Sunday, October 07, 2007

Secret of the Stole and BSJ!

So I finished Clue #1 of the Secret of the Stole.......the 3rd to the last row darn near killed me and made me throw in the towel! I had to frog it back 4 times before I FINALLY got it right.......it is full of YO, K2tog, SSK, and K3tog as well as a few S1K2togpassSover.....BAH. Anyhow I got it and am glad I didn't fudge it liek I contemplated! It will be well worth it in the end!



The pattern is interesting and I have never done a beaded piece but it has given me ideas for future projects. These pics don't show the beads at all as they match but add a bit of sparkle. the centers of the beads are silver so there is a glint they add






Just a close up of the 2nd point. Hey question for you......does anyone else read patterns from the right to left? I don't know why but I always have. It seems I am of a minority, although there are a few others, it seems that they are left handed and do it out of necessity rather just habit>>>> Anyone else a little off like me out there?













Look at this odd looking blob. As you are knitting Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket for the first time, you have NO idea what you are knitting.....could this be the sleeve? or is it the side edge? hmmmmm I wish I knew so that I knew where I was putting the stripes. I thought at the time it mattered. This thing came out soooo cute, and it doesn't matter one bit where you put the color changes.




Once you get it off the needles the ONLY seaming is from the cuff to the neck......everything else is done with increases and decreases. I have to say that this lady is GENIUS!!!! Oh my goodness she is a genious!








Add some buttons and VOILA! It is adorable! I have already planned to do a turqouise and brown one, and a pink and brown one! THey are awesomely easy and so interesting. A really quick knit too.








Here is a hot of the back. It is FINITO! And I am excited. Now I am working on a slouch hat for a babysitter. She bailed me out of a few binds and was happy with whatever she got paid. Which is abnormal here on the island. The going rate is $7.00 per child....which is $21.00 an hour for us, and I only make 10.55 an hour, hmmmmm math doesn't work right.....RIGHT. So she usually took $5.00 an hour for all 3 which usually was only 2 and was happy with it! She enjoys the kids and they enjoy her! It was beautiful, plus she is 20 and cleans up after the kids too! WOOHOOO! So I am creating a gothesque pink and black slouch hat with skulls on it! I thiink it will be cute if I can figure it out! :)

10 comments:

Nautical Knitter said...

Your stole looks marvelous! Congratulations

Denise/CT said...

Your stole is looking good. Can you tell me what yours measures? I'm afraid mine is coming out too small and I'd like to start over before clue 2 is released if I need to. The EZ baby jacket is adorable. I'm going to have to knit me one of those one of these days. Thanks for the help.

Jknits said...

The stole is great! The baby sweater is adorable. Babysitting rates around Boston are $5 to $10 an hour for up to three kids, depending on the age of the babysitter. That's a far cry from the $1 an hour I used to earn.

m.o.M. said...

Hmmm, maybe I need to do the EZ baby jacket. It's wonderful!
Your stole looks great too! Thanks for the heads up on the last few rows!

SYLVIE said...

Your stole is looking good! love the color!
I'll start on mine tomorrow.

Sharon said...

You did a great job on your projects. I'm eager to start a BSJ!

Danielle said...

The stole looks great! I can't imagine reading the chart any way except right to left, unless I were knitting left handed, which I don't do! (I probably could but that would seriously slow me down! LOL!!)

Dianne said...

Wow, both projects look great. You must be up all night knitting! You have inspired me to knit the BSJ--or at least add it to my queue in Ravelry! :)

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