I took my eye off of the ball this month, and SHEESH it's the 9th and my neighbor's baby is due in a month --- half of which will be spent on Olympic knitting! So I quick cast on for the baby blanket I've planned to knit her. Ann Norling, number 35, the Jaywalker like one (hey, if I can't knit socks...) out of my favorite baby yarn, Dolly Maxi. This patter has a great rhythm and is easy peasy to memorize. And it's knit on 10s. Fast!
Here's the problem. My K2tog 's are fine. They march up the chevron evenly and at a nice angle. My ssk 's however are another story. See the bars? (click the picture big) And don't get me started on my K1psso 's, which the pattern actually calls for! I think the former are more exactly like the K2tog stitch, just leaning the other way, but for the life of me I can't get rid of those bars! See 'em? I'm pulling my hair out. I guess I'll never be a Master Knitter... Will these bars block out? Do your Jaywalkers have these bars? Is it me, in otherwords? Your input would be greatly appreciated. Don't hold back. I'm not sensitive. Thanks. (Edited again to add: Well you can't see the bars very well in that big crappy picture, but here in this little crappy picture, they are evident.)
Making some. The K1P1 ribbing took all day (helping DS with his mountain of make-up work, poor guy) but the 4 cable/lace repeats are just one episode of Law and Order. That's how I measure knitting time. Did I tell you how much I love the color of this yarn? Oh, yes, I think I did.