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Saturday, October 07, 2017

Chart Trick

I'm enjoying Espe. The patten is very intuitive. After a few pattern repeats you can see where the lines are going and you know right away if you have made a mistake. The other great thing is that the wrong side rows are purled. You can relax on that row.

It is worked from charts that are easy to follow. Here is a little trick.

I write the number of knit stitches between the yarn over and decrease so I don't have to keep counting squares. I have them all over the chart. I couldn't photograph the whole chart because that would be giving away the pattern.

After I have marked up one chart with numbers I make many copies (10 to be exact because you repeat this chart 11 times). Then I can cross off as I do every row. The pattern is intuitive but I still mark off the rows. That way I know where I am if I put it away for a day or two.

We had to say goodbye to Melo this morning. He's been having a hard time walking and there were a few other health problems. He wouldn't take cheese or cookies from me before I left for work and we knew that it was time. There have been some tears but it was for the best.

9 comments:

Candice said...

Losing a pet is so hard. Thank goodness we can send them across the Rainbow Bridge and nitwit for nature to run the course.

Sally said...

Oh Julie and Beth,
I am so very sorry about Melo. I know how you both loved him.

Diane Cooper said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Melo... I have said good bye to 2 fur babies, and it is indeed a pain that you can't get used to... I am sure he is playing and and lounging on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge, until you meet again...

Diane

Julie said...

Thank you for your comments. He's in a better place.

Julie Ann said...

So sad to hear about Melo. I know he will be at the Rainbow Bridge but you, Beth and Rocko will miss him.

arlene said...

A very difficult decision to make even when you know it is for the best. He has gone to a better place where he can run free and healthy!

Kristen Rettig said...

Thank you for the good tip with writing numbers on the chart! I'm sorry about your loss. He looks like he was a real sweetie.

Trina said...

Hi Julie,
Very sad to hear about Melo....always in your heart though.
Take care,
Trina

MsWard said...

So sorry to hear about Melo. Hugs to Roko.