Friday, April 29, 2005

Not bad, eh?

Here is my darling husband's first piece of knitting:

He has had some ups and downs with this, as you can see. Firstly, there's the gusset he started creating above the garter stitch section by doing increases in the middle of the work. Then there are a few rows where he knit or purled into the backs of the stitches instead of the fronts, hence the twisting (which I've just noticed you can't really see in this picture). Last night I did some tinking for him after he messed up the rib pattern in one spot. But there are big sections of this piece where the stitches are very consistent and everything looks exactly right. I am very, very proud. Moreover, the ribbing you can see in the most recent rows was all his own idea. He just started it up himself because he wanted to try ribbing. He is a fearless knitter. And by his own admission, he is actually liking it! In a word, he rocks. :)

But if he thinks he's getting his hands on my cashmere/silk blends, he has another think coming.

Thanks also to Charalynne for her compliments yesterday about the blog in the comments. And hun, I don't think anybody has as many projects on the go as I do. :) Or if they do, I haven't found their blog yet. I am - I freely admit it - insane. I don't recommend trying to imitate my WIPload unless you have some serious intestinal fortitude or else Unfinished Project Guilt is a completely unknown component of your emotional repertoire. :) Even with all the knitting time I get on my ghastly daily commute, I still lose sleep to knitting and have been told off many times for this by my husband. But I am trying to get better.

Snowdrop cloth for DH's aunt
In desperation, I set myself daily quotas for this project from now until the wedding. If I am to complete this in time, I must finish 5 points along the edging every day. Unfortunately, due to DD's hellish Tuesday night - which left me too dazed on Wednesday to do much of anything - I fell behind in the middle of the week. However, yesterday I more than caught up and surged ahead of my quota. I now have 24 points around the edging, which means that I have completed one side. There may yet be a light at the end of the tunnel. Here is a visual of some of the edging:

1 comment:

Charalynne said...

Your husband work is progressing, it takes a certain type of man to admit to knitting. I once saw a man on the GO train knitting....probably in his late 40's early 50's. Not anything manish but a baby outfit no less. I wanted to go up and chat with him but never got the chance.
Your aunt's drop cloth is wonderful, can I ask what you would use it for...I'm sure it's in your blog somewhere..probably in front of my nose too!
I can't wait to see the finished product.