The greatest thing about learning to knit is all the new tricks I keep acquiring. I learned how to wind the skein into a centre pull ball. Very nifty. I know this is old news to you seasoned knitters, but these little things make a difference. How did anyone learn to do anything new before the power of google?
You see, I wasn't supposed to do anything quite yet with the new wool I acquired at the weekend, but it was so green, so tempting. One little swatch wouldn't hurt. And then I had to see if the centre pull ball really worked in action. And then if I had understood the decreases in the pattern correctly. Well, you know how it goes. Now the back is done so i want to just finish up the front to make sure they come out the same size.
And it would be handy to have a little vest this time of year. So snuggly. But I've hit a brick wall with my friend and knitting muse google. You see, I haven't bound off the shoulder stitches, because I had the good (?) idea of grafting them together instead. I learned how to do Kitchener stitch on the socks. The only thing is, the shoulder is in ribbing (K2,p6). Can I kitchener it? I looked up rib grafting, but I learned far more than I wanted about bone surgery and nothing useful about knitting. Help!