Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Clever designers

OK so there's a long way to go with Lizard Ridge yet, but really, isn't it great? I tell everyone that this is clever knitting, and it so is. How on earth could anyone come up with the idea of so many short rows and produce something that looks like an egg box before blocking? Ah these designers are so very clever. Would that I had half their talent.
Have cast on for the second glove. Another example of very clever knitting. I don't mean that I'm clever to knit these you understand, Lizard Ridge is simplicity itself and the glove pattern is so perfectly explained, I feel a near beginner could manage it. Just how do these designers do it? I'm trying to come up with a design myself at the moment. Have hit my head so hard on the brick wall, there's now a big dent. Don't even have a clue what to do. Inspiration, come to me please!
Totally away from this subject, do any of you know how long peas take to germinate? We planted some in the school garden a couple of weeks ago, and nothing is showing yet. The cornflowers, lettuces, carrots, onions and beetroot are all poking their tiny green heads out, but no peas. Were they duff seeds? Shall I just give it up as a bad deal and go to Sainsburys instead and get Mr Bird's Eye to help us out? Or should I just cheat a little bit and buy some pea plants from the garden centre?

4 comments:

Working Mom Knits said...

You might want to take a look at this site (I googled "peas" and "germination")
http://www.bestgardening.com/bgc/howto/vegepeas01.htm
It looks as though peas may be a bit fussy to grow :(

The cake looks great! As does Liz Ridge.

picperfic said...

I know sweet peas can be a bit tricky so I imagine garden peas could be the same. I think soaking them overnight helps and I vaguely remember reading about nicking them a tiny bit with a sharp garden knife to help them push out a root....sounds like you do lovely things at school. The cake looked beautiful, the writing around the edge was such a clever idea. Where's that pretty knitting pattern from? it looks fun and what a special yarn you are using too!

kerrie said...

your email doesn't love me any more :( I've sent you 4 today and they all bounced back to me saying could not be delivered. Love the lizard ridge BTW...

kerrie said...

nope, still cant email you. tried to reply and got the same error.