Tuesday, June 7, 2011

In The Corner

Lucky for me, our Contiguous teacher is online only.  Otherwise, she'd have me standing in the corner.  My homework is still not done. 

Sunday afternoon I spent some time trying to catch up  - I was about three days behind  - only to discover that Susie M didn't wait for me.    She carried on and is now at the underarm section.  Me, I've just finished my sleeve cap.



I might still be behind, but I do love my little sleeve cap.  Look here.  You see the shoulder 'seam' and sleeve cap forming this 'Y'.

Here is the sleeve cap being worn by  my chair arm.  
 
 Brilliant.  A top-down garment with the look of set-in sleeves rather than raglan. Done in the round, all in one piece.  Just when you thought everything there was to know about knitting had already been discovered.  Elizabeth Zimmermann would  have loved Susie M. 

As an aside, one of the reasons my homework is not finished, is this.

 Rhubarb Pineapple jam.  I have been thinking about this jam for awhile now.  I remember my Grand Mother made something similar.  Her version had Strawberry Jello as the gelling agent.  Online I found a Canadian Living recipe without the jello.   It looks glorious.  Red - a new rhubarb invention since Grandma made her jam -  with the golden pineapple.  Very Pretty.

Canning and knitting.  Enough to make this girl very happy.

4 comments:

Vera said...

Looks like a good recipe. We have tons of Rhubarb, so I'll probably make it. Thanks for the link. Your top-down sweater is interesting but I am a dunce when it comes to making something fit. Too bad.

Lynne said...

Just think about how good it will taste in the winter months (if it lasts that long).

NMjewel said...

Love those surprises!

Deb said...

I also tried the contigious top down system and it works a treat.
Isn't rhubarb a marvelous colour?