Monday, March 13, 2017

Cables and Lace Cardi

I've been knitting away on the Cables and Lace cardi, I just haven't taken any more pictures.  It all looks the same except for the shape.  I am now working on the sleeves.  I always do them together so they match.  I have about 4 inches done so I have a ways to go yet.  It is looking really good though.  
 I had wanted to have the cardi done by Saturday to wear to a special meeting but at this point I don't really see this happening.  I have too many things to get done this week.  But miracles do happen.  :) 
This evening I need to bake some cookies.  I made my special sugar cookies last night and will ice them later this week.  Tonight I will probably make Chocolate Chip cookies and/or Scotch Short Bread.  I need a variety of cookies for Saturday and I was going to start doing this about a month ago and freeze them, but things happen and I just never did get started so now I have it all to do this week.  

We spent part of the weekend in Louisville, KY.  Dale had a Masonic meeting down there and I went along for the ride.  It was nice because we got to see friends that we don't see very often.  Always nice to see good friends that live a  ways away from you.  
Didn't have such good luck at the restaurants.  Friday night the waiter slopped food all over the place and down Dale's pant leg.  Saturday we waited over an hour for pancakes and a club sandwich.  
But all in all it was a nice weekend.  Had great weather driving down and back and made it safely.  
I got some knitting done on the way down and while sitting around waiting on Dale's meetings to finish up.
Got home around 10.

Even with the time change and the road closed so we are having to go way around  we made it to church on time.  Had a nice service and then had lunch with friends. 

All in all a very nice weekend. 


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Sweater Continues........

Boy did I mess up!!  I was merrily knitting along on the fronts, so proud of myself because I was doing them both at the same time.  After about 4 pattern repeats I realized that I was NOT doing the cable on the very last 6 stitches on the right side.  I waffled about it for a time and decided that I had to rip out the cable part and redo it.  I have too much money invested in the yarn and time in the sweater to finish it as is and let it lay in a drawer forever.  So I bravely took a deep breath and laid it aside until evening.  
After work I picked it up and placed a needle in the approximate row that I needed to frog back to and began taking out the stitches.  I was going to take a picture but I didn't want to get up out of my chair and maybe mess something up.  I had to put the first cable in about 3 times as I either ended up with too much yarn left over or didn't have enough to finish the stitches.  At one point I even started knitting on the wrong edge of the 6 stitches and had a royal mess going on.  I finally got my head on straight and got my tension just right so I was able to get them done.  Knit 11 rows in stockinette and then do a front cable cross repeat and go on.  It is all done and looks just fine!  I am happy with it and will definitely be able to wear this sweater. If you look at the left edge of the top picture (by the yellow and red thingy) you can see that I did not cross the cables. Boo Hiss  

 Now you can see that I have done the cables on the pic below and see that they look just like the others.  Yay Me!!
 Just because.. a back side view of the fixed cables. 

I have no idea why I was not doing them from the beginning but I wasn't.  I have done probably 2 more sets of pattern repeat and it is looking very nice.  I hope to finish this in time to wear it a few times this year.  
What are you knitting on?