Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Lazy Saturday

This is my cat, Trouble. Her name really describes her behavior & attitude. Today, all she could do was lay around. My entire family had a lazy day. I knit while the kids watched videos & played guitar hero.

I worked on my 2 lace projects, Slow Bee Mystery Shawl and the Goddess Knits Anniversary Mystery Shawl. Here is a photo of my lace knitting set-up. Some people paint by numbers, I knit by colors. I have a set of highlighters that I always use to color code my stitches. For example, I learned to keep my left-leaning decreases & my right ones apart by using lime highlighter for left and red for right. Now, I never confuse which is which. I've written in pencil the number of plain knit stitches go in between other stitches. I keep the chart on my kids' music stand so I don't have to sit at a table. You can see my pattern tamer. It's a magnet that helps me keep my place. I put it above the line I'm working on so I can read my knitting & catch my mistakes as I go.

I'll show you how I keep track of my sock charts in my next post.



knittinwolf said...

Love the color of that shawl! I have a cat named Trouble too...he's all white and weighs over fact he's meowing at me right now to hold him!:) Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

I love the kitty so cute.I love the chart very crafty;)I just finished some baby booties and my daughter and I are taking off for the weekend.Hugs Darcy

Ms. Diva said...

I love the chart idea! I can never remember what I am supposed to be doing or where I am in the chart! I hope your summer is restful - only a few more weeks until (for me at least) everyone returns to school! Yea!!!