Friday, December 29, 2006
Biscuits and Bones Dog Coat Finished!
Well that didn't take long!! Once I had worked out the pattern directions - which were written in a weird way IMHO, it only took about 10 hours to make. My hand is sticking out of what will be the turtle neck, and the little cuff showing is a leg hole!
The pattern was a Patons one for Canadiana/Classic Wool/Decor; but there were four sections or panels of pattern block, and you had to do 1st row of panel one, followed by first row of panel 2, etc etc all on one row - as well as keep referring back to a gazillion types of cable abbreviations. So I rewrote and test knit the whole thing so that it is so much easier to understand and follow - I do not need to have to keep chasing backwards and forwards over a page like that to find the directions. Now that I have done this one - I shall be able to repeat these in my sleep - and it comes in four sizes which is very handy!!
It is so cute - biscuits and bones is the right name for it!!
So what is next on the to do list, dear reader, you ask ?? Well it is the Blue Hearts Afghan from the Country Heritage patterns which I promised dear Sandee in Atlanta GA almost two years ago!!! Plus I foolishly promised one to her brother Marvin, in his school colours - Georgia Tech - with logo!!! *SIGH*
For once I have nothing else demanding my time (knitting wise that is) so Sandee dear - yours is about to be started at long last! It is crochet this time - a nice change!! Wonder if it will be the original pattern that she ends up with LOL??? I never seem to leave a pattern alone, without tweaking it here and there!.