Happy Hallowe’en from the other Rainey Sister!Â The doorbell just rang — our 4th set of trick or treaters.Â Seriously!Â It is 9 pm and hardly anyone came to our house!Â Anyway, it was eldest daughter and her friends who greatly profitted from the fact that we had had so few children stop by.Â I unloaded a lot of candy on them.Â DH did the candy shopping this year and did “okay” — but he bought those peanut butter thingies in the orange wax paper wrappers — OMG!Â I gave away a lot of those!Â Ish…
Unlike Surly, I have not knitted half a Ballerina in the past week, but I have been plugging away on Lyra.Â I’m on about the 117th round.Â The rounds are incredibly long at this point.Â I’ve made a couple of small mistakes, but corrected them and moved on.Â If I ever see my camera again I’ll post a blob picture.
Lyra is what I work on at home and Plisse goes to work with me each day.Â That is not good news for Plisse!Â I have been too busy at work to take breaks soÂ her progress is greatly stilted.Â
The pattern stitch is somewhat annoying.Â The right side is plain knitting, but the wrong side moves from rib to garter.Â If you are not paying attention (and it is hard to see from the WS), it’s easy to make a mistake.Â The yarn is a gorgeous color with bits of bright teal green and yellow mixed in.Â The picture color is very true.Â
I broke down and ate one (well, two; OKAY, three) of those peanut butter thingies.Â I think they changed the formula in the last 40 years — they’re not too bad !
Thanks to all for the kind words about Roslin and also for pointing out a couple of mistakes.Â I added a Roslin Errata page (in the upper righthand corner, above the pattern link) which will have a running list of all the corrections that are made along the way.Â The pattern link will have the current, most up-to-date and “error-free” version 😉 — hey, we never claimed to be perfect!
PS — how cute is that jack o’lantern of Batman???
PSS — in response to Anne:Â I hope that the yarn you are considering has both weights: dk and fingering, or else the transition will not work.Â Thanks!