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I am a 67 year-old grandmother living on Vancouver Island. I have crocheted, cross-stitched and rug hooked, but I always had yarn on needles. Recently knitting has become my primary hobby!

Location: Canada

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Stockinette Stitch - Just what I need now!

I am working on Picchu Picchu and have 257 stitches on a circular needle and it is okay by me that it is all stockinette stitch for 3 inches. The pattern is interesting in that you knit the back and then slowly cast on the sleeves and with the back knit half of the right and left sleeve - thus the 257 stitches. Each front has the other half of the sleeve. You do a three-needle bind off of the centre of the sleeve stitches and then pick up around the end of the sleeves and knit 3 inches of ribbing. Sew up the underarm and side seams and pick up for the neckline. It has one huge button which I have in hand and the stockinette stitch is just what I need now. I have been working on a Habitat for Humanity house for the past three days - sanding, painting, etc. and when I return home, shower, make supper, eat and then crash - stockinette is very relaxing - the clicking of the needles, the feel of the beautiful Ultra Alpaca and listening to my audio book and I am one happy gal. Some days it does not take much to bring a smile. Helping two families finally have a home is also a smile maker!!

This is the house as of Thursday morning, June 15. It was started the previous Monday and as of today, it has most of the siding on and is ready for painting inside. Guess that is where I will work tomorrow!

Not much else to report on knitting, but that is okay. Know that the needles are getting a work out!


Blogger All the Way With Knitting said...

Oh that look great Peg..is it a National project ? It's obvious it's affordable housing for the less well-off..good for you .

12:14 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Yay for Habitat!!!
I agree, some days you just need a little stockinette!

3:06 AM  
Blogger All the Way With Knitting said...

Thanks for the explanation Peg..that really is worthwhile .Angie.

11:53 PM  
Blogger Martina said...

Hi there from Ontario...I can't wait until I retire and can work on knitting all day long and help out with the Habibtat!!!

4:42 AM  
Blogger Leigh said...

The pattern you're knitting sounds interesting. I clicked on the Picchu Picchu link of the previous post, but it didnt work. :(

8:18 AM  

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