Tuesday, June 29, 2004
Painfully Slow ProgressAt some point before the end of today, I will have picked up all 290 stitches on the front band of Slosh. I'm not quite sure why it's taking me so long to do it... but I do know that, for maybe the first time, I'm determined to do it really really well. Picking up stitches is definitely a skill that you gain with practice, and I'm still practicing. To that end, then, I've been using scrap yarn to pick up the loops of the selvedge edges, and then I can calculate how many stitches I need to add in (usually every 4th stitch). It definitely takes a lot longer, but this way I can clearly see what I'm doing, and be confident that when I actually pick up the stitches, they'll be evenly spaced, and the correct number.
I also finally photographed the socks I finished over my trip in California-
And this weekend, I took Cricket exploring- much to her annoyance, she's not allowed to run around without her leash... we have several big dogs (including 1 rottweiler) as neighbors. But as much as she initially complains about the leash, she always manages to have a good time... "dr. livingston, i presume?"
hint- follow the leash into the grass, and look for the ears!
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