Tuesday, February 01, 2011

the jacket's end?

I really should have some better progress to show you. But I am finding it impossible to pick up 60 stitches for the hood. I mean, I am only getting 40. 40!!!

That is 20 missing stitches. I must be doing something terribly wrong. Because that is just ridiculous.
I'm going to search you-tube for its wisdom. If that fails me I'll be heading downtown to seek help at the local shop.

The frustration compels me to put down the needles. In search of another project.But,I really want to finish this. So I'm going to keep trying.

I don't know if you can really tell in these pictures, but we finally got a hair cutter.


  1. I hate when I can't find enough stitches to pick up! Sometimes I just pick up as many as I can and then in the next knit row make up the difference by adding stitches. But, I'm pretty sure that's cheating. :)

  2. I like it just as it is, color and no sleeves. Like a beautiful vest. Do you want to sell it? Is if for baby or you?

  3. This is for Phoebe! And she knows it is. So I can't let her down. Ali, I totally do that all the time, I'm just worried because this is such a big project for me. But folks, I think I figured it out!

  4. Nice!! Can't wait to see the finished product...I totally have faith in you!

  5. I never end up with the right amount of stitches to pick up! I've heard to do 2 out of 3, or 3 out of 4, but I usually have to end up picking up just about every single stitch!!!

    good luck!!