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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Ugh... P2Tog-tbl

Somebody shoot me if I ever start another pattern that has Purl 2 together through back loop. I am currently working on something that has P2tog-b on 3 rows, and that is just 3 rows too many. I am reminded of why it has been nearly 2 years since I last did a pattern with P2tog-b, and it was much easier back then when it was a woolly yarn. My current project uses 100% cotton, and it is quite a biscuit to do P2tog-b on cotton yarn. I feel like such a contortionist when I have to do P2tog-b. On the upside, I am 1/3 of the way through this project. :-)

Today, I am drinking Lupicia's 8516 Bravissimo tea, which is a delightful little green tea with flower petals & fruit. I don't think I can really go wrong with any of their teas, I like them all. Well, all except for the darjeeling I tried, but I think that has more to do with darjeeling not being my cup of tea rather than a negative comment about their tea. They really have high quality teas. Yes, I made a pot of tea today, even though it is a weekday. :-)

Let's see.... my other project is another "mindless knitting" hat which I am about halfway done with. Why does it seem so much easier to work on charity knitting than knitting for family & friends? Or even myself? Gosh, I can't remember the last time I knitted something for myself. When was the last time you knitted something for yourself?

I ordered yarn from Elann today. Highland Silk in Calypso Green, Ruby, Butter, and Dusky Lavender. Super Tweed in Herb Garden ... 5 balls in each color. I also threw in 2 books, row counters, sewing & cable needles. Can't wait for my little white box to arrive...

Blog entries are kinda boring without pictures, huh? I'm just too lazy to go dig out the camera right now. Maybe I'll take some pics later and add them to this post...

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3 stitch(es):

TracyKM said...

Everytime I looked at the Highland SIlk in the Sneak Peeks, I wondered how much of it you'll get, LOL. I remember a long time ago you posted a picture of an elann order...I couldn't believe people actually ordered that much yarn at one time :)
I made (well...it's not finished) a mohair sweater with a lace band, and it had p2tog tbl. Ugh. I figured a way to do it differently though. On the right side, p2tog tbl looks like k1, s1, psso. So, I did it in reverse on the purl side. I think it was slip one, purl one...or...purl one, put it back on the left needle, slip one over, put it back on the right needle...uh...one of those things you've just got to do to figure it out, LOL.

Sandra said...

love those little white boxes!! Although, usually, mine are BIG white boxes...

Vamanta said...

Doesn't sound like a "little" white box but one of those fabulous BIG white boxes. Enjoy!