16 February 2014

Two babies and a Rikke

I spent the last hour writing up a post. Did the responsible thing and saved as I typed only to have a temporary internet glitch which resulted in me losing everything I typed. Don't you just hate when that happens? I do. I would scream at the screen but I don't have the energy. I've been productive this week. Several weeks back, a coworker saw Finally Rikke And asked if I could make him one but in black. In the past I've always avoided making anything in black yarn. You don't get to see the beauty of the pattern and it is a magnet for dust. Buttttt times have changed and so have I. I agreed to the request. I wanted to make his Rikke in worsted weight yarn rather than sport weight. Fast forward to Wednesday and midnight was born
Everywhere I turn babies are being born. In the past week, two friends welcomed the separate births of two bouncing baby boys. A knitter never passes up the opportunity to justify a reason to buy yarn and or knit. The births gave me reason to do both. Never mind the yarn purchased was not used to make the golden pear....oh no in my mind I need to be prepared for the possibility that I may come across a pattern that screams out " this is perfect for so and so's baby"; what kind of knitter would I be if I didn't have the right random amount of yarn for the project that hasn't revealed itself to me? No judginggggg
I love a good yarn sale and this trip to smiley's yarn store did not disappoint in the least. Using scrap yarn I made two golden pears.
I was not happy with the first pear....seeing the slanted stockinette stitch created by my needles. It's been a problem I have had for years and never knew why it kept happen. I couldn't take it anymore. I did something that I usually try not to do:- ask for help. I am in mysistersknitter ravelry group and yesterday I summed up the courage to post my plight on the discussion board. Within minutes both Andi and Jody responded with suggestions. Thanks to them I now know that I was twisting my knit stitches, that was the reason my knit stitches appeared slanted rather than straight. Problem has been fixed. Asking for help isn't so bad after all. "It's hard to leave your footprint if you spend all your time sitting down I hope this new week is a productive one. Until next time, Cee


  1. Beautiful FO's. Can't wait to see what beauties you create with all those lovely yarns.
    Glad Jody was able to help you, I did nothing but observe her help.;)

  2. Lovely pears. I bet the little bundle will look as cute as a button!

  3. I love the Rikke! The pics don't do them justice. Keep up the good work!