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Sunday, January 16, 2005
Busy busy busy!
I don't remember what I've talked about lately so I'll just recap as well as I can.

I mentioned starting doggie sweater the second at the MKG meeting on Tuesday. Wednesday was a night I'd rather forget, so we'll move on to Thursday. After work I was able to make some progress. I got so frustrated though! I found a mistake in the pattern. Once you divide for the neck and work each side with its own end of the ball, the instructions say "working each side separately, BO 3 sts on each neck edge 1 time, then dec 1 st ea neck edge 3 times on alt rows". I worked to the end of the 13 sts (well, 10 sts, then BO 3) and realized that I couldn't work it that way...the BO would leave a gap for when I tried to work back. So I decided to work the BO over 2 rows- work the 13 sts, on the beg of next 13 do the BO 3, work the 10 rem, then on the following row work the 10, then on the next 13 do the BO 3, and work the last 10. Only I must have been tired because for some reason I worked every dec that way too...as in work one side, BO 1 st, finish, then turn the work, work across, BO 1 st, finish row. I finished the neck and instead of having 1.25" from the original split I had almost 3"! I was about to email the knitlist for help when I remembered the other decs are DECS, not BOs. I still had to do the BOs over 2 rows, but then I just did the decs on the RS rows, and then my "work 1 row even" became the WS rows, leaving me a nice edge 'cus I did the decs 1 st in from the edge. I still wound up almost 0.5" too much, but I don't care. I had no choice, 'cus of the BO, and besides, these two pieces wrap around the neck and button to close. I don't think any dog would mind a bit more breathing room.

I wanted to finish that sweater last night, and possibly start the third, but babysitting 4 boys all under 8 does not lead to smooth knitting time. So I took the night off knitting. But I will work on it today. And I will do my best to start including more pictures with my posts. I don't have a digital camera, but my Palm does take pictures. It's what I've been using so far, but sometimes I don't add pics 'cus to upload them I need to sync my unit, and I have a lot of programs so it takes a bit of time. I'll see about just telling it to sync the photos so I can include more here. That will be my blog resolution for the new year. :)
posted by Jennifer Lori @ 1:43 PM  
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