Unraveled Wednesday, 4/3/19.

Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesdays!


Remember last week’s post where I whined about how hard it was to chart cables? =Tamar commented that maybe I should swatch the cables that were giving me fits.


Behold my swatch!

Thanks again, =Tamar! I did that and it worked! It turns out that it is much easier to understand how a cable pattern works after actually knitting it.


Behold, my charts!


Six  Twenty-four  Many rows of pattern on the back of the sweater!

Every Tuesday I binge-watch an all-day House marathon and knit. This week, besides working on the Fairfield sweater, I finished a couple projects and started another.  First off, I finished the latest pair of double-thick socks.


Details here.

Next up is a pair of potholders I knit several years ago, but I never put hanging loops on them. That lack has now been remedied, so I can pitch those two stained and scorched potholders we have been using. The potholder on the left, above, and in the two photos on the right is double-knit with sock yarn; the one on the right is crocheted with that same sock yarn.


I discovered the 100 Day Project on Instagram a couple days ago on Instagram. It involves committing to 15 minutes a day doing some kind of needlework; mine will be embroidering on a quilted denim shirt that was uncovered in all the crappe we are emptying from the rental house. The shirt  fits me, so maybe it was mine long ago. It is too plain, even for a conservative dresser like me, so I decided to fancify it up. The 100 Day Project happened at exactly the right time. I do foresee a couple problems: I do not do well with externally enforced regimens, and it will not take 100 days to achieve an optimum level of fanciness. Stay tuned


Listening. I finished Michael Perry’s Montaigne in Barn Boots. then went back and re-listened to chapter two on intersectionality, a topic we all need to think about. Now I have started Walter Isaacson’s biography of Leonardo da Vinci. It is taking me back to my days of majoring in art history –Brunelleschi, Donatello, Verrocchio, Vasari, all those guys.

Reading. I finished David Sedaris’ When You Are Engulfed in Flames that I picked up at the library book sale a couple weeks ago. Fun book. Sadly, I am still enamored of my iPad and crosswords, so my reading is… lame.

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9 Responses to Unraveled Wednesday, 4/3/19.

  1. Kat says:

    I love your 100 Day-ish Stitching project! I have an item of clothing that I am debating about doing a little stitching on. I like your start and you might have inspired me to give it a go!

  2. gayle says:

    That 100 Day project sounds like fun! Enjoy your shirt-fancifying!

  3. Diane Nelson says:

    “Externally forced regimens” — I knew I was not a fan but I never had a proper name.. Thanks. I certainly do not enjoy “externally forced regimens” much prefer to wake up, have coffee and decide what’s next!!

  4. readknit says:

    Love those socks, your Fairfield sweater, fancy jacket, and House! (It’s never lupus, until it was finally lupus.)

  5. KSD says:

    The only patterns I leave more quickly than ones that call for DPNs are ones with charts.

  6. Vera says:

    Love your stitching project – reminds me of my youth (60’s) – lol. Should be fun.

  7. Jane says:

    Your stitching project looks like fun. I also remembering embroidering on jeans back in the late sixties. Flower children were in the news. In small town Nebraska, embroidering on jeans was about as close as we came. Good idea to swatch the cable.

  8. k says:

    When I saw the first picture, I was so afraid you’d had to rip it out again! Noooooo!
    Ooh, a moon and sun and stars – it’s medieval! I personally am trying to make sewn clothes. Not sewn by hand, by machine, but not crap knits from walmart or penney’s. Baby steps, though. No fancy regimen, but a couple three hours a week should be a start.

  9. Im making myself find time to read, The Day the World Came to Town and I Love it

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