Monday, August 25, 2008

Early Arrival

No, not the baby!! LOL! he's still snug as a bug in a rug. He sure is making it hard for mama to sleep though....the heartburn, the aching hips, the squished lungs...I know it will all be worth it but I think I've reached the point where I'm counting down the days til he's OUT!

Actually, I got my Custom Knits book that I had pre-ordered from Amazon a long time ago. I knew I would want this book because I am such a fan of Wendy's patterns. I thought I would share a bunch of pics: There are a lot of patterns in this book! these are my favorites but I doubt all of them will go on my knit list. Although I haven't read through the book in detail, it seems to be well written and gives lots of tips for customizing the fit to your body shape. And a really cool part is that it gives you a variation for each pattern. My main complaints about it are that for about half of the patterns there is only one picture, which is frequently at an odd angle that makes it hard to tell what the garment will really look like on a regular person (for example, the last picture of the black cabled cardigan). Also, the other thing that is more of a personal taste issue is the very odd outfits that the knits are paired the green Lettuce Coat. It looks like she is wearing pants made out of goldish/pinkish tapestry....I think it is hideous! There are a lot more like that one that I didn't show. For someone like me (with little imagination) it makes it harder to see the cute potential of garment if it were dressed differently. I think they were just trying to go for an edgy, modern look but I think it came off a bit too much. Overall, I think there are a lot of great patterns and I'm glad I bought it.

Okay, now I need to ask all you smart, non-preggo-brained knitting people for HELP! I am totally stuck on the sleeve cap for Lush and Lacy. I am at the point where I am decreasing for the sleeve cap and it says to "decrease 1 stitch at each end on every alternating 3rd and 4th row 3 times". For the life of me, I can't figure out what "on every alternating 3rd and 4th row" means! Anyone?

Thanks in advance! :)

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