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Goals for the 26th year
  • Quit Smoking.

  • Write to Someone I Admire (Can be anyone from friend to celebrity).

  • Send 27 Post Cards (I miss connecting with people outside of the internet).

  • Leave the State for vacation.

  • Pay off my credit cards.

  • Give handmade gifts for special occasions. (Due to my schedule, I will give as many as I can)

  • Publish writing.

  • Sky dive or bungee jump.

  • Start a work out routine.

  • Debate with someone and try to see their side.

  • Walk for a cause.

  • Take a dance class.

  • Read a book a month (at least).

  • Give a gift to a stranger.

  • Hang out with my brother more often.

  • Seek Grammar/Writing Education Opportunities.

  • Volunteer my time outside of school.

  • Stop to reflect on the good things. (May decide to blog it, may decide to write it down in a journal).

  • Maintain a sick time balance at work.

  • Save up for a cushion/emergency fund.

  • Slumber Party/Diva Evening. (I miss sleep-overs!)

  • Learn to walk in heels!

  • Bring lunch to work (at least 3x a week).

  • Take a financial workshop.

  • Learn to cook/cook more often.

  • Go Camping!

  • Stop spending all my money on coffee!

Baby Blanket
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
One of these is going to be the pattern I use for the baby blanket (see link).

My question: What do they mean by edge stitch? What edge stitch should I use that won't make the pattern look wonky or weird? The patterns I have been dealing with just go right into the pattern or I ignore that it says edge stitch. So what do you think?

I am admitting to my newbie knitter-ism but I figure, the only way to learn is to ask. -=giggle=-

Don't look down on me too much if this proves to be a retarded question.

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posted by Valerie @ 8:23 AM  
  • At October 24, 2007 at 9:31 AM, Blogger Melissa said…

    Judging from the chart, and just general knitting experience, I'd say they mean a slip stitch edging. In other words, you slip the first and last stitches on purl rows, but knit them on knit rows.

    Other variations of this include: slip the first stitch of every row, or slip the the first and last stitches on knit rows, but purl them on purl rows. All three effectively look the same. Just make sure you are slipping either purlwise of knitwise consistently. Purlwise is generally accepted as most usual, but knitwise can give an attractive twisty braided look, in my opinion.

  • At October 24, 2007 at 12:14 PM, Blogger marycatharine said…

    I agree with Melissa but just thought I should add that you might want to try it out - swatch! You might not want to swatch for a baby blanket but then you could check out the edging and see if it works for you. Both of those patterns look so pretty.

  • At October 24, 2007 at 4:14 PM, Blogger D.Moontear said…

    ^ what they said.

  • At October 24, 2007 at 9:45 PM, Blogger Kaparoo said…

    sometimes it also applies to extra stitches around the pattern, almost like a frame around a picture. It can help finish the edges and keep them from rolling if the pattern were one that tends to so, like on some of the dishcloth patterns that have a garter stitch edge.
    Hope that helps!

  • At October 25, 2007 at 1:44 AM, Blogger Jane's Designs said…

    I love the seed stitch edging and that pinwheel pattern is very sweet. Take care.

  • At October 25, 2007 at 12:48 PM, Blogger Jen C said…

    I would say either a garter stitch or moss stitch, say 4-5 stitches on each side and 4-5 rows top and bottom, as kaparoo said to frame it and keep it stable, no rolling.

  • At October 25, 2007 at 12:50 PM, Blogger Gammy aka Peggy said…

    Hey girl, stay away from my blog. I have pictures of your finished bag posted. :)

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