So, I took the plunge and started Teresa Layman‘s Snow White Rose Red this weekend…
It started a little rough (see white stitches on the roof), but I’m now getting pretty good at colonial knots… after never having done them before. I could never figure out the stitch diagram and couldn’t figure out why so many people claim that they are so much easier than french knots…. Anyway… I’m pretty happy with this and it’s not really as tedious as I thought it would be. Its kind of nice not to have to count anything. 😀 I’m not totally happy with the door, which is filled in completely with french knots. There is lots of detail on there with lines, cross braces, handles and bolts in the door… but it is-what-it-is as these buggers are a PITA to pull out. There’s also a bench underneath the left window that isn’t showing up too well.
I just remembered that I signed up for a knitting class that starts tomorrow! The class is at Erica’s Craft and Sewing Center in South Bend. The class project is a scarf. I bought the yarn required a couple of weeks ago and got something that I thought would match my winter coat, which is kind of a chocolate brown color:
I’m kind of surprised that it only calls for two skeins… Anyway I can kind of knit, but can’t cast on. I can do entire rows of knit stitches and purl stitches, but can’t alternate between the two without a knotted mess. So, I figure some instructions and hands-on guidance will help.
Went and saw Funny People last night… pretty good and kind of interesting to see Adam Sandler in a more serious role, even though it was still a funny movie. Man…. he’s starting to look older tho!