things happen! Enjoy your time with new friends.
Heartfelt condolences to her family and the many who love her.
You could knit the letters stranded by cutting the contrast color at the end of area, beginning anew on next row. Lots of ends to weave after completing.
Make pillows, stuff firmly with yarn. Two problems solved!
Dear Sue, I am so sorry your brother and you are having to live through this. It is so difficult for both. My mother went through this for seven long years during which I could not even remember the woman she had been. It is very hard. I think the belligerence is the last bit of understanding brain fighting the inevitable. Hold on to your memories, perhaps talking with him about years in the past might calm him. If not, they will help you recall wonderful times together. Good luck with this. Crying over the situation is completely understandable, even recommended. All of us here are thinking of you and giving you all the strength we can. Jan
The cute little pumpkin hat is charming. The Hawaiian quilt, inspired by your friend Konia, is breathtaking. Her story is sad but I’m inspired by what she went on to accomplish. Thank you for sharing your creations and Konia’s story.
Can’t really answer your question but I observe that the chart for 2nd size is incorrect.
ETA: center your pattern on center stitch of your knitting, work out the stitch progression forward and backward. If you start the pattern with the stitch you have selected on chart, you should be able to work straight across, following the chart.
ETA#2: with further study I see that the chart is telling you what stitch to begin and end with, repeating the center pattern stitches over and over, and ending at the stitch left side of chart in designated size.
An odd number of stitches indicates a piece that can have a center stitch, useful in centering some designs such as Fair Isle. An even number can have a center point, between stitches, dividing into two even halves. Analyze your design to decide which one works for you. You are the boss of your own knitting!
Dear Nuts about Knitting, analyze the way you are holding your needles. I have observed that shorter needles nestle into my palm and pressure causes a kink in the cable that weakens the plastic. I changed my grip and no more problems. Surprised that this happened with the olive wood needles as they are longer but nothing impossible in knitting. 😊
Make a swatch with your leftovers, measure, try shrinking first as described by Netcan. If that doesn’t work try the full up washing in machine with soap to full it. Right style for a “boiled wool” jacket.
ETA: if you don’t like the look of your felted swatch, doesn’t shrink enough, whatever, you’ve only messed with a swatch. Ripping and reknitting of actual sweater is still possible.
So funny, long wait but you have a great story! Poor dog, I do know how he felt! Needed an outside trip, quick!
Drink more water! That has improved so many things for me, skin, knees, heartbeat. Try to get 64 ounces a day, it really helps skin issues.
I am so sorry for your loss. Remember him with love, not despondency. He wants you to be happy.
What a great article! Certainly a labor of love for this unfortunate child. The sweater is charming, I thank Knitdoc for her efforts. This reminds me to fight oppression whenever, wherever I find it.