Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy Birthday To Grant

He is 9 years old today...

We spent yesterday at the waterslides which was probably a good thing, it was hotter than you know what. Getting this birthday cake was a whole other adventure that I won't go into right now, but let's just say that Safeway can't do military and Grant wanted a cake with an Army tank on it. So I settled for plain white cake with whipped cream and strawberries... yummy. Yes I had two pieces but who's counting... right. The lady at the store wanted to choke the cake decorator and made sure that I understood he didn't speak and/or understand English. I found some military stuff and decorated the cake myself. He was pleased with the cake so that's all that counts.

I came home and finished my detour to Finland and blocked my Onerva. I love the way it turned out and I am in the process of making a full size one out of Pagewood Farm sock yarn in a beautiful turquoise color.

ETA: Instruction for the Onerva

These are the notes provided by the girl who made the chart (see below) and are the instructions that I followed. I used a size US4 needle:

CO 3(RS): K1, YO, K1, YO, K1(WS): K2, P1, K2(RS): K1, YO, K3, YO, K1(WS): K2, P3, K2Begin chart row 1I moved the repeat up one row (i.e. new diamond starts in the center on row 31, instead of row 29 etc.), so that the pattern lines up better - means you’re knitting the same pattern all across and is easier to remember.One complete pattern rep is therefore 30 rows on mine. Made a nice little color-coded chart (, to help me remember.

The only thing that is not noted on the chart is to keep the outer two stitches in garter:

Right Side: Knit 2 Yo, ...follow chart to end..., Yo Knit 2
Wrong Side: Knit 2, .... purl to the last two stitches... Knit 2


Chrisknits said...

Any pointers on the knitting of the lovely shawl? I have downloaded the pattern and have been trying to determine the weight and yardage used. Trying to find an online translator to change Finish(?) into English is evidently impossible. What did you use and how much yardage?

Bonnie said...

Thanks Chris, I have edited the post to include the instructions that I followed. This was really only a big swatch, I was using a small amount of left over yarn just to see if I liked the pattern. It couldn't have more than 150 yards and I got 4.5 pattern repeats. I have cast on for another one and I think I will make it 6 repeats. Since you are knitting from the point up, you can pretty much stop wherever you like or wherever you run out of yarn. The 150 yards made a very nice neck scarf that is 17" down the center to the point and approx 30 " wide.

Chrisknits said...

Thanks for the notes and yardage info. Yours is just lovely.