Hooray for Weekends!
I'm ever so glad it's here..... lots of fun things going on this weekend. First is Blue Dome Arts Festival. I'm planning on going there for breakfast and checking out Three Penny Upright. Then some shopping at the festival, and possibly even wander over to that other festival. Sunday I'll be heading back down to Blue Dome to check out some men in skirts, that's DH and company, they'll be piping up a storm for festival goers. It just ain't a festival without some loud ass men in skirts.
Graduation is coming up fast, and for those of us creating graduation presents, seen here in an old post and at the early stages here, that means there's work to be done if they are to be high school graduation presents, not college graduation presents.
I also have a list as long as my arm of things I'd like to do before the Alma trip, which means they need to happen this weekend. Then it's a short week and another long weekend!!!!!
In knitting news, I finished grafting ( or as some clever knitter called it 'Halliburtoning') my Rogue hood! This is the part I've been a little concerned about.. I didn't really think much about it, until I read there were cheat sheets!!
Then I realized that grafting cables did seem like it might be a little bit complicated, and it does fall right on the center of the hood where everyone can see it, hood up or down! Yikes.
Turns out though, not too bad. In fact, I ditched the cheat sheet after about 8 or 9 rows because I couldn't remember where I was on the chart and it seemed easier to just look at the front needle and see what I needed to do and then look at the back needle... and so on and I figured it out.
I'm pretty happy with the result, even though I haven't blocked it yet and I may have possibly pulled a little too tight on my grafting stitches. Can you see it? Yea, me too a little...still it's my first crack at grafting cables and it's such a beautiful pattern I don't think anyone will notice.
Now, on to the sleeves...
**edited to add....
I've somehow hosed up the top immovable blogger banner on my blog. crap. not sure how that happened. I am aware of it and awaiting the advice of my technical advisor (that would be V, my DH, who is ohsosmart about such things) stupid banner.
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DH fixed the banner at a glance! Stupid stray tags!