Archive for July, 2008
I’m taking (at least) two knitting projects:
I bought this yarn in Victoria a couple of years ago, I’ve been itchin’ to get to it and I like the idea of taking it along on a trip back to Canada.
I have started swatching.
Swatching is ALWAYS frustrating, but it’s even worse when the swatching is in a lace pattern. How do you measure a lace pattern swatch? In cotton??? The slightest tug and it measures at a completely different gauge. I don’t even have to tug, I can just move the scale over half an inch and get a different gauge Sigh.
I wish all pattern gauges would be given in stockinette stitch.
Whatever the stitch pattern, the same size needles could be used to come up with a corresponding stockinette gauge.
So, if the plan survives the swatch (what’s that saying? “no plan survives the first encounter with the swatch”)
I’ll be knitting Vogue Spring/Summer 2007 #8 Oversize Lace Top by Deborah Newton (Ravelry link)
For mindless easy knitting I will take along this sock project:
What? your school doesn’t have it’s own STR colorway???
Awwww, that is just sooooo saaaad.
Next time, pick a *good* school.
I should probably pick out another sock yarn, lots of driving on this vacation and socks are just the thing for that.
Maybe I can sell socks as I go – to pay for gas…
This yarn is beautiful, it comes in rich colors, slightly variegated, soft and smooth, delightful to knit.
This yarn is a lighter gauge than the yarns specified in the pattern, so I modified the lace panel to make the wavy part wider, adding two stitches and two rows. I also added rows and details to the top and bottom borders.
That ruffle wanted to curl sooooo bad. I wondered how I was going to block a ruffle, thought about it the whole time I was knitting those 14 curly 581-stitch rows of stockinette. Here’s what I came up with:
ETA: see me showing off here: http://knit-purlpdx.blogspot.com/2008/07/rhapsody-in-spruce.html
This is not a problem. It’s an opportunity.
BFF and a good time to learn how to knit
I expected her to be considerably less mobile and thought that a ‘little something’ to keep her occupied would be just the thing.
I arrived with wine and pie and beautiful yarn…heh heh heh
She picked it up quickly and got cranking right along
respectable first effort in minutes
The next day this arrived in my Inbox:
Ripped and started over all be herself! Cast on and everything