...baby, right round, like a record baby right round, right round. I totally dated myself by quoting that song, but you have to admit you like it. :)
I finished the purple round ripple I was working on a few days ago, but only got to taking the picture today. It measures 36" across and was soooo fast to finish. I love me some instant gratification. Nothing gets the creative juices flowing better than actually finishing a project.
Its made with Bernat super value in purple, Joann's rainbow boucle, and a J hook. I used Aggie May's pattern from Crochetville. You have to e-mail her directly for a copy of the pattern. Its worth the effort though, as the pattern is simple and has no problems laying flat, like some other RR patterns.
The purple is richer in person than it shows in the pic, but this was the best I could do with the drab winter light. The blanket went to a co-worker. I've got a sweater set in the works for the same co-worker.
I also finally sat down to figure out the frogging with my knit scarf. I inspected the stitches as best I could, determined where I thought a pattern repeat started, held my breath, said a prayer or 12, and let 'er rip. Pulling the needle out and frogging a few rows was scary. Like gained a few pounds on the scale type scary..aka really scary! It worked though and I was able to continue on with the pattern with no noticeable mistakes. Woot woot!
In the process of learning everything I could about frogging knitting, I discovered something called a lifeline. This could have saved me loads if trouble if I'd known about it before. Granted, it seems like common sense, but I don't always have that.
Also, I need help from you sewing peeps. I've been doing some research and I think I'd like to go with a Kenmore sewing machine. I didn't even realize Kenmore had sewing machine until SubwayHooker mentioned it. The reviews I've been reading have been better than for most Singers or Brothers I've been looking at. I don't want anything fancy, but don't want to go completely bottom of the barrel either. So I was thinking about THIS one.
Give me your opinions pretty please! I could use all the help I can get!