I'm so thankful for Ginny's Yarn Along.
It is the sole reason I didn't just quit knitting yesterday afternoon. I'm making this cardigan for baby Jacob. Everytime I begin a new section, I'm learning brand new knitting techniques. For instance, having to put stitches on a holder or scrap yarn. I couldn't figure out how to put them onto scrap yarn, I don't have a holder, and, I wasn't even sure exactly what the pattern was saying*, but I found a great use for old cloth diaper pins (we use Snappys or leave the prefold loose under the cover).
God's Love Story is the book Isaiah received for his birthday from grandma and grandpa. It is the most beautiful and simple summary of our Catholic faith that I have ever read. I'm going to be reading this to my children frequently, even when they are little babies, because it also reminds me of God's great love story.
I'm still finishing up Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life and browsing through The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, that my midwife let me borrow.
For all you knitting experts and those who would like to become very confused, here's the big *:
The pattern says: "When finished knitting, place the last 5 stitches and the first 5 stitches of each sleeve onto scrap yarn. Place the rest of the stitches onto spare needles, a holder, or a separate piece of scrap yarn." I don't understand what "last 5" and "first 5" she is talking about. The first five stitches of a sleeve would be on the very bottom, at cast on, which makes no sense.
So, on the very last row of the sleeve (the part where the armpit will be), I just put the last 5 stitches of the last row from the last needle, and the first 5 stitches of the last row from the first needle onto one holder (blue safety pin) and put the rest of the stiches on two more pins (yellow). Yeah. I'm sure you're just as confused as I am. I'm not too worried about it though. I just have to finish the second sleeve and once that is done, I will figure out what to do next.
That's how I knit. One little stitch at a time.
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