I have had a real hard time getting back to my mom's vest....now a really belated Christmas present. I finally returned to it today.....mainly because I am home sick from work. I have no voice to speak of, no pun intended and felt really sick when I woke up this morning. Feeling a little better now, but I am still speaking in a whisper.
So if I am not at work, I decided it would be a good chance to figure out the buttonhole band. The pattern calls for only two buttons, but I know Mom would like to have buttons from top to bottom so I had to do the math to evenly space the buttonholes.
Once again, I found the directions confusing. It had you using the RS pattern on the WS in order to cast-off some stitches and then reverted to the WS pattern on the RS when you had to cast-on the stitches. I didn't like how messy the first two buttonholes looked so I ripped out 30 rows of 7 stitches. I did some research into buttonhole bands and started over. I am much happier with the way the buttonhole band is progressing now. I am 60 rows into a total of 110 so I hope to finish this today.
I still have to finish the armholes and collar, but that should just require following the pattern....I hope.
I have missed Yarn Along with Ginny for the past few weeks so I thought I would use this post to update my book reading also.
I got these books as Christmas gifts. I love getting books as gifts as they can be gifts for a lifetime to be read and re-read over the years.
The top two books are Elm Creek Quilt novels. My daughter gave me these and the Kate Morton book. She didn't even know that I have been wanting to read the Elm Creek Quilt series. My mom bought me the Ina Garten cookbook.
I just finished reading The Quilter's Apprentice this morning. I really like the way Jennifer Chiaverini writes. I loved reading this book that combines family and friend relationships with quilting. This series reminds me a little of the Blossom Street series by Debbie Macomber that I really love. I am looking forward to reading many other Elm Creek Quilt novels.
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