Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Monday, March 29, 2010

A Few Monday Thoughts



I'm still searching for the perfect front band for my Featherweight Cardigan.

This picture shows the difference between a pretty little stitch pattern knit on size 1, 2.5mm needles for a sock and the same pattern swatched on the size 4 needles, 3.5mm, that I'm using for the sweater.

It's finally sinking into my thick skull that the fabric is going to be loose and patterns I love at the "proper" fingering yarn gauge are not going to look as nice going to look different with the bigger needles.

After hours of stockinette fun, I'm almost ready to knit the bottom ribbing. I need to select a border stitch pattern soon.




Many fat robins hopping around the neighborhood now.

This fence is all that keeps the neighbor's horses in their yard. It always amazes me that an intelligent animal like a horse stays home with such a poor excuse for a fence, but in the almost 20 years we've lived here they've never come over to visit.




Mrs. Bluebird eyeing a nest box and debating the benefits of the box over an old woodpecker cavity.

7 comments:

Judy S. said...

Very interesting! I never would have expected such a difference in the look of a stitch on larger needles. I hope Mrs. BB goes for the nesting box so you can keep tabs on her babies. We are having a lion's exit of March here today with lots of wind, snow on the nearby pass, and THUNDER! Weird!

Ann said...

The stitches sure look different. Exerimenting with different stitches can be fun. Can't wait to see what you have chosen.

Artseycrafts said...

It will be interesting to see which stitch pattern you choose. Yes, the birds are very happy now that Spring has arrived. (Cardinals are my favorites)

pat said...

I love watching the progress of your sweaters - this one is especially fun - can't wait to see what you decide...

Alwen said...

That's very interesting. You really lose the vertical bands in the bigger yarn. I would not have expected that.

I guess it would be interesting to knit some samplers in different gauges and see how they all looked.

Kathy said...

So Margaurite

Based on the post, let me ask you a question. If I knit sock yarn on 1s it is good. I don't like 1s. If I knit them on 3's do I need a pattern to make the guage work? Im confused. NOT by you. My math mind is trying to grow........

I dont see much difference in the stitches .....I do see a difference on the width....

Lee said...

I like the stitch pattern in the sweater gauge - different strokes, huh?
(In a whisper, to Mrs B.Bird) the box... pick the box...