Friday, January 09, 2009

Thought for the day

"Vice is a monster of so frightful mein
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace."
- Alexander Pope


Anonymous said...

Hey Bev!
I didn't quite know where to ask this question so excuse for the odd placing.
I am currently knitting that teddy bear and it is quite lovely, but I am somewhat a beginner to knitting.
I don't quite understand what to do for the arms. How do I cast on 8 stitches onto both sides of my knitting? Does it mean to simply cast on 8 stitches to the beginning of my knitting, knit to the end, then cast on 8 more stitches onto the 'new' beginning?

Thanks for your help!

bevq said...

You are fine posting here hon, although I am more likely to answer questions sent directly to my email from my main page of my website. Just click where it says my name and that brings up a page where you can write to me.

Ok- onto your question,

You will cast on 8 stitches just as you did when you started casting on to start knitting. I cast on by knitting into the stitch I already have, but any cast on method should work.

So as you knit across now, you have a T BUT it only has one 'arm'. After you knit across that row, then when you start to come back, cast one 8 more stitches for the other arm.

I hope that makes sense.

Have a great day!

SimplyMe said...

Wow. Very true quote. YOUCH!