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Waffle Knit Stitch

Last night I completed a scarf. It’s in time to wear for the windy rainy weather we are having today.

I used the waffle stitch. It’s a pretty design but also not overly heavy.

Waffle Stitch Directions

Here’s how to stitch the waffle knit stitch…

  • Cast on a multiple of 3 stitches then add 1 stitch.
  • Row 1- k1, p2 repeat, last stitch is k1
  • Row 2- p1, k2 repeat, last stitch is p1
  • Row 3-knit all stitches
  • Row 4- knit all stitches

Here’s a drawing I made to keep my rows correct. I kept forgetting to use my number clicker for each row. When I set it down I had to think about which row I was on.

If the working yarn is toward your right hand and it shows little balls of design then it’s row 2 or row 4.

If it looks like waffle side, you can be on row 1 or row 3.

Blocking your Knit Project

After my scarf was completed I used a blocking method to get the rolls on the side to lay flat. Just place your scarf or whatever you knitted on the table, and place books on top of it, you will need a few books on it. Keep it there over night and the rolls should be flat.

I might make myself ear warmers with this yarn. It will be a simple knit to take with me to the office and work on it when I have breaks in the day or when my clients don’t show for their appointment.

Happy Day

Caroline

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Just a little updating

It’s like where in the world have I been? Like waldo? I’m somewhere between the mess in my life and the mess in my house!

I quickly decided to update my kitchen and bathroom. It’s been two areas of my home that needed some TLC. Since I have been thinking about selling my home, this would help me more than ever to sell quickly. I found someone who likes to do updates in homes and does not charge an extraordinary amount. It may be fully complete by Saturday.

I’m still unsure if I want to move. So that might be something that pops up quickly as well in the future.

Before pictures of the kitchen (forgot to get the before for the bathroom) just wait to see my cabinet colors!

Here’s some photos of what’s been happening.

The bathroom has been on hold but it may be done by Friday. Some technical things happened but nothing that cost money to fix.

Here’s the floor for the bathroom.

As for the art. Well my art table is being used for painting the cabinet doors. I’ll be treating myself to a new craft table in the future. My little 4pawsartstudio is not in a condition to use at this time. That’s ok. I’ve been busy at work. Always busy right before Thanksgiving.

I have started a new headband knit pattern. Waffle stitch great for beginners.

Cross stitching is on hold, it’s too messy and dusty to work on it.

I’ll be back to cross stitching once the house is clean and reorganized.

Maybe the next post will be about the completed updates.

Happy Day

Caroline

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