Sunday, June 11, 2006

Path Phase 1 complete



The first part of the great garden path project is done. The next section for digging has been roughly marked out. We're running out of places to put the extra dirt! If you live near Madison and want to come with a truck for some nice organic dirt, please let me know.

I've been trying to make progress on the purple cardigan pattern today. There've been some big distractions, like the mother-of-all temper tamtrums thrown by the Little Emperor this evening. There's still a lot of persnickety work to be done. I'm hoping for some quality work time tomorrow evening. The lace pattern seems so simple that it ought not to require a chart, BUT I also don't want to write out line by line instructions of how to work the increases into the pattern. It's only a four row repeat, but offering it in seven sizes makes for a little more thinking. Top-down raglans may be easier to knit, but they are somewhat harder to write patterns for.

7 comments:

spaazlicious said...

Oh wow, that looks great! Lots of hard careful work and it looks very cool--very inviting path.

Marie said...

The path looks terrific!I can't wait to see the next phase.

Leslie said...

I love your garden path, and the nice lighting around it. Very classic and beautiful!

Jerry & Maxy said...

What a professionally laid out path that is...I love the pattern in the bricks.

Good luck finding some quiet time to finish the pattern!

ericah64 said...

Love the path! You're inspiring me for when we do our front walk.

As for the pattern, we "can't read a map or a chart to save my ever-lovin' life" folks appreciate the written directions.

miss88keys said...

Your pathway is gorgeous! I can appreciate all the work that went into it since we're currently remodeling our home. Can't wait to see Phase 2!

Janey said...

Don't call it "nice organic dirt" and give it away.
Call it "clean fill" (or a more upscale, politically correct description) - and sell it!