Anyone seen or talked to Chris lately? I've sent him a few IM's, no reply. I haven't seen him online in about a week. Chris, if you read this, give me a holler! Someone in Dallas go check on him!
Robert in OKC
I hate to count! So, having finished this scarf where there's plenty of counting to do on the middle diamonds have given me a great sense of accomplishment. This is not a scarf to do when you can be easily distracted. The pattern is:
Diamond Modular Scarf
Designed by: Iris Schreier
This one is knit using Plymouth yarns 'Boku' on size 11US needles.
Well, I stuck with it and actually caston, knitted and finished the second sock. I did switch to addi turbos rather than trying to knit the second one on addi naturals. Turning the heel is about the time the sigh of relief came. The next pair I've started is going from the toe up. I haven't quite gotten the hang of the two socks on two circs yet. So, I started them one at a time.. I think I will transfer them to a Magic Loop, once I get past the heel. I'll call this the 'Multi-method'
Cheers! (I have to say that, I'm in Australia this week)
I've started "Helga" the second in a four part series of shawls I'm designing with Harry Potter/Hogwarts as inspiration. The first shawl "Godric" and what I've written up on "Helga" are over here
This one is simple, Faroese in style, and mainly designed to be nearly mindless knitting to give me a change from other knitting I am doing. Just enough design in it to keep it from being totally boring. I'm looking forward to the titillating anticipation as the rows go from almost 400 stitches down to 23 stitches.
By that time I may have figured out how to finish the neck band....
So, I just bought this delicious baby camel yarn. I really would like to make a pair of mittens out of it but I'm having trouble finding a pattern ... I would say that it's about a sport/DK weight ... Does anyone have any suggestions?
I continental knit. Its okay for big stuff and for felting etc, but I have always had trouble with my tension when doing little stuff. My recent ventures on doing socks have not been pretty. I am a very very loose knitter and they just weren't turning out well at all. I almost always drop a few needle sizes anyway, but you can't get much smaller and a 0 or a 1. Well, anyway, I always wrapped my yarn around my pinkie finger of my left hand. I found that I tended to hold my pinkie out in space a bit, kinda like when you hold a tea cup, so I wan't keeping the yarn tight enough. I began wrapping my yarn around my ring finger and its a million times better. My current sock actually is tight and looks like a sock! If any of you other continental knitters have tension problems, give that a try!
I have been working a pattern from Michael del Vecchio's "Knitting With Balls" and have come up against a roadblock. The pattern is for Hiking Boot Socks, found on pages 66-69. I have gotten to the heel turn, yes I know that it is the most difficult part of a sock, but the stitch instructions do not add up. The stitches that are to be knit together do not fall on the gaps, the marker is not in the proper place to be slipped when told to do so... I brought the instructions in to my local
yarn/knitting store but we were still unable to perform the stitches called for in the pattern.
This is what it says to do...
Row1: K9 sl marker K2tog K1 turn
Row2: P2 sl marker P2tog P1 turn
Row3: K2 sl marker K2tog (knitting one stitch from either side of the gap together)
Row4: P4 sl marker P2tog (purling one stitch from either side of the gap) P1 turn
Repeat rows 3 and 4, continuing to K2tog or P2tog one stitch from either side of the gap and working one more stitch then turning the work, until 1 st remains beyond the gap on either side. Work the final rows as follows:
Row1: Knit to 1 before gap and K2tog turn.
Row2: Purl to 1 before gap and P2tog (8 sts rem)
Like I said, the gaps do not line up. The pattern says knit 2 stitches together one from either side of the gap, but the gap is 1 or 2 stitches away. Or it say to slip P4 and sl marker, but you just slipped the marker 2 stitches earlier before and turned so it's only 2 stitches away. Does anyone have any idea what i might be doing wrong?
Last year, more like last summer, i came across this here comunity of knitters and I posted a cry out for help as I was working on this Karabella Leaf Lace shawl that I knew had errors in it.
Minutes after that post, MMario and others volunteered to help me. After an quick exchange of emails MMario solved the mystery and pointed out the missing/erroneous stitches to complete the pattern.
To make a long story short, I got caught up with other projects and then Holiday knitting. It is now January and I have managed to complete it! Hurray!
So a big shout out to MMario - Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! For the help you extended this knitter:)
Pictures attached of my lovely shawl. Oh and I got a whole bunch of complements while at the Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat this weekend:)
I'm thinking about knitting a dog sweater for a charity auction here in Tulsa. Its for the Pet Assistance Welfare Society and my LYS is donating a gift certificate with it if I do. Do you guys know of a good resource for patterns? I thought I would even check online..but don't know where to look! Just thought I would put it out there!
Ok, ok - I've been enjoying all your handiworks and thought I'd post a few of my recently completed stuff.
This scarf was a holiday gift for my piano teacher. It doubles as a 'get out of recital free' pass!
I used up some cool bits of my stash - some Manos, a little cashmere, some vintage satin ribbon that faded in the shop window, and some cheap novelty yarn I stumbled across at Tuesday morning.
Cast on longways using 36" size 17 circs, knit flat, plain stockinette stitch.
The only thing I don't really like about this method is that the bindoff side tends to curve a little, even with great care to bindoff loosely.
The above pic is without flash, and shows the colors more truly. The attached one shows more of the detail.