Friday, August 21, 2015

Measure Twice

What are you up to?

Measure Twice
Zachary: "Measuring our knitting project to make sure it will fit before we cut the yarn."

That's an excellent idea.

Measure Twice
Henry: "Zachary's put me in charge of the tape measure."

And it looks like you're doing your typical Henry Best.

So Zachary, how long does it need to be?

Measure Twice

Measure Twice

Dog Blog Post #1881

It is important to measure your work as you get close to finishing (and know how big it's supposed to be!) else you might find the finished work doesn't fit properly.

Especially when you don't have a pattern to work from.

Just not much out there for large dogs.

This is a quickie project using thick, chunky yarn and simple wooden beads, to get back into the swing of knitting now that Football (American style!) has started up again.

Go Niners!

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - Aug 21, 2015 - "Number Sequence"

Daily Dog Challenge 1390. "All In A Row"

A Closer Look

Because I can...


This is knit in Garter Stitch (knit both sides) with alternating rows of three and two beads.


The beads are inserted via crochet hook while I'm knitting - that is, I don't preload the yarn with beads.


For a three bead row, starting on the back side, I alternated a knit stitch with a drop stitch (double wrapped knit stitch.)

On the next row (front) when I reach the dropped stitch, I load a bead on the crochet hook then pull the stitch through the bead. I then put the stitch back on the needle and knit it as usual.


The next row (back side again) I knit a stitch, repeat knit and drop stitch twice, then knit one more stitch. On the front side I add the beads as before.

There is a simple three knit stitch border on each end of each row, with a slip stitch (chain) edge - that is I slip the first stitch knit-wise and purl the last stitch of every row.

No, I don't have a pattern, I just put together something that I thought looked nice.


I love my 60mm Macro lens.

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1 comment:

Ruth said...

What you've done with the beads there is really cool! The boys are adorable, as always. :)