I think I’ve taken on too much with this Acorn pattern. I found a massive error in one of the sizes, causing me to get my calculator out and twist my hair into knots. My test knitter (hi!) has also said that there are “quirks” in the pattern – she’s keeping notes. Now, in life, quirks are good – it makes you … quirky! In a knitting pattern? Not so much.
As my mum said when I was whinging to her: “You don’t know you can’t run until you fall flat on your face”.
For my Dad’s birthday in May, we decided together that he’d love me to make this argyle scarf from the latest Knit.1 magazine from Vogue Knitting:
This is the yarn my dad chose:
It’s 4 different colours of King Cole Magnum Chunky (black, kinda burgandy, beige and cream).
The chart that came with the pattern was toooo small. So that I’d have a chance of seeing it without my glasses, I charted it myself in my spreadsheet programme by colouring the cell backgrounds.
I’ve made a start on this knitty pattern. There’s nothing photo-worthy yet; it’s just a large rectangle of knitted brown yarn.
I was planning on doing “something” with the pattern to make it work for me, but I’m now doubting myself a bit. I’ll finish the sleeves bit of it, and then make a decision. Don’t fall off the edge of your chair now!
I posted the finished shrug on the Ample Knitter’s list and look what happened:
My old image server is now defunct, so some of the pictures from older post may no longer be available. I still have them all (somewhere on a CD) so I’ll transfer them over to Flickr when I’ve got a spare few hours.
A reader response:
Hi Cindy (2Paw) – blogger didn’t give up an email address, so I’m doing this the “old fashioned” way! The Christmas episode of Doctor Who was excellent. The new Doctor is yummy (and Scottish – although he has a fake accent)! I can only speak for myself and my kin, but yes, we do wear socks and sandals (although only in the home). I hate my feet being encased in shoes and as soon as the temperature gets near double figures, the sandals come out!
Until the next time I have something to
whinge blog about, ta-ra.
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