Thursday, April 10, 2008

Progress...

How's your week going? Mine's been good - splitting time between the bakery and the office, doing a little crafting and reading, and hanging out with D. No updates on Pistachia Vera, but I'm pretty content. The owner of the bakery returned from his trip this week and was very appreciative of my extra helping-out during his absence, and has promised to make it up to me by getting me involved with the cakes. Yea!

The back of Cherry is about two thirds complete - a pretty fast knit so far. I had to take a night off from knitting though, because I was having severe neck and shoulder cramps. Does this happen to anyone else? Knitting is supposed to be this relaxing, meditative hobby and instead I give myself neck strain. Anyhow, I modified the decreasing and increase a little to make it a more petite fit - in other words, a shorter upper body. Instead of decreasing every 7 and 8 rows, I did every 6. Same with the increases. Overall, it is an inch shorter in length than the pattern specifies.


Remember when I was swatching for the charcoal vest? Unfortunately I'm learning that I'm a seasonal knitter, and with the warm weather and all, it has been temporarily abandoned. if there's a cold spell, I may pick this one up and knit a few rows...

I have some movies to catch up on tonight - Hairspray and Becoming Jane - girly movies that I rented while D was away but never got around to watching. I'm sure he'll be thrilled.

2 comments:

Atkins said...

Please don't get any fixed ideas about Jane Austen from that movie - it's a nice film but it's ALL WRONG biographically!

Devonshire said...

The Cherry Cardigan is looking awesome. I love the color you chose. Love the dress form too.