Archive - Jan 18, 2007

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latest finished objects

attached photos of the Irish Hiking Scarf - finished; as I said before it was suppossed to be a Christmas 2005 gift; the second item is a a jo sharp mohair 'Indulgence' and KidSilk Haze scarf - which was suppossed to be another 2005 Christmas present. The mohair one doesn't have to be shipped though - the recipent took it about 30 seconds after I took the photo.

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...and here's Teak

Here is Teak modeling his Daddy's scarf....

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It's scarf time

Hey guys..

It has been quite a while since I posted up on here...so I thought I would show you all what I have been working on.

These are two scarfs that I finished up late this fall for me and my boyfriend Brandon. We have had an unseasonably warm winter so far...but the cold finally hit today and I was able to venture out in my new alpaca scarf and loved every warm cuddly minute of it. One woman at the bank stoped me and commented on how nice my scarf was and wondered where I had gotten it...she didn't believe me at first that I had made it...but we chatted for a while and she just thought it was great.

My dogs love to cuddle up in my knitting so I thought they would wonderful models (my next project is going to be a sweater for Snow so she can have something knit all to herself)...so here they are...

The scarf I knitting up for me is being modeled by Snow...it is just k2p2 ribbing all the way up in Misty Baby Alpaca Chocolate Carmel and the stripes are done in the Toffee Cream color

Brandon's scarf is being modeled by Teak...and it is also k2p2 ribbing...but knit in alternating stripes of Rowan Natural Silk Aran (light blue and black)

Well that is it from out here in Virginia...Hope all is well out there in knitting land...take care boys!

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Casting On Troubles

I'm very new to knitting and am still having my fair share of issues. I have a hard time casting on and then knitting the first row. Mainly, I think it's a function of the "death grip" that people have talked about in other forums. But, I'm also wondering if there's better ways to cast on or different ones for different situations. I'm especially having trouble getting the right needle into those first cast on stitches.

The casting-on that I've used involved tying a slip-knot onto the left needle, then inserting the right needle through it (like knitting), wrapping the yarn around the right needle (like knitting), and then pulling the loop through and slipping back onto the left needle. My issue with that is knowing which way the loop should go onto the left.

Another cast-on involved the same slip-knot, but then kind of looping the yarn stitch-by-stitch with the left hand while loading it onto the needle. This is the CO I have the greatest problem with... I may be making the stitches too tight again...

Any thoughts?