Monday, March 13, 2017

Three steps again

Yesterday I knit and frogged the same two rows of Miss A's halter top no less than 3 times.  I need to check the pattern for errata....None noted.  I checked projects and comments in Ravelry, no one else seems to have had any issues with the Diamond halter from Knitty Summer 2009.  Le sigh...I guess I'll just try it again and try to make sense of it.  The chart  refers to a C4FP, but only explains a C3FP in the stitch key.  The next stitch on the first row of the chart is a C3BP.  I keep winding up with more reverse stockinette stitches on one side than on the other, although my stitch count is correct for the reverse stockinette portion (the bust),  So I've tried shifting the cabled part over by 1 stitch, as I had two more on the right of the base of the diamond than on the left.  Then my WS had two too many on that side!  Grrr....

Sunday, March 5, 2017

In which I am sometimes busy

The dreaded Dry Eye syndrome has come back, I've been to the eye doctor twice in the last week and am due to visit again today.  Lordy, eye drops are pricey!  And now I've got 5 different ones I need to use, two for wetting the ol' eyeballs, 1 for glaucoma, 1 antihistamine, and 1 steroid.  Then the last visit they put a piece of amniotic membrane on my left eye, so the only drops I can put in that one are the wetting ones.  That membrane was really high-priced, but lucky (!!) for me most of my deductible has been met.
In spite of the eye problem, I have been working on Miss A's halter top.  I have been diligently resisting the urge to cast on any other projects.  I did start on the third ball of the yarn -- I sure hope I can get this made with just 5 balls, 'coz I'd like to make myself some ''therapy" mitts out of this stretchy stuff.  And of course I'd like to find a good substitute for the yarn, something as stretchy and soft.  Just cruisin' through Ravelry, I think I should try to find some OnLine Linie 119, which is cotton & polyester and has "stretch" in the name.
I did say I'd get a picture of the bracelet from the Crafts Fair.
A very pretty thing, in lovely colors,,,I'm sure this is some kind of agate, maybe someone will recognize it.  The stones are triangular cabochons in silver.  I nearly dropped it through the planks of the deck while trying to hang it up for another shot!