Friday, September 18, 2009


I am being so indecisive. What's up with that? I always have a plan. There is one thing I know about me and it is that I get too hot in pullover sweaters. I am starting the Henry VIII KAL but I want to make a cardigan. I have very little experience altering patterns, and less than zero ideas on how to alter a fair isle pattern. So I am going to do two things, I am going to e-mail virtual yarns and ask their opinion on using the cardigan directions for the Glenesk with the charts for Henry VIII. Glenesk was originally a pullover. If they say, "what girl, are you crazy, that will never work" then I know I will have to ask the Ravelry experts what to do. There is a completed project on Ravelry that is a cardigan. Hopefully the knitter will be willing to share her knowledge.

The second thing I was going to do was take the directions for both sweaters and replace the numbers from Glenesk with the numbers from Henry VIII and see how far off the pattern charts fall. I have not looked at Henry VIII yet - wouldn't it be lovely if you cast on the same number of stitches, decreased at the same spots, started the armhole steeks in the same row? ? ? I am still winding yarn into balls. I will swatch this weekend, I am hoping the yarn knits smoothly with my new acrylic Knit Pick Zephyr needles. I love them.

I really wanted to finish Glenesk before starting Henry VIII (H8) so I could see how it all works. I have way too much left to knit, I want to be a part of the H8 KAL so I am going to have to cast on this weekend. Hmmm, just thinking, I also have the Lismore Kit, which is a cardigan too. I can look at those directions and see if they are basically the same as the Glenesk cardigan. If Virtual Yarn handles neckline decreases the same on both their patterns, then surely it would work with H8 - right ??!!?? Then all I would have to do is see where the chart patterns would fall on either side of the steeks.

Stieg Larrson's The Girl Who Played With Fire was an excellent follow-up to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I look forward to the third and last book in the series with great anticipation. It is such a tragedy that he has passed on and will never write another.
The Millennium Trilogy novels -- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and Castles in the Sky (working English titles).

Samurai Sudoku is taking up a ridiculous amount of my time. I am hooked. I even solved two "Evil" ones. Check them out if you dare, the archives will provide you with puzzles from each level. Samurai sudoku puzzles consist of five overlapping sudoku grids. The standard sudoku rules apply to each 9 x 9 grid. Place digits from 1 to 9 in each empty cell. Every row, every column, and every 3 x 3 box should contain one of each digit.

I have got to get some pictures of my finished objects posted. My Ravelry projects list just looks silly with balls of yarns, or sock cuffs on finished projects instead of a pair of completed socks. Heavy sigh, so much to do, so little time.

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