Thursday, March 4, 2021


 My work had a 'cabin fever' event yesterday where you got to select from a bunch of 'classes' and then select 10AM or 2PM for a 1 hour time slot to attend. On the company time! I do love how this company thinks of their employees well being.

There were a lot of things to select from... I should have attended the decluttering one .... but in the end it was a toss up for me of Yoga, Mediterranean cooking or knitting. I went with knitting.... and it got me to pull out the sheep pillow project for Aidan that has been sitting and sitting and waiting for way too long. I don't feel right finishing up Emily's crochet project until I make progress on his.

This is the pillow design.

The class had an array of levels and I took the time while listening to some great tips to untangle all the yarn from the bag. I knit one row... then remembered one part is knit and one is pearl. I did not realize that knitting in a round is different from knitting on straight needles where you turn the work! It was a lightbulb moment for me. I got stuck on the pattern part with multiple colors involved. The lead had asked questions and compiled a list of Youtube video's she had found for the different levels of questions with some free pattern links. When I was watching one on color changes, I noticed one on the side said Intarsia. When I reread the pattern.... it said Intarsia! I never clued in that it was a type of knitting. I watched the video at lunch and low and behold, now I have a clue how to do those sheep! I have that gap in between with the bit I had done before so I think I will try and pull out the knitting up to that point - wish me luck on that one - and start it again and see if I can do better. Aidan was happy when I told him on the way home that I think I figured out how to do it now.  Emily of course piped up with - can you finish my blanket now too Mom!

Thursday is my day off from work.... so after I post this I will head out to the garden to weed and see if I can get something produced from it this year. I think everything has popped up now. I also need to move the buckets of things in there to protect them from the chickens, and replant the herb seeds. 


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

nice to sit and knit for work! you did good on that ribbing, I really have to concentrate when I do it

Chris said...

Isn't it great when you have that aha moment and can get unstuck?
How nice the company offered this.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Best of luck with the knitting (now that you have a better idea of how Intarsia is supposed to work!!)

Ray and Jeanne said...

Glad you got some knitting things figured out! Ah ha moments are always good. Knitting in the round is my preferred method for sweaters. I am currently making an afghan that uses intarsia - it really is quite easy once you figure it out. A great source that I use often, is Michelle Hunter. She's retired but left her website up with great how-to videos - ~Jeanne