Clogs and questions...

Well got both of my clogs knitted up. The first is complete and the second has almost all the ends woven in. The second one went sooooo much better than the first. No short row and miscounting fiascoes that I could find. (Note: The left one in the pic is the 2nd clog knitted. The right one is the 1st.) Up to this point I haven't seen any pictures of the soles and the seaming there so I posted a pic of one. The pattern says to seam them loosely so I hope I did that right and they don't bunch up. If so, mom will just have to walk to imperfections out.

Now for the questions portion of this pageant...

First time with circular needles.

So, after reading Warren's and Jessie's blog entries re the Jacqueline Fee book I decided it was about time I started using circular needles.

I was so impressed with Jessie's sweater and Warren’s swatch that I thought I would start reading the book and get those needles out of the packet. I think I've done all the maths properly and after casting on lots of stitches I was set. Not sure what anyone else thinks about circular needles but for me they are proving to be a bit tricky...The first round took me ages to knit, the stitches kept getting caught on the needles and I could feel myself getting more frustrated as I went on but I persevered. I thought I had cracked it until it came to work the second round when I realised I had the stitches twisted. I didn’t swear that much!! Determine not to be defeated I pulled the stitches out and started again.

I’m now on round three and things seem to be going well at the moment. I will keep you all posted on my progress.

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To All You Heels Out There

In Bens' post on the progress of his clogs he brought up an interesting subject concerning the weak stitch at the heel where it is intitially joined in the round.  I too have had that problem and have always tightened it up a bit at the end and all has been well and good. 

However, and I don't remember where I read this, whenever I do a piece in the round someone suggested casting on an extra stitch and ktog when making the join and it has always worked for me in the past.  Obviously you can't do that at that point in the clog.  So this morning when I got to the join I ktog and immediately did a M1 to recover the stitch.  I may hopeful but it seems to be a firmer join.

victor's picture

Felting Clogs

Hi Guys,

As my pattern for clogs arrived last week am about to begin. However, in Australia the wool required is hard to come by, I think the climate is too warm for such a thick yarn but I managed to get a small amount from a reasonably large fabric & yarn store here in Newcastle. Just one small snag, it is labled 'machine washable'. Anyone have any thoughts on this?? Will it still felt or will the process take a little longer??  Thanks guys.

Learning

Well now that i am no longer really a newbie to thgis website, I am starting to learn what it has to offer.

Compared to what I have seen around here I am still a very amature knittier... Which is fine with me I will learn with time. I was the same with my artist drawing skills they did not happen right away either... I think being an artist has helped with my creativity in making my own patterns for dish clothes and wanting to try new things.

Well I guess this is all for know. I will write more in days to come. When I can actually find time to between working and home life.

 

VillageKnittiot's picture

A great site for beginning knitters

I stumbled over a nice little site for the 'New to knitting' crowd.  (there's also free patterns to entice the others).  Its a niftly little site that has little videos (FOR FREE).  I must've watched a dozen of them this morning.  Vicki Howell she's not, but she did manage to demystify Magic Loop knitting for me, as well as those pesky Kitchener and mattress stitching.  Check it out.  http://www.knittinghelp.com/     Best to you all.

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One Off The Needles!

After frogging the first clog back to it's origins on Tuesday, I finaly finished it this morning.  I'm going to start the second today and take it with me when I go to California next week.  After all, it's going to end up there anyway. 

There's been some good work being shown by Justin and Ben.  Good going guys!  And JPaul.... I have to, ahemm, ask, is yours getting any bigger yet?

How 'bout the rest of you.  Making progress? Thoughts?  Do you hate me for getting you all into this???

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Pic of strip Sweater Progress!!

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NEW SWEATER~~

Hey everybody!!! It's Hot Hot day in CA today...It was over 110degree.
 I am starting new sweater today.Whay iam knitting swater right now? So i can finsh at summer and wear it coming fall!!! When i was kintting,I found some great song by MAKANA. The song is "Only You" sing by MAKANA Hawaiian shook guiter artist. Check his website www.makanalive.com

From his many song, one song really like is "Only You"...When 80's ...This song was really popuer song by Yazoo. It is remix by Makana..He his great voice and guiter sound..Its sooooo beutiful~~~~

Cosmo's picture

Knitting Play List

My music choice depends on what I’m making, but, for the most part, these are the artists I listen to most while knitting:

 

Ani DiFranco, Bjork, Chemical Brothers, Cibo Matto, Coldplay, Fiona Apple, Interpol, Ladytron, Le Tigre, Nine Inch Nails, Rilo Kiley, Rufus Wainwright, Seabound, Tegan and Sara, Tori Amos, Tracy Chapman, and VNV Nation

 

What about you boys? 

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