here is the finished swatch in its entirety
and this is to show just how tiny the gauge is for this project!!! that's your standard size tomato pin cushion there
and here, in all its glory, is the back of the piece. note at the bottom are the bobbins i originally started out with but gave up quickly!!
oh, and a quick note about the yarn over cable socks- i started over with the different crochet cast on i described in the last post, which worked with great success!!!! i counted the stitches relentlessly, and am proud to say that i still have the correct number!!! i have finished the toe and started on the foot of the sock, where the stitch pattern begins and have only messed up very slightly once, but there is a good reason!! i was watching nanny 911 and was so repulsed by a mother who let her two daughters eat and drink their pot belly pig and cat's food and water, that i got distracted on one row. can you blame me for not paying attention to my knitting?!?!