Tuesday, May 11, 2010

So far so good....

Wow. 2 posts from me in 2 days......


I'm still plugging along on my Rusted Root. So far, I think I'm liking it.....
Recently, the only knitting/crafting time I've had is the 10 minutes every morning while we wait at the end of the drive for the bus. And I had gotten just far enough on it this morning that when I got to work, I thought I'd better try it on before I go too much further.


I added a couple more increase rounds before separating for the sleeves - I was worried it would be too tight. But if anything, it is now a little loose. Which I am fine with, as that just means I won't be uncomfortable in it:)

I've had some screwups with the lace pattern - the most recent one being I managed to drop 2 stitches 6 rows back or so. But I got them weaved in and am back on track - hopefully it won't be too noticeable when it's done. I'm going to go a couple more rounds and if it looks too bad, i'll rip back. If not, I'll keep going.

Have a great day - hope it's sunny wherever you are!
Kris

PS - Michelle - we are currently feeding Jessie's pigs Honor Show Chow - but it's rather expensive ($17 for a 50 lb. bag). If they weren't going to the State Fair and our County Fair, they would be getting a grind and mix feed from our local feed mill at $6 a bag. I'm just thankful that we can get by for now with the $17 a bag feed - last year the stuff we had to feed her 2 pigs was $40 a bag - and 1 bag lasted 6 days!!

8 comments:

Michelle J said...

The sweater is looking great! Love the lace!

Oh my goodness - ouch on the piggy food! I've never raised pigs, but the hubby is itching to once we get a bigger place. Hooboy...

Speaking of that, my husband said that he had a pig growing up, and that they mixed a bunch of powdered milk into it's slops and that it got super-chunky in no time. Do you guys feed them scraps and slops as well, or is that just not high-cal enough to get them where they need to be?

Thank you for letting me ask ten thousand questions, by the way! ;)

Susan said...

The sweater is looking great. I really like that blue.

You get a lot done because you take advantage of every minute. Smart girl.

Miriam said...

Inspirational as usual! I love the lace in that sweater.

audreypawdrey said...

The sweater is going to be beautiful! I can't believe that pig food is so expensive. My goodness!

Nancy M. said...

The sweater is going to be very pretty!

em's scrapbag said...

The sweater looks great!
That's some pretty expensive piggy food. I hope you get some good bacon when it's all said and done. Not to mentions a big blue ribbon or two.

Lib said...

Looking Good!:o)
Blessins',Lib

Aunt Spicy said...

Its looking good! Way to go!