just jackie…

doing what Jackie does

I finished (gave up on) my knitted, uh, piece.? The bag didn’t come out right at all! 😥
I just don’t get it, yanno.? Well, I do, but..

After feeling somewhat confident in my new found knit skills, I was eager to show off to my Crochet/Knit group.? Well, come to find out, I knit backwards!
Not in the English vs. Continental way, but BACKWARDS!? I insert the needle into the BACK loop to knit and purl!? My finished product looks correct, since I am apparently twisting and untwisting each row, tho.

Anyway, the bag just isn’t great.? It’s not even good.? It’s too stretchy to hold anything with any amount of support.? So – I’m going to crochet my daughter a bag to replace the knitted one.

The other one I had crocheted (I was hoping to knit one and crochet one at the same time, just to challenge myself: I finished the crochet bag before I could even get 1/2 way through the knitted one).

In crocheting news:? I’ve finished one top for my youngest DD – it’s so cute, and she loves it!? I’m 96% complete with a 2nd top, and next I’ll be starting one of my oldest DD.? I’ll post pics tomorrow, when I can see straight!

I’m itching to make an afghan!? I dunno why – I know that I’m spending Spring stash busting, and an afghan is the PERFECT stash buster, right?

Who knows, maybe I’ll end up making some gifts while I’m at it!

Anyone else wanna have a Stash-bustin’ Spring with me?!!

3 thoughts on “And so it goes…

  1. I just re-started an old afghan project, for which I bought crazy amounts of yarn–does that count as stashbusting? And what if I run out of yarn and have to buy more?

    Hmm – interesting dilemma!? Yes, the afghan counts as stashbusting.? I’m just pondering on the ‘what if I run out of yarn and have to buy more’ part.? The stash ENHANCER in me says, by all means, BUY MORE!? But the stash BUSTER in me says, “Either make the ghan smaller than originally planned (depending on how far you’ve already worked it), *or* work it as far as your yarn will take you and see how it looks (you should probably share pics, too – since that would be totally awesome for me to see!), and if, after showing me, err, others the photos of your progress, you REALLY feel an urge to buy more to finish it, I guess it’s ok.

    Whew – did that read like a politician answer or what?!

    Good luck w/ your stash busting!

  2. Hi there! I can’t knit either–I”m too right handed (does that make sense?). I’m glad your daughter is better–I’m so usless when my kids are sick too.

    I just wanted to share that I made your Girly Girl halter–see http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/audrey_b_morris/detail?.dir=/3b41&.dnm=d7bbscd.jpg. It’s about a size 4 (I only have boys, so I don’t have anyone to try it on). I also made an American Girl-sized matching doll halter (using an H hook and starting with a chain 9). These are going to my Kindergartner’s school silent auction. It’s a charter school, and they teach crochet! (And knitting, woodworking, Spanish, Japanese, drawing, embroidery….)

    Thanks for a GREAT pattern, everyone I’ve shown it to loves it.

    Audrey in Los Angeles


    Wow!? They’re soooooo cute!!? You did a terrific job – this totally made my day!
    I think I am inspired to make one for one of my DDs’ Cabbage Patch Kids!
    As far as knitting – I’m fairly certain I was a born Crocheter (and that’s a-ok with me!)

  3. I thought I was the only one with these knitting issues. No matter how hard I concentrate it just won’t happen. I’m so proud of you for hanging in there. Post of pic of that bag so we can all enjoy your “success.”


    Success?? Pah!? Well, I wouldn’t go that far, but the bag pic has been uploaded for your entertainment pleasure!

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