Finally a FO! This was a truly fast and dirty project that I enjoyed. I love twisted knit stitches. I think that it's because I really can't see a difference until a few rows have been completed. There's a section in the pattern where you do a turning row. That's where you see the difference between a sad and boring knit stitch and a sexy little twisted number. The one thing about twisted stitches that irks me is how they don't like the other stitches. Call them snobbish. They seem to sit a little farther from the purl stitches which makes the rib not so tight. SK has already asked for the same cap and I'll probably make one for myself before winter hits. For details, click on the picture.
Currently, it's all baby knits around our house. I have two friends that have announced their pregnancies, and I'm gathering steam for some baby blankets. One of the friends is on Baby #2 and already is a the proud owner of the Moderne Log Cabin from MDK. I really liked this pattern and am thinking about making it again. I just need to decide if I should knit her the same blanket out of new colors or do a different pattern for Baby #2. I'm also thinking about starting Curve of Pursuit. But do I have it in me to complete that one? It seems like I'd need lots of cables and brush off my short-row skills. I've got to start making decisions and quick.
Last week, we got some "pickles" from our CSA. I had no idea what to do with these suckers. I've never canned anything in my life. I remember our Grandma's shelves full of jarred veggies. I think that we even had some of her veggies in our basement for years past their prime. I really didn't want these pickles to go bad, but what to do? If I can knit queen sized blankets, I can water-bath something. Dammit, I can can! I had to buy the jars and a large enough pot to cover those jars. I used this recipe and got to work. After fumbling around trying to get the jar out of the boiling water with tongs, I realized that I should have bought the canning tongs. I'm lucky that I didn't burn my toes with all the water flying out of the pot. I pressed the center of the lid down and didn't feel it move, so according to websites I processed it correctly. Now we'll have to wait 2 weeks to try the pickles. I'll bring them home for the wedding. I bet they'd be delicious in Bloody Mary's.