Friday, 18 November 2005

Spot the Difference

We interrupt this blog with a weather alert.. in a word.. bbrrrrrr!!!

I guess the current cold spell has caught us all out - including the roses. This one is shivering by itself in our front garden, poor thing. It still looks beautiful though. :-)

Personally I'm pleased to have such chilly weather in November. I mean it's supposed to be cold now isn't it?



OK, now progress on the Andalusian Baby Jacket aka Andy (much less of a mouthful!).

Andy is steaming along at top speed. The fronts, back, and one sleeve are done. I cast on for the second sleeve at 11pm last night and starting the edging. Then I realised The Error of My Ways. Can you spot the difference in the photo.....?



I guess that took you about 3 milliseconds. Doh! I have designed this cardigan. I have produced the pattern in my Knitware Sweaters program. I have been knitting it. I have blatantly ignored the words in front of me. Stupid woman.

Yes the edgings are supposed to be done in moss stitch, to complement the Andalusian Stitch of the body. The right front is done this way. No other pieces are. Guess what's going to be frogged? Yep, the right front. The pattern is now officially changed to a garter stitch edging. What can I say? Life is hard.

7 comments:

Daisy said...

That poor rose looks very cold - but absolutely beautiful!

Mary-Lou said...

Dare I say that I think the Garter stitch edge is nicer?

The Crafty Otter said...

DOH! I have to say I like both edgings - I see why you designed it with moss stitch, but the garter is lovely, too. Fret not. :)

francoise said...

I don't like frost in the morning when you have to drive the car somewhere... But I must admit it is lovely on a photograph like yours or watching from indoors. Your rose would make a perfect poster.
Bad luck about the little cardi... We have all made this sort of mistake in our haste to finish.

Fred said...

I love the picture of the rose and agree it would make a lovely poster. I've had a rose tree bloom in December before as well and thought it weird!

littlelixie said...

The rose looks astonishing although I guess it probably isn't looking so hot now. I have heard either end-of-the-world or ecstatic things about angel yarns on the UKHK list. I won't be chancing my cash with them though. Glad your order showed up OK.

Amelia said...

It happens to me all the time - not following instructions properly, thinking that I have it all worked out and then you get that 'Oh no!' moment. You have all of my sympathy...