Thursday, February 25, 2010

downtime at work = more blog posts!

Sometimes I have a lot of free time at work. Our workload ebbs and flows and, often, each shot needs approval from an art director in another building. We communicate by telephone and, often, this process is very slow.

When this happens, I turn to my knitting to keep me busy. I need to be present and to be able to put down what I'm doing in a split second. This crocheted belt is perfect for this. Unfortunately it is now completed.

The belt is for Shalyee from the Rowan Kidsilk Aura pamphlet from ages ago. I started Shalyee two years ago and she is becoming quite the pain in my neck. I must have knit both fronts no less than 3 times each. Just when I thought I was finished, I realized that the front pieces were two different sizes. This is the trouble you run into when you put a pattern down for almost a year.

I started the left front again (4th time, I think) and I got about half way through when I realized my stitch count was way off. I was increasing instead of decreasing.

Really, it's not that complicated, I just seem to lack the concentration to follow the pattern. Hopefully it will be finished in time to wear it before the weather gets too warm! I have the perfect outfit picked out any everything!

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