Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I've Been Scholarly!

I've been a good girl and have nearly finished my proposal. I had so much fun reading my comments about the Debbie Bliss dress from my blogging buddies that I didn't mind that I didn't get to knit much this weekend. I did start one of the little booties that go with the Debbie Bliss dress. The bottom part of the shoes have a lattice pattern like the top of the dress. I'm a little surprised that Debbie would have us use a cable needle to make the lattice pattern though. It's just a two-stitch cross, and somewhere I learned that it's easier to simply knit or purl the second stitch on the left needle first, and then knit or purl the first stitch. I don't know if that made any sense, but my point is that I'm not using a cable needle to make a cables.
I also increased my stash a little this week. A post on the Green Gables Knit-Along mentions that The Sheep Shed is having a sale, so I checked it out. I thought they had some great bargains, even though they have a limited selection. I love Brown Sheep wool for knitting "kitty beds" and for throws, and I think that it was half off, if I remember correctly. I made my order on Saturday or Sunday, and it arrived today, so they have great service too. I'm going to use the pink with some green that I already have to knit a kitty bed for our dog sitter's kitty, and I'm thinking that my son would like a throw knit from the red.


Mimi said...

I prefer to do cables without the extra needles as well. ;)
It's going to be a lovely set!

Jenni said...

Thanks for the link to the green gable KAL. I have a green sweater knit from cotton fleece that I don't wear. Maybe I'll frog it.

The Purloined Letter said...

Congrats on your progress on the proposal!

I love the little booties and dress. What a lovely set that will be!