Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A better record keeper

Thanks to a previous blog entry, I was able to determine that the roving I was spindling last Sunday must be the shetland I bought almost a year ago. Most of my roving is identifiable, but there are two balls of something incredibly soft that must be merino, but I have no memory of where they came from. Blogs are great for keeping records, but the record keeper needs to actually enter the information for the record keeping to be effective. Doh.

The knitting of the BSJ is done, but I'm not going to seam it until I've shown it to a few people, to see if they can fold it into a baby sweater. I must admit, the BSJ is an ingenious design. Like socks, the first one is the hardest.

While picking up the stitches from the ten center ridges of the BSJ, I had an epiphany. Instead my usual method of knitting stitches in the valleys of the ridges (which creates a lumpy join), I picked up stitches from the bumps of the ridges with the left needle, then knitted them with the right needle. The join is practically invisible! Am I the last knitter on earth to learn this? Now I want to try this on a Mason-Dixon nine-patch dishcloth, and I mean NOW.

1 comment:

Shea said...

I tried one bsj and gave up on it. For some reason, I just couldn't get it. I'll go back to it some other time when I'm feeling more confident. Why is it that I can handle difficult cables, but a tiny little baby sweater just kicks my behind?