Submitted by Celowin on Tue, 2007-02-27 09:44
Let it never be said that I do things halfway.
From when I first started knitting (has it really only been 5 weeks?) one of the things that completely fascinated me was cabling. When a company was sitting on my mail order, I decided to make a braided scarf out of what little yarn I could get locally, as a "fun little interrim project." Oh, how wrong I was.
Roughly 50 hours of knitting and 1085 cable crossings later, here is the result.
I didn't follow a "here is a scarf" pattern. I took the saxon braid pattern from http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2005/11/technickety_how_to_unvent_a_si.html and added a simple rope cable border on each side. There are 27 repetitions of the pattern, because it was roughly the right length, and for the mystical connotations of three sets of three sets of three. I also did the final weave-ins on the 27th, for the same reason. (I don't actually believe in any mysticism, but it is interesting enough to me to take it into consideration.)
I haven't done any blocking on it, and I'm not sure if I will. 50 hours of work seems like a lot to risk doing I process that I'm unfamiliar with, even if it seems simple enough. Besides, does a scarf really need blocking?
Submitted by brghtbear on Mon, 2007-02-26 14:31
I am at work.
I have about an hour left.
I cannot stop thinking about it.
I am going mad.
I am trembling as the time ticks away.
I can do nothing else for my employer today.
I want to knit!
Submitted by OKknitguy on Mon, 2007-02-26 08:36
Here I am in tears as the owner of the LYS helped me fix my pair of socks after I pulled out the needle. They all had quite a lot of fun laughing at me.
RK in OKC
Submitted by OKknitguy on Mon, 2007-02-26 08:35
OK, here's the picture of when I pulled out the wrong needle doing magic loop on a pair of socks at LYS. They keep cameras sitting around for just such emergencies! As you can tell, my hair has grown out quite a bit. I haven't shaved it since July 1st! Anyway, I think they are pretty funny pictures. Enjoy!
RK in OKC
Submitted by Gerard Allt on Mon, 2007-02-26 04:58
This is just finished this this weekend. It is for my 5 year old cousin Maisie who is kind of like a neice. She is very gorgeous. However, she made her feelings very clear the last time I saw her in Liverpool. From behind an arm chair where she was hiding she told me 'Go away, I don't like beards.' Too bad Masie my love, it's staying. I hope you like your new white cotton cardigan that has been jazzed up with some ladybird buttons.
If you look closely you will see a couple of red wine stains, oops! Her mother will definately not mind; we grew up together and I know she likes a little glass or two so I'm sure she'll understand.
We're flying to NYC on Friday and I can't wait. If anyone is around and wants to join us kniting on Wednesday the 7 March let me know, it'd be great to see you, we are joining a local group called Booze and Yarn at Luca Lounge in the East Village.
Submitted by Serge664 on Mon, 2007-02-26 00:41
made a super cool hat of my own design with a slip-stitch pattern based on the squares of the number 2.
even the yarn is super cool - it's made of SWS self-striping soy/wool blend.
but i forgot that the super cool slip-stitch pattern makes a smaller hat than the standard stich & I need to add extra stitches to adjust.
it's ok, ET doesnt seem to mind.
it is wearable, but a little too snug.
i am hoping to find a hip toddler to give it a good home.
Submitted by Elemmaciltur on Sun, 2007-02-25 18:13
Like I said in the last post, I had acquired two more skeins:
Regia 4-Ply Sierra Colour:
Left: #5538 "Jeans"
Right: #5547 "Ethno"
I sent the private message back already, but I would like to also state here (without name, of course, since he didn't use the comment): Thank you so much to you for having got me a Pro Account on Flickr to cheer me up over the break-up from my bf. I was at first very perplexed...but this was really the first time that someone actually just made a present for me, just like that, without having known me through my blog or having had some kind of contact with me before. So, thank you soooo much! That really cheered me up!
Submitted by Elemmaciltur on Sun, 2007-02-25 06:48
(Click on the picture to go to my Flickr for the description of each skein)
My bf cheated on me on Shrove Tuesday and broke up with me over the phone on Ash Wednesday. I could see it coming already, so I'd been fortifying myself since the beginning of the week with Retail Therapy on an array of sock yarns (I'm on a StAL 07 yarn diet, with the exception to sock yarns, since they don't count as stash....but we all know that, don't we? *LOL*).
There are actually two more skeins that I acquired on Friday, but I'll post that later on.
The very first skein had already been transformed into this:
Started: 19th February 2007
Yarn: Regia Nodic Colour 4-ply sock yarn, colour #5510 "Trondheim"
Needle: 2.5 mm/ US #1/#2 Addi Turbos
Pattern: Universal Toe-up Sock using Magic Cast-On
The picture's a bit older now, because I've finished that one sock already (*mental note: bind off toe-up socks loosely!!*) and am almost half way through the foot of the second one.
Anyway, hope y'all are having a great weekend!
Submitted by NizateCO on Sat, 2007-02-24 23:10
After a day of crocheting me some granny squares... I have decided to try my origanal beanie again... I have worked about a quarter of it already and now I am going to ask for suggestions...
I casted on 92... Any suggestions on how to decrease... the pattern says to:
k1 *k2t knit 11*
k1 *k2t knit 10*
k1 *k2t knit 9*
and so on till I get to about 15 stitches total...
Does this seem right and if not, any other ideas, or any ideas in general?
Submitted by brghtbear on Sat, 2007-02-24 21:40
I had an idea to knit a scarf that had stripes that ran the legnth of the scarf. I emailed Tom to ask if it were possible and he told me yes. He gave me a link to a project but it looked crocheted. So I kept searching and found something (can't remember the link) that confirmed what Tom said about knitting the scarf side ways. Then I found this scarf at Yarn Harlot and I knew I could do something.