I'm working on the FRONTS for Melissa now. That yarn (Tahki Donegal Tweed) is a real tough customer. First of all, its 'nubbiness' makes the stitches real hard to create. It requires a lot of hand muscle. The thumb on my right hand is hurt right now. Also, because of the nubbiness, the stocking stitches sometimes catch on themselves, making a stitch too big now and then. So then I have to stop and use a darning needle to wiggle the extra yarn from it onto its neighboring stitches. Ok, Ok, go ahead and call me a fuss-budget! Blocking can't solve every problem. So I try to 'right' the overly-large stocking stitches as I go along. Then blocking can take care of the minorest stitch discrepancies remaining.
Fortunately, the red Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora is very compliant yarn! The st st are coming out right on the first go around!
That's why I need the break from Melissa! Phoebe calms my nerves! :teehee:
Then I can go back and tackle Melissa again.
I'll be off the grid all next week, up in the wilderness...knitting and tending camp while DH hunts. I also get the extra fun of keeping the hounds quiet while he hunts. So can ya just see me...inside our 27' travel trailer...knitting, with all these 4 dogs at my feet? The two hounds tuck themselves under the table and try to appear as small as possible (they hate to get tossed out)...and the St Bernard lays in the aisle which doubles as my kitchen floor...and he blocks the door to the bathroom...and my little Shih Tzu lays beside me on the couch! It is really quite a sight! Here they are in summertime, all sprawled all over our little deck!
The weather report for the region is 56 daytime temps and 25 nighttime temps. Some rain expected, but if the rain meets the colder temps and they collide on the mountaintop...it means snow. :pout:
Lots of Fun, if you don't need to 4-wheel OFF THE MOUNTAIN. :teehee: