It is isn’t often that I wish a project were larger. This one is an exception. Every stage has been more fun than I anticipated–and the result makes me smile.
One authority’s response was, “Granny squares? Oh, they’re easy. Just a ring and then double crochet and make sure to work four corners. You can do more corners or fewer if you want a different shape. Okay? Bye.”
I was reminded of a Victorian knitting pattern in my collection that instructs you to make a baby’s jacket by first casting on “stitches sufficient to reached around the baby.” Super helpful. Thanks.
With Upstairs Baby nicely clad in his new Five Hour Baby Jacket, I returned to the cushion cover.
For an introduction to what goes on in this column, click here. I am unabashedly in love with rigid heddle weaving. I’ve written about it repeatedly, in “Fridays with Franklin” and…
In the dim recesses of my memory lurked an image of my late grandmother, the tailor, embroidering perfect five- and six-pointed stars on a client’s fancy party outfit.
In the pantheon of superheroes, there’s only one whose adventures I enjoyed as a child. The others bored me. Rosamund likes her, too; and is a princess, a protector, and a survivor in her own way.
Nothing gets me over-excited like trying out a new way to knit a familiar shape. I hate stopping to eat, or answer e-mails, or see people. I just want to go go go go go go until I find out whether it’s going to work or not.
I was at a gathering once with a knitter who held up her shawl-in-progress and squealed, “This has been so much fun to knit! I’m actually slowing down because I don’t want it to end!”
I had no idea what she was talking about.
The wrestling match with the cage purse continues in part two.
It scarcely seems possible, but by the close of this series we will have reached the fiftieth installment of Fridays with Franklin. Fifty! Can you imagine? I was flipping through…