Sunday, July 01, 2007

time alone

Bob took the boys to play nine holes. Libby went for a sleep over. Time alone in my house, YIPPEE! However, it took me an hour and a half to complete 1 row. Decrease 28 stitches evenly across while using smaller needles and changing to K1, P1. Sounds simple enough. Then why my fine friends did it take me all of that precious time! AHHH! I ended up charting it, and then charting it again, and again, and again. Yes, 4 times.
Anyhow, this is what is currently on my needles. The seaside sweater from Twinkle's Big City Knits. Thought I had better show it before I finish it. It really is a fast knit.
Happy Sunday!

24 comments:

kim said...

Don't feel bad--sometimes things like spacing out buttonholes or dividing stitches evenly can drive you crazy. It's still so nice to have that alone time to concentrate and renew.

I was looking at some of the Twinkle yarn last week. There are some really pretty pinks and blues. Tempting...

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Jess said...

manage to make even simple things positively difficult. Like my most recent FO. I ripped out so many times because I failed to remember what brackets mean. Sigh.
I cant wait to see this finished. I am so curious about this book. Is this a summery top? or fall/winter?
Glad you had some you time! Isn't is grand?

shelly d said...

So happy you had some alone time ~ can't wait to see the finished sweater.

Ella said...

You know, I keep seeing patterns on your blog that I've passed right over because they just don't catch my eye... the summertime tunic, for example...and you make them look so great! The seaside sweater is already looking good... can't wait to see it finished!

Time alone is such a wonderful thing. Especially when you have kids!

erin said...

one of my favorite things is time alone in my own house! hope you enjoyed yourself once you got the knitting on track.

Sheila said...

The Seaside Sweater looks scrumptious... while working on the summertime tunic... I must of counted my stitches... at least 4 times... I kept loosing count... and it was necessary to get the total count in order to begin dividing the front/back... uggh! Alone time is so refreshing... although my babies are 19... its always a joy when I'm home alone, I get a break from Ma!!!!! or Honey!!!! where is this or that....lol

Wannabe said...

OOOO, alone time!!! Can't wait to see how the sweater turns out.

BTW, your blog inspired me to do Cookie of the Week with my daughter. I just posted about our first 2 weeks along with a contest at my blog and mentioned your blog...in case you want to pop over. :)

Knitterella said...

ooooo, I have that book and haven't started anything yet but am looking forward to. That top is so cool!

Looking forward to seeing the finished piece!
Jill

Sarah said...

I am the frogging queen. Sorry you are having trouble.

It is a very pretty mix of colours.

Stacey said...

that is so cute! sometimes that is the hardest thing - decreasing evenly! seems so simple, but it so isn't!!

So Much Fun said...

That sweater is going to be so amazing! Wow! and maybe you were tired, or distracted by having the house to yourself, but at least you chart, I try to do it in my head, it gets ugly. I am off to read you posts that i have missed...

magnusmog said...

stick with it - I'm sure it will be worth all the effort :)

opportunityknits said...

This happens to me all the time too, those numbers, they just don't behave :)

KeanaLee said...

I can'ty wait to see it done, don't you love a little time alone, I know I do! Pretty color!

Kara said...

Oh man, I have been there. It is not really being in the "zone". More like the "anti-zone" where you have no idea how so much time has gone by with so little to show for it...

That sweater is darling...Can't wait to see more. (The colors are especially fab.)

Yarn It said...

The top is going to be gorgeous! That would actually have probably gotten to me too....charting it is a great idea.

Karen said...

Yeah, sometimes those little "knitting blocks" just happen. But who cares how long the row took - it come out right in the end!! :)

Kaet said...

something tells me that this might be a finished object even as i type this! can't wait to see it!

tiennie said...

Yippee is right! I love it when I get the house to myself!

Anonymous said...

the sweater looks like it is going to be soooooooooocute. Can hardly wait to see it.
you deserve to have some time alone.
Keep knitting. I am dying to see the finished product.
Love ya

Macoco said...

Glad it worked out in the end - but it's always a bummer when it takes you longer than you think it should. :)

The binge knitter said...

Can't wait to see more of the jumper. The colour looks absolutely delish.

Alisha said...

Nothing like time alone in the house!!!