Rainy Day Reading …….

Today is Thursday, May 15th and another cloudy day with possible rain showing its ugly head… however, the upside to all this is the reading I can do. I have started Maggie Righetti’s book

Sweater Design in Plain English

I am on page 95 and still have not read anything that I did not already know. Perhaps due to my dressmaking days and sewing this knowlege has already been learnt. Now in all fairness to Ms. Rigetti the majority of information I learned was self taught and I have been knitting since I was 20 yrs of age. So, I am not a newbie at this. I will write more on this as I read on and get more into the meat of the book. I am hoping to learn something new and exciting that I don’t already know about design work. Her style of teaching is excellent though. For someone who wants to learn more about knitting will enjoy reading her informative book.

I have been working on my summer sweater and it looks so airy and comfy. I hope it hangs nice on me. I won’t know that until I finish it and try it on. It is with the spumoni colour of “Twist” yarn. I will make sure I take pictures and model this for everyone.

This design is one of my choosing and I am playing with the YO – K2tog on the front. The rest of the sweater is done in a garter stitch.

I am dieting and have lost 20 lbs. already. I am feeling really well and take a vitamin every day to make up for the major decrease in nutrients. The knitting helps me so much because I am not thinking of snacking. I am more involved with my designs then while I enjoy keeping busy.

I have a job interview next week for nursing at the local VA Medical Center. I hope to make a difference taking care of our veterans back from the war. I have not decided if I am going on for more certifications for hospice nursing. The VA Medical Center has super benefits and is very close to where I live.


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One Response to “Rainy Day Reading …….”

  1. Andres P. Nevarez Says:

    I too agree with you about the sewing and sweater design. I think the difference is in making the sleeves and the collars and all that stuff in a different way. I have been watching the Elizabeth Zimmerman Knitting workshop and found her explanations very to the point.

    All in all you need to be creative and play with the yarn, don’t expect perfection and be able to redo the work. Dieting for me is a way of life, so is a lifestyle of eating healthy instead of dieting. To me dieting is so temporary, lifestule changes that’s the ticket! Congrats!

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