Home Again, Home Again
Back home from vacation, with all the e-mails, bills, laundry and other sundry tasks that need to get done.
This is a picture of Thaddeus fishing in the back yard of his sister's place...it was sublime.
And All I Want To Do Is Knit
I took a vacation from all knitting this past week.
I brought a hank of custom-dyed yarn from Carol at Black Bunny, thinking that I might want to use it to make a Boteh scarf for a gift (I would never sell a scarf at a craft fair using Carol's yarn...it's much too fine). The point is moot anyway, as I didn't do any knitting while on vacation, except for a couple minor exceptions.
I gave my sister-out-of-law the Lavold-inspired pullover as one of her birthday gifts.
I knew the arms would be too long, so I brought some tools to adjust the lenght while I was there. The sweater now fits perfectly, although, I didn't think to get a picture of her in it.
One of her neighbor friends asked me if I could show her how to make a decent button hole, so I used the leftover yarn from shortening the sleeves to knit up a swatch with five different types of button holes to show her.
Again, no picture, although, at one point, I will probably do a tutorial on button holes, and tips for making them neater looking.
Cynthia writes, "It would be great if you could talk a bit more about drape/holes when knitting with ribbon. I have tried a variety of needle sizes, but have yet to get a good drape from ribbon without it being all holes."
Actually, I'm not a big fan of knitting with ribbon, and even the stitch pattern I used on the latest scarf doesn't create a very interesting fabric. I will practice a little more with it to see if I can come up with any other tips on how best to use it.