Thursday, February 09, 2006


Today I:
  • had a cup of soy yogurt and white tea for breakfast
  • am incredibly bored

One More Day to Prepare

I do have a Plan, I swear I do. The first phase of it is for me to update this blog and then go home early from work (There is nothing to do! I already Windexed my desktop and moved my monitor!) . What I do from there will be reported on later. Really. I have a Plan.

Last night I finished the Revised Voodoos from yesterday's post.

If you're not interested in how I revised them, now is good time to click on one of my links or something, because I am going to post about it in detail, just in case I need to remember the pattern, or someone is actually interested. Maybe that person in Estonia. (Yep, I notice you. There aren't very many people reading this blog to hide behind!)

Here goes:

Revised Voodoos 2

Yarn: Reynolds Andean Alpaca Regal 3-ply Bulky (90% alpaca/10% wool)

Size: One size

Notions: US #6, #7, & #8 dpns, scissors, darning needle

Gauge: 16s = 10 cm/ 4 inches

  • cast on 40 using US #7 dpns
  • *k2, p2 repeating from* to end of round
  • work 9 rows as set
  • switch to US #6 dpns and work 10 rows as set
  • switch to US #7 dpns and work 18 rows as set
  • k1, place all stitches but the next 12 on a holder (28 on holder)
  • k1, p2, *k2, p2* twice, k1, cast on 4
  • join to work in round (16 stitches)
  • k1, p2, *k2, p2* 3 times, k1
  • k1, p2, *k2, p2* twice, k2tog, sl1, k1, psso (14 stitches)
  • cast off using a US #8 dpn
  • join yarn at base of thumb, leaving a 6" tail (to be used later to tighten any loose stitches around thumb area)
  • pick up 6 stitches from base of thumb (where the 4 s were cast on) and the 28 stitches on the holder, working as set (34 stitches)
  • k1, p1, k2, p1, *k2, p2* 14 times, k1
  • work as set for 6 rounds, cast off all stitches with a US #8 dpn
  • weave in ends, use cast on tail on thumb to tighten loose stitches with darning needle

Not rocket science, but now you know how my mind works when I'm knitting on the fly. Fun, eh? Well, maybe that's an overstatement. The important thing is they're done, and I've written down my method so that I can make them again if I want.

Last night, I:

  • had a cheese panini, a bag of chips, and coffee for dinner


Titine24 said...

I hope you find out that you have a comment on this column. I have been a constant reader of yours for about a month now. I found you because we are listed in the same clump of names on the Knitting Olympics, and I was curious about what you were attempting. I am also Christine, but I cannot draw as well as you. You have a delightfully engaging blog, and I log on most days to see what you have been able to discourse on. I have even begun my own blog, but I am not up to speed with photos yet. I have three chidren and a very kind husband and live just south of Niwot (an Indian Chief) in Colorado. I just wanted you to know you have at least one constant reader.

Lissy said...

The voodoos are great. Congrats. I forget, are those ones for you or for your poor niece or whatever? Will she ever get a voodoo? Millions of blog readers are wondering! ;)