.......I know I haven't posted a papercraft item in quite sometime. If you email my sister Sue, she will give you the exact amount of days since my last post. I have been knitting.
Photo from Caron Website
I started knitting a cardigan over a month ago and after knitting for hours my neck began to hurt. I have severe issues with my neck that often result in cervicogenic headaches (very similar to migraines). I did consult with my surgeon and he said knitting was okay.
I am making the Sophia Cardi found online HERE. I am using Caron Simply Soft, color Ocean 9759, less than $3.50 per skein at Walmart. Ocean is a deep teal, teal is my new favorite color!
I am a little bit of a perfectionist and have had to take out a number of rows. I finally figured out that if you put markers between each pattern set, it is much easier to find your mistakes. I also have taken hints from the Big Book of Knitting and from this great website Knitting Help which demonstrates all aspects of knitting. I just hope I used the right tip in the right location.
This pattern uses the Horseshoe and Broken Rib stitches. The front sides and back are made as one piece. I changed the pattern in a few places. Instead of three stitches for the bottom hem and front edges (both left and right), I added two addtional stitches. I used the Seed Stitch instead of the Garter Stitch for the borders.
I have finished the front and back and have begun knitting just the back section. The left and right front stitches are on stitch holders. Hopefully someday, I will finish this and it is nice enough to wear outside my house.