Knitting Monkey

2.11.2006

Draw a House?

This is fun drawing exercise/personality test:
Click here to view my house

2.07.2006

Knitting Olympics

Three more days...should I join in? I currently have a sweater and the mermaid socks on the needles. If I can finish my mermaids by then, I can cast on for the argyle socks I planned to knit next as a Christmas gift for my father-in-law. Plus...it would necessitate a last-minute trip to the yarn store. ;)

I saw this: http://professorknitwit.blogspot.com/2006/02/just-for-little-fun.html
and decided to try it myself.

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.
My words of wisdom were: "The funerary equipment was of the usual type, as is evidenced by small tables and vessels, as well as fragments of hashish-burners."

The book: Art of the Steppes: The Eurasian Animal Style by Karl Jettmar. Methuen & Co.: London, 1967.

As to the raglan I have been working on. I have one sleeve knit almost to the elbow. I don't actually know if I am doing this right. I got tired of doing the raglan yoke back and forth and decided that if I cast on about 15 stitches under the arms, I could commence to knitting the sleeves circularly. Basically, I am adding a diamond-shaped underarm gusset knitted from the center out. I picked up an knit from a crochet chain of 15 stitches. This seems to have worked and I have decreased down the "extra" added on my sleeve already. When I get ready to do the body I will undo the crochet and pick up the live stitches to knit with the body.

This seems like it will work. Of course, I also added short-row bust darts in what seemed like an appropriate place on the yoke. I hope those blend a little better once I have the body knitted.