Friday, June 20, 2008

ward update

today i packed my bag and i set out to do some serious work on ward. all things are going well with the two fronts finished and joined at the back. i am currently working my way down the back and have finished the two underarm shapings without any stress.

so far so good..


yes, i am waiting for the revelation-

…where i went wrong .

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

ward- should i even continue?


since my last post i have ripped out numerous rows including taking the right front side back down to… zero.

i have so many annoying shaping errors (even though they don’t effect the pattern) visually, i could have made them more appealing.

…and i am not even half way though. just recently i hit a pattern phrase that begged me to ask the question whether or not to continue? a simple ‘reverse shaping’. reverse shaping is easy, nothing that has ever bothered me before but it is the ‘reverse shaping’ of the awful mess i got myself into in my last post.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

a repeat of a new beggining

see my pattern notes? i binned these (see multiple scratches). this pattern required a second attempt, as i had to take it out and redo my calculations…

with patience it will become 'ward' from kim hargreaves heartfelt pattern book. this pattern is knit in one piece with 5 skeins of rowan’s kid classic.

updates to follow…

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


you can get this free embroidery pattern from hp. i need to find something to put it on....

Sunday, June 01, 2008


our first growing pomegranates (we have two)!

plus new flowers in the garden..