Friday, August 17, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Yarn: cygnet woolrich sock yarn
Needles: Japanese clover bamboo size 0
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Yarn: Super 10 Butterfly cotton 1 skein
Crochet hook: Japanese size 4/0
Saturday, August 04, 2007
I mentioned in my previous post that I had some sewing to tell you about. I cut out the fabric pieces for this top (from a previous issue of Cotton Friend) in June. I really should sew it up soon before it gets stuffed into a bag somewhere, forgotten and abandoned. But I am having a problem trying to figure out the sewing of the yoke. The yoke comprises 4 pieces, top and facing, front and back to be sewn to the gathered bottom pieces. The pictorial instructions show that the shoulder seams of the front and back of the top and facing yoke pieces should be done first. Then the instructions indicate that I should sew the neck edge of the yoke (top to facing). Final step is to sandwich the gathered piece between the top and facing of the bottom curved edge of the yoke. That's what I can't figure out - how do I do that? Do I pin the bottom curve of the 2 yoke pieces together wrong side facing and attach to the gathered part? Seems like a challenging thing to do and if that is the only way, I might hand sew first before tackling it with the machine. If you sew and can give me any advice, I would really appreciate it.
As you can see I have no knitting progress to show you because I have not knit a stitch this week. But I wanted to post because I have something personal to share with you. I had a very bad day this week, having to cope with unsolicited hostility and negativity and I was feeling downright miserable. I can’t begin to tell you how much your comments and e-mails, expressing your usual friendly words about knitting and things in general, cheered me up, reminding me of all that is good and positive and chased away all the bad hostility and negativity. I can only say thank you, you’ve been a blessing to me. Kind words cost so little yet they mean so much.