Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I am counting the days until Eastern Market looks like this again. There is nothing I love more than getting up early in the morning and going to the farmers market to see what wonderful things are filling the baskets and bins. Not to mention, there is a bakery that has the best cheese danishes, a middle eastern market that has unbelievable pickled garlic and, the real reason, spending time with family. I love going with my granddaughters, watching them pick the fruits and veggies. This year I am determined to make the trip to Eastern Market every Saturday morning a tradition.

Be honest, how does the Loopy Stitch square look? I started the loops on February 23 and I just finished them today, March 2nd. I can't tell you how many times I ripped the crocheting out and started over. This loopy stitch does not come natural to me. On top of it, I am not sure how Susan completed each row. The directions said to slip stitch the loopy row to the next purl row. That went right over my head. HELP SUSAN!!!!!!! I ended up sewing the row in place. And to think, I STILL HAVE TO MAKE ANOTHER LOOPY STITCH SQUARE. If you have any suggestions on how to do the next square, please leave a comment or feel free to email me at blyerke1@yahoo.com I think I need to take a break from that stitch. I am going to make the base for the next Loopy Stitch Square and then do the loops later. Not to mention, I have to get to my yarn shop, "have you any wool?", and purchase my next skeins of yarn. I want the perfect turquoise for the next loops. I think I will start the New Sock Monkey on page 70 of "itty bitty toys", just to give some variety to my knitting.


Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

I wish so badly I could help you but I have not done this pattern yet. Perhaps tomorrow I will check it out and see if I can think of any great ideas for you.

I love the farmer's market and really miss it too. Can't wait for the coming warmer weather!

Tracey said...

I love your blog. I look forward to your new posts, and am amazed at how much you get done in one day! I work full time and have two little kids (4 1/2 and 22 months) with another one due by the end of the month.
I had to post a comment today because I'm working on a blanket for the new baby. The middle section of the blanket is seed stitch. Easy peasy. what i didn't realize is the decorative edge is knitted in 4 separate parts and then sewn together. All of those YO's and gauge corrections. Well lets just say that not only did I start each (yes, each) of them about 7-8 times before I got them right, last evening I almost put lighter fluid on the last one at put it out in the back to light her up! Either it's too long, too short, or just didn't come out right. Luckily I have a wonderful friend that talked me out of running it over with my truck and said "why don't you just crochet an edge? You've been crocheting for like, what, 30 years and only knitting for 5?" I had an aha moment and that's just what I'm going to do.
I would send Susan and email on her post and ask her to get in touch with you. She's amazing. And if she can't help you, i would absolutely not leave the next square for last. I would leave it out entirely:) Good luck. I'll be waiting to see your new post.

Sasa said...

How about you get the base done and bring it with you on Friday to scrapbooking? Let me play with it and see if I can figure out how the "slip stitch to the next purl row" works. I think I figured it out the other night . . .


mamamouseiam said...

I can't offer any advice because I haven't attempted this pattern yet, but I do want to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. It's encouraging and motivating to read the knitting adventures of someone who admits she doesn't always "get it." I am not alone! Thank you!

Susan said...

Hi, I just looked at your square and it is beautiful. If you look at the square in the book there are only six rows of the loops and it looks like there are 11 rows of the loops on your square. That is why it is so much thicker and heavier. I used the slip stitch to attach two of the purl rows together. One loop row for every 2 purl rows. Your loops look fantastic and perfect, better than mine.

If you don't like the loopy square just do a plain striped square or a different square that you did like:) It doesn't matter if it looks just like mine. In the end don't make yourself miserable over one silly square:)

Good luck! You are awesome and wonderful and fun!!!!!
susan b anderson

The Chase Family said...

I agree with Susan! Your loopy square is divine! :) So bright and cheerful. :)