still winter

Yesterday morning it was 5°F (-15°C) when I let Bode out, brrrr. That thaw that ended a little over a week ago got people’s hopes up, but winter is still showing its teeth. During the thaw I saw flying insects two different days — there are advantages to cold weather. One of them is not needing to deal with mud when you have a dog with white paws.

Cold weather makes curling up in bed with some knitting and a cup of tea on the stand a nice way to pass the time. There is quite a list of accomplishments, finished a new pair of socks in dark navy fingering weight wool, retreaded (replaced the foot) on two pairs of hand knit favorite socks, completed a pair of front to back reversible slacks in black wool, put elastic in the waistband of a pair of tights made a couple years ago, and redid the turtle neck on a pullover in dark green to be shorter and with a crocheted lacy edge instead of casting off.

It looks pretty impressive, but this is mito pacing. I started back in October.

The scalloped edging I did on the neckline was:

Two single crochet stitches into each of two purl stitches.
Chain 3
Cluster two trebles into the two knit stitches (keep last loop on first treble, then take off the two stitches together.
Chain 3


It was an Elizabeth Zimmerman seamless raglan sweater. I wasn’t sure how far the yarn would go, so just kept going around the neck in knit 2 purl 2 ribbing once the rest of the sweater was done. Having a collar that folds down twice was a bit too much. More yarn for patching elbows when that time comes.

No photos, all the items are very dark, so don’t photograph well.

About Kathy

Perl, MySQL, CGI scripting, web design, graphics following careers as an analytical chemist and educator, then in IT as a database administrator (DBA), programmer, and server administrator. Diagnosed with Mitochondrial Myopathy in 1997.
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