Sunday, June 25, 2006

The hurrier I go, the behinder I get. . .

Too much going on this weekend, trying to do laundry and housework, and beading and knitting. . . so, this will be short and sweet. (Just like me!)

Made up some stitch markers for a friend, Cindy, in FL who was once living here in Ky, but decided to move South when her husband did. Wise choice, I think. Ok, so tell me which ones you like in this bunch! Come ON! Comment!

We had Bailey spaded this weekend, as we decided we could hardly handle her, never mind getting a litter of these Australian Shepards!! So, I've also been trying to keep her calm and relaxed. Well, hell, it just ain't workin' so, I've cooped her up in the laundry room area to make her lay down. Good God, you would think she would have a bit of pain, wouldn't you?

OK, off to get some knitting done, the doily I am working on is a definately slow going. On one row you have a double yarn over, the next row you have to knit, purl into that double yarn over, then the next row you K2Tog for those two stitches! I am really having a time of it, the needles are size 0's and addi's with the crappy point. But, I say, find me a size zero from anyone else with a good lace working join! Anyone have any suggestions??

Have a good week!


melanie said...

The stitch markers are just lovely! My personal faves are the dainty one on the top left, and the pair of purpley/black ones on the bottom left, with the clear turquoise ones on the bottom left coming in a close third.

Spill the beans, which doily are you working on?

Vicki said...

I like the one on the top left the best, too. Followed by the turquoise ones on the bottom right.

Knitting lace with a needle you have to fight with is frustrating. Have you tried Inox Express? The tip is much pointier than the Addi's and though the join is not perfect, on the tiny size needles it hasn't caused me any problems. Looking forward to seeing your finished doily!

CarolineF said...

The garnets on the left. Definitely. OK, Melanie sees purply-black, I see garnet.... must be wish fulfillment.

June said...

Caroline, they are garnets! Red, black and silver, love that combination!

Joanne said...

June, I haven't tried the new smaller sizes of the Knit Picks needles but the points are fabulous, much sharper than Addis. Maybe buy one and try it out?

As for spaying, well, it's the right thing to do but I think it is impossible to hold a young dog still. I've had two dogs spayed and one neutered in my dog owning life, and both girls (Lucy and Sally) were crazy energetic anyway. I ended up putting Sally in her crate a lot of the time to rest, that seemed to work well. Mostly, it is a long week! Good luck!