Sunday, September 28, 2008

Just a hood to go

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Finished up the second sleeve and got the hood CO. The initial rows of the hood are folded over to create a channel for the drawstring. I decided to use a provisional CO, knit st st for three rows, then a purl row for a clean turn, and then three more rows of st st. I then knit the live sts from the CO with the row sts to create one less step in the finishing of the sweater. I'm alternating rows of variegated and black to create a look similar to the front and back of the sweater. Don't think I'll get it all done today, but it should be ready to put together tomorrow.

Can you feel the nice cool air that accompanies views like this? I's coming from my swamp cooler because even at 5:30 am, it's 71 degrees in the house and 74 degrees outside.
Can you even imagine? Check here for the back of the sweater....
Knit Fast, Die Young (Knitting Mystery, Book 2) Knit Fast, Die Young by Mary Kruger

rating: 3 of 5 stars
Not as good as the first book...the formula was too much the unpopular fiber based person was murdered with a knitting needle at the fairgrounds. Local LYS owner, Ariadne, is the first person to come in contact with the victim, minutes before she dies.

She teams up with the local detective, and the state police to solve the crime.

Characters weren't as well developed, too many suspects and the time line was way too short. In the end the authorities hand over the investigation to the LYS owner. How far from reality can we get?

This seems to be a common problem with themed cozy mysteries...if the first one is a success, following the same outline with different names plugged in doesn't make for a good sequel. If I'd read this one first, I'd never have bothered with the other book.

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  1. I read it and found it mildly entertaining -- mind candy, which is a nice thing sometimes!

  2. Great idea to do the casing the way you did. Nicer finish and easier.

    That tiger sweater is gorgeous. Tigers were my high school mascot so I am partial.


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