since the last time i posted about my grandma’s situation, some things have changed. i’ll know more soon, since they’re still running tests, but now they think she may have breast cancer, not ovarian cancer. the doctors that she’s had, i don’t know… liver cirrhosis, then ovarian cancer, now maybe breast cancer. maybe it’s hard to diagnose, but she’s been strung along for long enough… anyway!
pattern: one skein by leigh radford
yarn: moda dea washable wool color plum (one skein ^^)
needles: size 9 DPNs
comments: i’m really pleased with how these turned out. the yarn is so much softer than i thought it would be and the pattern was really easy to work with… very specific, which was great for my first pair of socks. i still think the heels turned out a bit wacky (even after i watched the video on knitting help… not sure what my problem is), but oh well! grandma won’t notice, anyway. these are pretty loose on me (though not “big,” really), which reinforces my belief that there is a reason why i knit tight… because i am small and things only seem to fit when i knit them at smaller gauges (ahaha, cause i rarely swatch, though i did for this project). i’m waiting to mail them, since i want the timing to be right, but i’m getting antsy, because i really think she’ll like them!
blanket of hope square #1
pattern: hob nail dishcloth by hakucho
yarn: patons classic wool color new denim
needles: size 7 straights, one size 7 DPN
size: approx. 6in x 6in
modifications: i cast on 31 stitches and modified the pattern to fit that.
comments: i really wanted to try out the pattern, since i’d never seen anything quite like it before. it was really easy and sort of fun, twisting the yarn around the stitches. i found it a bit easier to knit the three stitches that get wrapped directly onto my DPN, saving a bit of needle shifting.
ok. back to the never-ending load of homework! thanks for all the birthday wishes! OH and happy valentine’s day! hope you’re spending it with someone special. ^^