Saturday, October 6, 2007

Yay, the weekend!

I have quite a productive and pleasant weekend before me. The Beastmaster and my daughter are off to Pequot Lakes to ready the deer stands for hunting in a few weeks and they'll be gone until Sunday afternoon. During Ben's preschool yesterday, I went over to Silver Creek Cabin in Buffalo, my nearest LYS. With the prospect of a weekend of unhindered knitting, I felt it incumbent upon me to buy something that would make good use of my alone time. I purchased both the child and adult Felted Clog patterns from Fiber Trends and enough Lamb's Pride Bulky to make clogs for my two sons.

I've heard much about this pattern. People seem to think they are just about the best item of footwear in the world - yet, the same people say they are a dog to knit. I've chosen this weekend because I'm making great progress on my Cable Yoke Sweater (body is done and sleeves are 3/4 done) and best of all, there's no husband to make me turn out the lights at night after the kids go to bed. So I'll have some nice time to knit without anything distracting me.

Another highlight of my weekend will be happening shortly. Anyone familiar with Minnesota hockey knows of the North Stars and Lou Nanne. Well Lou has done a book called Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne. Lou is going to be at Barnes & Noble in Maple Grove this afternoon to sign the book so I'm there, dude! I bought the book for my dad for Christmas and he'll have a fit when he sees that it's signed. Heck, I'd like the book! It's great and probably the only thing that I would willingly let break up my weekend of wreckless knitting.

On a sad note, I likely will not be able to go to the MN Knitters' Guild Knit Out. I've had my eye on this event all year, but there's nobody here to keep the boys out of my hair. Even though they have expressed far more interest in knitting and knitted things than my daughter, they would be bored to tears by the prospect of an entire afternoon of knitted bliss. Rats! I'll have to wait until next year.

The felted clogs will keep me company.


yeah but not really said...

I noticed that you said you were doing the Paton Cable Yoke Pullover...I just bought the booklet today and am confused. I've only made one sweater before so that leads to the confusion. The pattern starts with Pattern A instructions but it doesn't say how many to cast it just 28? Thanks!

Jen said...

I hate to say it, but the pattern I'm using is not the same - I'm using Patons Classic Merino, but the pattern is from 100 Knitting Projects and I think it originally came from Plymouth.

I am a little familiar with this pattern though and yes, I do think that you just cast on 28 and start with that chart until you've reached the length specified. The cable pattern is worked horizontally, then stitches are picked up, I believe to form the rest of the upper yoke and then you work down the body. I hope that helps!