Archive - Jun 22, 2007 - Blog entry

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YouTube Fancies

I came across these these YouTube vid's this arvo and thought MWK lads might enjoy them:

Men Knitters:

It's good to laugh at ourselves:

Portugese Knitting (like knitting with 2 crochet hooks):

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Learn to love life-lines...and know that Stash is a good thing

Re-Started: 17th June 2007
Finished: WIP
Yarn: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise superwash sockyarn, colourway "Iris Sibirica"
Needle: 2.5 mm/ US #1 Addi Turbos circs
Pattern: JayWalker by Grumperina on MagKnits
Modification: I'm doing this using the toe-up version modified by Natalia Knits and I'm also using the Magic Cast-On instead of the provisional cast-on suggested

Do you remember this JayWalker? After about two months away from it, I think I'm ready tackle it again. So I cast-on for the umpteenth time. This time, however, I'm doing the smallest size. I usually do one size up but as it turned out, it's a bit loose with the Wollmeise. I don't know why. But now that I'm doing it in the smallest size, it fits perfectly...not too tight and not too loose. But because of the change of the number of stitches, the colour pools a bit...but hey, I've learned to like pooling, especially in Wollmeise. ;-)

And for the record, I've actually frogged this try once already. That's why I'm saying that lifeline is my new best friend, because this time, I'm not going to re-do the whole thing ever again. I inserted a lifeline right before I started doing the gusset increase.

I had to frog it because I did something wonky with the heel turn and it didn't turn at all....seems like I haven't yet really mastered the art of heel from toe-up. This time when I'm finished with the gusset increase, I'm going to put the lifeline in that I don't have to re-do the whole gusset increase should the heel turn fail again.