Wednesday, June 20, 2007

FO... (almost)

The Clementine Shawlette... almost complete... with one little glitch. Imagine finding out that what you THOUGHT was the kitchener stitch (after knitting about 50 pairs of socks) isn't really the kitchener stitch. Apparently I've been doing it wrong for years. And what I was doing with socks, I cannot do with this. Because after I was finished doing it with the socks, I pulled and gathered it. So I'm reading the real kitchener stitch and it's just boggling my mind. (keeping in mind that my brain is wired a little differently when it comes to sequential tasks) Easy for most, difficult for me. It's the whole "keep this stitch on the needle" thing that gets me. But the good news folks is.. my niece is home from London and she has already made one of these...heh heh.
(Erin.. help!)
Send good vibes to Cate today. She has her first real job phone interview today. From past HR experience (yes, I have some) this is where they weed out the candidates and decide who gets the face to face interviews. She needs this job! Good luck Cate!
I listed an ADORABLE Bed and Breakfast this week. If anyone would like to quit the rat race and run a B&B in a cute little town, let me know. :-)


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the shawl completed!! :)

SJ said...

I was similarly confused with Kitchener stitch when I first started using it, but at a certain point it clicked and now it's one of my favorite things to do. If you're nervous about doing it on the shawl, you might want to practice on a couple of swatches (knit with thicker yarn on larger needles) a few times first.

Good luck, Cate!

Candace Belako said...

That looks fabulous!
Kitchener bedarned. I have to sit alone in the center of an empty room in order to do it without fouling it up. It's worth it, though!

Best of luck to Cate!