or in this case, count at least twice; a knitter’s cautionary tale. The sweater was neatly joined at the shoulders, I’d worked both front bands and had planned on picking up and knitting the neck band last. It’s a very bad sign when you don’t have the same number of stitches on both sides of the neck – eh???
Note the 2 horizontal safety pins (the yarn color is more accurate here). I’d very carefully counted to make sure that both fronts had the same number of rows at the armhole edge; what I missed (do you think I can blame it on the construction?) was that I’d worked an extra 1/2 repeat of the pattern on the left front, making that side of the neck shallower (duh!). After much muttering, I frogged both front bands, took the left front loose at the shoulder and ripped back to the pin, then redid it to match the right side. The entire front and neck edge is now on a needle, and I’m trying to decide whether to mess with buttonholes, or just go with clasps 😉
While Maggie has always liked Toby’s dog beds, until very recently, Amber avoided them like the proverbial plague. Now she’s suddenly decided she loves his bolster bed (27″ between bolsters) – I may have to get another so he’s got a shot.
I needed to come up with a quickie meal the other day and found a partial package of andouille in the fridge, so I sautéed that with a large chopped onion, about 1 cup of rice, a can of tomatoes and chicken stock, simmered it all for about 15 minutes, and garnished it with some cooked okra. It turned out pretty tasty!