My goal for the weekend was to paint the dining room. Mr. Aitch helps and would have helped more if I asked him to but I did all of the painting myself. As I was removing a vent, the screwdriver slipped and I punctured the pad on my left index finger. To say it hurt is an understatement. It’s a lot better now but is still tender.
Getting the room ready for paint is a chore. Getting the room back in functioning order is something I detest. I don’t have a china cupboard and I really want/need one. I do have a huge buffet full of things I don’t want but they were gifts. Expensive gifts. Not my taste gifts. Things I don’t use gifts. What do I do with these?
If I had a place to display my china, I could have room to store these above mentioned gifts. So the hunt is on for a china cupboard. Not like I’ve been looking for one since 1999. I just haven’t found the right one.
Saturday night I decided I better get started on a knitted sweater for my granddaughter’s first birthday. September 10. I started the Elizabeth Zimmerman February Sweater on Two Needles. Is it me or are her instructions a bit hard to understand? I’m thinking it’s me. So far the only modifications are I’m using a worsted weight yarn (Caron Simple Soft in pistachio) and size 8 needles. I hope this will be big enough for a size 2 toddler.
I’m into the gull pattern and I think I made a mistake and will have to rip one or two rows. Mr. Aitch was talking to me as I was just getting into the pattern rhythm and I think I miscounted. Whatever. It’s happened before. The puncture wound does bother me when I’m knitting so I can’t knit for very long before I have to take a break.
Oh, and my swiffer covers work great!
Evidently my computer is still having issues as I cannot get any pictures off my camera. 😦
It’s not you! There’s lots of help on Ravelry, check out this group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/almanac-a-year-of-zimmermann
Also, these notes helped me a lot: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/imajypsee/baby-sweater-on-two-needles-february-2
Once you get your brain around what she wants you do, it becomes reasonably simple, but many people (including me) struggle with getting to that point! I don’t think I’d ever knit Zimmerman patterns if there wasn’t for internet and all its helpfulness. 🙂