Monday, September 04, 2006
My weekend - well, I finished my tension square and had too many stitches to the inch again, however washing and blocking seemed to fix the problem. I am knitting one size up just in case. Thanks to India and Sue for their cable chart reading help. Even with India's helpful arrows added to my pattern I still managed to arse up the cables in the centre by reading the chart left to right instead of right to left.
As you can see from above I did try and drop the stitches to pick them up and again and fix the cable. And I got it as well - I managed to fix the cable and start moving back up again. But the stitches were uneven and, although I figured I could probably do some tinking with a crochet hook, the whole process was so painfully slow that in the end I just frogged back to the end of the ribbing *sigh*
I also bought Vogue Knitting and Knitsimple from K1 Yarns on Saturday - it's all about the cable this season so I guess I better get my chart reading up to scratch!
On Friday Robbie Williams was playing at Hampden Stadium, which we live next to ... So in the huge tailback of traffic we were stuck in on the way home on Friday I snapped this pic.
This is the 'cowboy' responsible for adorning the heads of many middle-aged & teen-aged women with ridiculous pink cowboy hats. It is a useful method of separating the residents of King's Park from the visitors though ...