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.


kylewilliam's picture

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



Bill's picture

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...