I finished the towel I knit with the slip-stitch mitered square edgings. (I explained the pattern I devised here, and I used the "& cream" yarns.) I'm enamoured of the center of this towel, with its alternating stockinette and garter stripes, much like joined swatches. It puckers up in little sections just perfect for drying hands. Knitting the middle went very quickly, then I grabbed my reversed version of the chart for the edging.
I was able to flip the chart so that the second edging was reversed, producing symmetry. I find if quite reassuring when something I think will work out in knitting does work out exactly as I expected. It is nice to have predictability in at least one area of my life.
Not that I often come across the unexpected, but sometimes, just sometimes, I see something that makes me drop my knitting mid-stitch, turn off the ipod, grab my camera and say--
"Are there dogs on that roof? Quick, turn around and go back!"
Yep, dogs on the roof. Happy, smiling people, cats in the yard and dogs on the roof.
For the curious, I took these pictures in north Texas, sometime after leaving the yarn shop. What a day that was.