03 October 2008

Making a Cardigan

Long Cardigan
Out of Knit.1 Spring 2005

Sized for small (Medium, Large).
Bust (closed) 47 (50, 54)”/ 119 (127, 137) cm
Length 38 ½ (39, 39 ½)”/ 98 (99,100) cm
Upper Arm 16(17, 17 ½)”/ 40.5 (43, 44.5) cm

The Gauge
13 sts and 20 rows to 4”/10cm over St st using size 10(6mm) needles.

Make the Back
Cast on 77(82, 87) sts. Row 1 (RS) k2,*p3,k2; rep from* to end. Cont in k2, p3 rib for 4”/10cm. Then, cont in St st until piece measures 31 ½”/80cm from beg.

Shape the Armhole
Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec1 st each side every other row 4 times, every4th row4-times53(58, 63 sts. Work even until armhole measures 6 ¼ (6 ¾, 7 ¼ )”/16 (17, 19) sts each side for shoulders.

Shape the neck
Next row (RS) Work 18 (20, 22) sts join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 17 (18, 19) sts, work to end. Working both sides at once , bind off 3 sts from each neck edge once. When armhole measures 7 (7 ½, 8)”/18(19, 20.5)cm, bind off rem 15 (17, 19 sts each side for shoulders.

Make the Left Front
Cast on 33 (36, 38) sts. Row 1 (RS) k3, *p3, k2; rep from * end p0(3,0). Cont in k2, p3 rib for 4”/10cm. Then cont inSTst until piece measures 16”/40cm from beg.

So this is what I am making, along with 2 blankets a scarf and tea towel toppers. I am also listening to "The Door to December." By dean Koontz

28 September 2008

Gone Fishing

I went fishing yesterday evening and nothing was biting anything but the floater. A lot of minnows were out in the water I saw three turtle heads and one fish jump out of the water. The only thing I took with me was some grubs. I could not find any big worms in the yard, and I forgot about my gizzards in the frezzer. I was meeting a friend there to give him some tickets to the Bucs game for today. I need to fish more often then I do becuase it is soothing to the mind.