Tuesday, July 4th, 2006
Ellen, here are a couple more knitting rhymes for your future teaching pleasure:
Under the fence
Catch the sheep
Back you go
Off you leap
Drag ‘em back
Throw ‘em away
(This latter is for the “really tough guys”Â aka boys 7-9 years old, and is obviously a variation of the one that the lovely Lorinda left in the comments for us.Â Thanks, Lorinda!) I have many more rhymes where these came from, as well.Â I can’t claim that any of these are original or even the result of extensive research on my part.Â I acquired them from thatÂ best of all possible knitting lists, Ample Knitters.
I am nearing completion of the simple summer sweater.Â I finished the second sleeve last night.
I also started working on the neckline edging.Â I started with an simple lace edging from Knitting on the Edge, but discovered before I got very far that, though it is indeed simple, it was not simple enough.Â So I ripped that out and simplified it further, eliminating the edging points.Â (Do you senseÂ a “simple” theme here?)Â Here it is, only a few repeats in:
I like this, although I think I’m going to rip it out once again and use a smaller needle.Â I’m not sure why I didn’t think of that before I started, but there it is.Â I’m planning to go down to a #2 needle; the rest of the sweater (as you may recall) was knitted on #4′s.
I’ve been spinning those handpainted rovings, as well.Â
And, because I just can’t stop myself, here are two of theÂ completed skeins.
See that furry paw in the lower left corner?Â That’s Tortellini, our old and grouchy cat.Â She wouldn’t stand still for a proper photo, but here she is lurking around on the front steps.
And Hugo, looking out the front door in the sure and certain knowledge that, if I’d just let him out there, he could get her.