Not much knitting....

Elemmaciltur's picture

...but more of spinning:

"Forest Moss", single worsted/DK weight handspun

"Forest Moss", single worsted/DK weight handspun

Started: 02nd October 2007
Finished: 100 g, spun in single on 02nd October 2007
Yardage: approx. 150 m
WPI: approx. 9-11 WPI
Fibre: Wolle Roedel "Filzwolle", Colour: Green-Brown, 100% wool
Spindle: Ashford Classic Drop-Spindle (low-whorl)

Okay...yeah, there still is some knitting going on:

Firestarter: Progress

...and some serious fixing:

Firestarter: Horror

Start: 23rd September 2007, frogged and restarted 03rd October 2007
Finish: WIP
Yarn: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Sockenwolle, colourway "Bob"
Needle: 2.5 mm / 80 cm Addi Turbos
Pattern: Firestarter by Yarnissima via The Loopy Ewe

Last Friday, when I was knitting the Firestarter, I was in denial. I noticed that something was wrong....but kept knitting. Two rows further, I saw that I twisted the middle cable too early. I told myself that I could live with it. Seven rows further, I decided that I could not and put it away for a while.

This evening I thought that I would be able to fix it by just dropping down the cable stitches and knit them back up again....

....yeah, not fun at all. I picked up about two rows and gave up on it. The combination of braiding/cabling with the twisted stitches aren't the easiest to fix...especially not with a circular dangling down and trying to knit with two DPNs in a very confined space with small strands of yarns going everywhere.

I ended up just pulling out all the needles and frogged back...and painfully picked up and knit all the stitches again.

But alas, I picked up the stitches wrong again. And this time I decided that I definitely can live with it. Because I know that if I have to rip this back again, the sock will definitely be sent into the same pile my Vinnland's living in right now.

Just for an FYI, I frogged this sock totally once already and re-knit the whole thing. So, this is my second time knitting it up.

And more spinning:

Brown dental floss singles

Turkish cross spindle from Anettes Wollwerkstatt.

Brown merino batt, 19.5 micron from the same place.


Bill's picture

trying to correct cables is

trying to correct cables is a REAL pain!!!
I usually unravel...but it does help to pick up on a much smaller needle!
...then knit with the correct size from the smaller one...

kylewilliam's picture

nice nice nice! you are such

nice nice nice! you are such a talented man... makes me want to move to Germany to apprentice with you!