Monday, March 18, 2013

Disaster and a Cardboard Jungle

This past weekend was Knit Camp. What is Knit Camp? It is what is sounds like, a sleep away camp, with cabins and a mess hall! This is year number 4 and it was a blast. We put the tables around in a square, everyone had their Ott Light and the knitting festivities began Friday night. People bring treats and I brought a case of Diet Coke (a necessity).

I worked on a "simple" pullover, short-sleeved sweater with lace on the edge. I am making it in a salmon pink color. The back...finished and I had the front finished to the arm hole shaping when I got to camp...until something got crazy. Here's what it will look like.

I worked on it Friday and about 3/4 of Saturday and then things went wrong. I was getting the wrong stitch counts, so I started the front panel back. I ended up ripping out the entire front of the sweater because I could not get the right stitch count.  Not exactly a Hindenburg type tragedy, but it was still pretty ugly. Still, I'd rather it was done right than have the sweater be wrong and not wear it.

Knit Camp itself was fun and I'm still glad I went. I made these little sheep for a purpose I didn't know about...

They were game pieces for a game called Yarnopoly, created by Carol Myers! It was a blast to play!




My move is hopefully coming together...I think I might have some paid movers. This will greatly ease my mind. I have been so overwhelmed with everyone who has offered to help me with me move. Once again, friends are awesome!

DAILY DAVID


2 comments:

Knitting Linguist said...

That is a lovely sweater - I can't wait to see yours! What color are you knitting it in? (Sorry, very behind on everything.) And your commissioned shawl in the earlier post is just stunning - lucky commissioner... :)

98b1555e-ff54-11e3-a393-cbe69f978878 said...

I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A NICE DISHCLOTH CHART PL
US THE WRITTEN
INSTRUCTIONS WITH THE CHART
COULD YOU DO FOR ME IF SO PLEASE EMAIL ME AS WANT TO MAKE FOR MYL
DAUGHTER;S BDAY SOON MAYBE ALSO
ANOTHER CHART WITH INSTRUCTIONS
FOR THE NAME ANN BUT THAT CHART AND INSTRUCTIONS MORE THE SIZE OF
A KITCHEN TOWEL IF YOU COULD
PLEASE EMAIL ME SOON AS SEEN YOU
WANT TO DO FOR MONEY AND I
AM WILLING TO PAY YOU SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MENAGITIS ETC HOPE ALL IS WELL PLEASE EMAIL ME P.S.
I JUST WOULD WANT THEM IN KNIT AND
PURL AS NO OTHER COMPLICATED STUFF