Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Profile of a second hedgehog not found in nature

The Fiber Trends Huggable Hedgehog pattern doesn't take much time, but it does take some effort and concentration. Most of the back is done as a succession of increasing/decreasing short rows with wraps and turns. Keeping your place, for me, is largely a matter of counting out loud (twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three), which was done last night to a counterpoint of PBS pledging (four nine two, one one one one).

You use a circular needle to work back and forth on the back, not for rounds, but just to have the flexibility with the extreme curve of the piece (straight needles would stretch things too much along the length of the back from one hip to the next by way of the head). I just find for large size needles that I really feel the spring with shorter length circulars and vaguely have to fight it. I'm also not a big fan of eyelash yarn, rarely using it, but for this it helps make the cute effect.

We had a fairly productive meeting last night for the Boston Knit-Out even with Lucy away, recognizing that due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday attendance and volunteering will be down this year. Getting home 2 hours late every other Monday for 5 months of the year, with every Monday for the last month and a half before the event, to say nothing of time doing things between meetings (not much for me at this point, but other folks on the organizing Board are really putting in the hours over these months) and then having day-of volunteers saying they'd really love to participate but couldn't we change the date.

Come join earlier in the process, folks. We can use your participation earlier in the year, too.
Last Sundays in September are going to fall where they will over the years.

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