Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Needing Your Help...
The very first knitting project I did this year was to re-do the bind-off of this ruffled shawl. This is the first shawl I ever made and it has remained a favorite... but the bind-off was too tight and caused the ruffle to curl. Now, I didn't really realize this until last year as I learned new techniques on the shawls I made. I had known I didn't like the way the ruffle curled, but didn't know what to do about it.
So for that first project of 2012, I worked to un-do the bind-off and put all the stitches back on the needle. That's a LOT of backtracking folks. But, it was well worth the effort... it relaxed the ruffle into a nice easy flounce on my brightly colored, happy shawl. I love the result.
Yep, spring is coming. Now, the point of this post is this: I really, really want to be a good mother-in-law. Starting over and re-doing things with people is much more difficult and seems to rarely work. So, I'd like to gather information (like learning the techniques that helped that ruffle work) on what makes a good MIL. I'm sure there are as many answers to that as there are people and so much of the answer depends on the parties involved... some folks are like oil and water... some are like pieces of the same fabric. But, I know in our world, we share so much good. I am so inspired and encouraged and challenged... I'm asking your input to try to start this project out well.
I'm thanking you in advance for any words of wisdom... to the do or do not do file. ;)
blessings to all ~ tanna