.... I need some opinions from those that have come before me.
I am finishing up a pair of clogs for Jim and the size if pretty straightforward, size 11. I am about to start a pair for his mom who is a size 8.5. The pattern is written for a womens size 6, 8, and 10.
My question is, do I knit a size 8 and felt it less producing a softer fabric or do I go for a 10 and felt it more for a stiffer one. (and I have already thought of the "go for the stiffer one" joke). I'm using Classic Elites' "Inca Alpaca" (100% alpaca) So I assume that if I knit the larger I can get it down to size.
I thought I remembered that not too long ago people were looking for NeedleMaster sets. Knitpicks.com is selling their remaining sets at 50% off--$39.99. I suppose now that they have their Options line of needles, they're looking to unload their stock of NeedleMaster. It's a pretty good deal for anyone in the market for a set.
I'm doing a pair of clogs and they are going along great. Finished the first and was down to the outer sole of the second, got through the "hell" 2, 4, and 6 rows only to discover that I had picked up and used a size 11 instead of 13!
I said somthing a bit like "darn" only I think it was stronger.
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This image shows off my project a little better.
I was so encouraged my my recent success at following a pattern that I decided to revisit a pattern that had previously eluded me and I'm proud to show you the project, the Double Eyelet Heart Dishcloth:
Again, I can't say that I didn't make any mistakes, but I didn't leave any behind and I only had to unravel 3 rows.
My mom once told me about seeing a very fine lace shawl, so lightweight that the sales lady was able to draw it through one of her rings. Has anyone made something like this? Do you know of any good patterns? I was thinking it would make a nice birthday gift.
My fabulous boyfriend woke up at 3am last week & bid on some tortoise shell needles for me. They arrived today & I love them so much. I love the texture, look & feel of them. The sleeve I was knitting needed slightly larger needles & I instantly transferred to the new needles. He got 37 of them, yeah an odd #. Whatever,They are the best! Have any of you tried these needles? They came from Australia.