...who you know. And in Blogland it could be anyone! How many times have you asked a knitting question, a parenting question, a question on the meaning of life and someone, a fellow blogger or blog reader, has answered? It happens everyday somewhere in Blogland, right? Cassie talked about her experience in yesterday's post. My comment was that she was smart, when given help from others. But isn't that true for us all?
Help comes often just by reading blogs and sometimes the answers to questions you didn't know you had come to light. Laurie had some creatively technical knitting information in her post yesterday, including how to incorporate the Fibonacci sequence into knitting. (Wish her a speedy recovery, ok?) Another trick, kind of an 'ah ha' moment, came while reading Claudia's blog a couple of days ago. She is knitting a fun, springy sock with a picot edge. She tells in the post how to do the picot edge and mentions that when picking up the cast on edge you should pick up BOTH stitches and not just one as 'this could cause the picot edge to flare out unattractively'. A....a...ya...it does.
Now, I don't believe that grrls should beat themselves up and use terms like 'dummy!', 'you are so stupid', 'how can you knit for 30 years and not know that?'. So I just said...'grrl, you just learned something new, something you can use NOW!'
On the needles is Alison’s 'Nothin’ but a T' from MagKnits. It was up to about 3", the hem 'flared out unattractively' and when I double checked my gauge it was 1 1/2 stitches to small (it is difficult to not call one names, but I am kind to myself). Yes, I swatched, but my knitting usually tightens up when knitting the project, therefore, the gauge recheck. How unfortunate that the opportunity, nay necessity, to dip into the frog pond was written all over this lovely 'T'. And yet, it was fortunate in that I could not only make the sweater fit (what a concept), but also utilize this newly found technique.
I am thrilled to report that after spending my morning, lunch time and after work knitting time, this 'T' is back on track. The gauge and hem are both 'perfect'. That Claudia is a smart cookie.
Did you notice who was under Weekly Zen? Ann and Vicki celebrate 4 weeks smoke free today. You are two awesome grrls in my book! Congratulations and keep up the good work. And Neena has a new name and look on her blog. Watch for pictures of So. Utah on her blog this summer.