I have managed to accomplish the most important task on my list for today: Refill the cats’ treat container.
I trust all of you with cats, dogs, ferrets, horses, birds, etc are likewise properly fulfilling your masters’ wishes today?
Did someone say “treats”?
Yes, yes, I believe so….and speaking of treats…I have one for you kind folks. (I’m hoping that this will explain and make up for how late this post is…) Some of you may know this already, but just in case you don’t: Last month, I was poking around the web and I found out that Interweave has been re-publishing more of my old Knitting Daily posts! Not all, by any measure, and not in any sort of logical order, but they are there. Even better: Sprinkled in amongst the posts about lace and shawls and socks (oh my!) are some of The Bust Dart Posts! That link takes you to an index page on my blog here that lists the Bust Dart posts I could find there, with links, of course, as well as a few comments about what is—and what isn’t—in each section.
Be aware: Some of the Bust Dart series is missing (perhaps 2-3 posts?); this means there are odd gaps in the tutorial series. Also: The worksheets there are not functional as they are presented on the post pages; they are images of worksheets, rather than links to actual Excel spreadsheets. I have listed instructions for a workaround allowing you to download the Excel sheets themselves on the post index page.
So… something is better than nothing, right? It’s a start. And because the worksheets and various other bits don’t work the way they are supposed to work, this gives me some specifics to fix up for you in the next few months.
Take a look at the Bust Dart Posts listed on the index page and let me know if those posts alone are useful to you, or if you need more of the information that used to be there. I am going to guess you will want more information, because as I read over those old posts, I certainly wanted to fill in some of the gaps myself.
The Bust Dart posts are not the only old Kniting Daily bits of mine re-appearing in recent weeks/months. If you want to see the whole list of (my) KD posts currently posted on Interweave‘s site, go to their site and enter “wiseheart” in the search field at the top of the page (no quotes; all lowercase is fine). You will get 92 results, including not only posts, but also some of my patterns, my symbolcraft article, and some mentions in other author’s columns here and there. My tutorials, including the blocking and the sleeve cap tutorial, are partially there, but some are missing entire sections, so I’m looking at redoing those. But first: Let’s focus on the Bust Dart series and get that into a format that you folks will actually be able to use.
UPDATE: I have found another archive of my posts elseweb, so stay tuned for more of THAT particular excitement…
Finished Weird Object & Another Treat
I told you about my random weird cable sock that was ABG (AllButGrafting), so I am happy to announce a finished weird cable sock.
I finally did finish the toe and cuff, really I did. I just can’t find the darn thing to show it off.
However…I have another treat for you: I found and re-written the instructions for Grafting On the Needles. You can find it by following that link, or by going to Tutorials in the top menu, pull down that menu, and there it is. (Update: Whoops! Tutorials menu is botched. I shall fix…)
However, in my search for the weird cabled sock, I came across these two lovelies.
The lower right sock is some random sock yarn from my stash; top left is a really nice yarn whose label is gone but I have another skein upstairs to clear up the mystery.
Lower right is a stitch pattern I pulled out of my head (scary place in there!); I got stuck when I realized I had about half again as many stitches as usual…I ripped back to the heel flap, picked up the stitches all over agin, and went from there. so, there’s half a sock. (woo!)
Top left was the opposite: An over-enthusiastic decreasing from the gusset led to very snug and very loose sections in the arch of the foot, both. Rip rip rip weird sole and gusset decreases. I need to re-chart the lace design for the new number of stitches, mostly so I can do a second sock. I do like this stitch pattern for socks.
And the Sock Excitement continues…
Tim has the last meow
Well, almost the last meow. Thank you for sticking with me as I work through All The Things lately. Thank you for all the lovely comments! It always does me good to see familiar names, and I just want you to know that I wish with all my heart that I could write more and more often for you.