Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The power of Tink

I finally started the Pinwheel Sweater for Rowan. Everything was going swimmingly until I came to the armholes. I tired my best to understand the pattern as written for the armholes, but after doing so it just wasn't working. So I tinked back...waaaay back to a mistake in my third colour on one of the yarn overs. Everything's A-OK now and I also found another way to do the armholes that I think makes a little more sense then the actual pattern so I will give that a whirl. It seems to be knitting up quick and I'm find the yarn lovely to work with. It's just Knit Picks Swish 100% Superwash wool. It feels nice to the touch though, I think it will be nice against Rowan girl's skin. :-) I'm very please at how my colours look together too. I wasn't sure how I wanted to do my striping but I think it will work quite nice. I'm also really getting a chance to use my new harmony options needles too.

We had a little fiasco with trying to ball my skeins of yarn. The natural shades come in skeins because it can be hand dyed. So Ron has helped Rhonda (mom) with this as a kid so he said he would help me because I never done it before. What an ordeal, this is what I ended up with:
Instead of 2 beautiful cakes I got this disaster. 4 small messed up balls and in the bag you see tangles...yes that's right, a huge tangled up mess! I guess next time I will wait until we go out to Rhonda's to do it. At least she has a swift (and knows what she is doing). *LOL*
I appreciate the effort on Ron's part though, it was sweet (even if we did argue a bit at the time over it). :-)

Aside from knitting Rowan turned 8 months last week. I can't believe that she will be a year old in 4 months. Both my girls are growing too fast! :-s

Happy Valentine's Day!!


Wanderingcatstudio said...

Hahaha... i make Dave help me unskein things.. but his instructions are "sit still, hold up your hands and SHUT UP" it usually work out all right but if I have too many skiens he starts to whine.... so mostly I just go to moms now
I like the colours of the pin wheel!

Rhonda said...

OMG!!!! What a mess. You would think Ron would be professional enough by now to do it nicely!!!!

sue said...

I used to get Paul to help me wind skeins. He had to hold the skein and make sure it didnt get tangled. I could only do 1 skein at a time because by then he would have had enough. I love the pinwheel sweater, very pretty. Rowan is growing up so quickly too. I think the second child always seems to just fly through babyhood.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Wow, 8 mos old!

Can't wait to see the pinwheel sweater!