Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Paperback Dolls is a great website that I have discovered for Book reviews and give aways. This holiday season they are donating books to Toys for Tots for every entry they get to their give away for a Kindle Fire. Please go to Paperback Dolls to enter.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I am keeping to the schedule of knitting every weekend on this project. Saturday 5 November I finished the sleeve cuffs after having casted on for the sleeves the night before. This felt like a good start to the first day of weekend knitting for the month.
Saturday, 12 November 2011, I finished the decreases and increases of the sleeves at 10” of length. I now have to knit 5” even before binding off for the underarms and joining the sleeves to the body. The sleeves seemed to be stuck at 12".
Saturday, 19 November 2011, I finished the sleeves of the sweater. Tomorrow, I join them to the body and start the yoke. I probably won’t do too much more this month. I know I have to do the yoke in December, but I have to finish this project by the 15th when we are going away for the holidays.
Currently Reading: The Night Circus.

Friday, November 04, 2011

It is time for another Nerd Wars Dissertation update. I did some major work on the project on the 20th and 21st of October because I didn’t want to work on the baby sweater that needed sleeves and I-cords. I am making an alteration to the lattice work pattern. On row 2 I’m doing a 2-stitch cable with yarn in front but slipping both knit stitches to keep in pattern and on row 12 I’m doing a 2-stitch cable with yarn in the back but slipping both knit stitches to keep in pattern. I need more cables in my life (I’m minorly addicted to them.) I then finished the goal for October the night of the 21st. I finished the body (on round 36 of the lattice pattern) of the sweater to the underarms. In November, I start the sleeves.

I casted on for the sleeves of the sweater tonight doing two at a time magic loop. This is a first for me. I often do my sleeves Magic Loop but never two at a time casting on 70 stitches.
Currently Reading: Dangerous to Know by Tasha Alexander, Snuff by Terry Pratchet, and Dracula in Love author slips my mind