a humongous reishi, and black chanterelles! The pizza was tasty, but not sure we tasted the mushrooms so much… no digestive issues even with a glass of wine!
Garter ridges, not purls…
Nothing wrong with the instructions, I just didn’t really read them that closely. So I dropped the stitches and repicked them up in garter ridge… I knit the garter ridge for the band back and forth (and will sew up later) rather than knit and purl rows as per instructions. Lazy I guess… However, when I joined them, I really should have put the seam spot in the center back so I could follow along with Jared’s instructions. Can you see how the right side is a little taller than the left? I’ve added a few extra short-rows so the back won’t ride up.
more proof that gauge swatches lie
I’m a few inches up and realize that my gauge on the knitted sweater is tighter by a stitch or so an inch than the swatch was. I’m just going to go up a needle size from here. Good thing he is widest at his shoulder/chest and not his belly.
Remember these (scroll to the bottom)? I dragged them out along with a washboard to try some extra felting. Then….
I put them on wet and put baggies on them and wore them around for a few hours.
On another experimental project… Mom sent a few old hearing aids… but the project for which they are intended isn’t quite working out. But I have plans!
I tried to braid this, but the stems are big and hard… it’s maybe a hard or winter type (??)… some others we grew had softer stems. We just hung it to dry.
Well work never ends… but I heard the craziest sound today, like a million glass M&M’s crashing onto a glass tray… It was this,
The spring from a logger’s dbh tape. The intern working on this was trying to refeed some new line… and it kept exploding out as soon as he thought he had it together. Next time I’ll just buy him a whole new tape versus the refill! I think it took him 4 hours and a lot of frustration to get the thing back in.