Saturday, February 10, 2007

Almost Finished

I finished the knitting and seaming of the Swing Vest. I need to do some minor blocking to help the neck and hem edges lie flatter, and to lengthen it a bit. I'm not sure I'm happy with it yet. I had to reknit the left shoulder after I blundered by forgetting to slip off 19 stitches onto a holder before attempting the 3 needle bindoff. When I bound off I realized I had way too many stitches, and it puckered. In the process of undoing the bindoff I lost about 2 inches of shoulder and reknit it.

I started some fingerless gloves last night out of Cleckheaton Country Silk in a gorgeous garnety tweed. I've never tried gloves before. I guess they're not really fingerless either - the fingers stop at the knuckles!

Tonight is the church supper I'm coordinating. I had to bake 3 pans of cherry squares and what an adventure that was! I accidentally dropped a whole egg, shell and all into the bowl as the mixer was doing its thing --- had to dump the whole batch out and start again. Of course that meant I had to go out and buy more eggs and butter since each batch took 2 sticks of butter and 4 eggs. And of course I only had a dozen eggs and 6 sticks of butter. Let's hope that's the worst that happens. We usually serve about 100 people at our monthly suppers, and the income from the suppers is an important part of our budget!! Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, and gravy any one?

1 comment:

Paul said...

Boy does that sound good to me. Just add salad and you got a perfect dinner. I would be too full for desert.