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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Fan and Feather Socks

What's up with me and wanting to knit socks? I just got another book of sock patterns.  I'm making feather and fan socks. I'm about on row 8 of the first sock.  Once I get something worth looking at I'll add photos.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

How to Increase on a Purl Row

I need this for the hat I'm designing. http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-increase-on-a-purl-row  It's a cable hat and the only way I can think of to add increases without messing up the cable structure is to increase in the purl sections of the hat.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Not Knitting

I was hoping to meet my friend Carol at a knitting meeting last night, but then the day dragged on, rain was forecast, and my mood went south for the winter. So I missed it. I hope she had fun. I think they only meet once a month so I may have to wait a long while to go back.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Switching Yarn and Needles

I've been thinking I should just go get the right size circular needles for the tammy and start over because it's too much work to make a hat just for practice. That, and one of the cables on the cheapo needles I had broke yesterday. I just hope Joann's has the right size today. I may switch the yarn as well. I don't like how the Caron yarn keeps coming un-plied. I think I will switch to Woolease instead and it's on sale today 2 for $5.00 and I already have 4 skeins of it. This hat takes 8 colors, and I only have 3, so I'll need to pick 5 more colors.  There goes the ole budget. Yarn is never wasted though.

Monday, January 31, 2011

More Fair Isle Knitting

Every knitter wants to be a better knitter.  I'm no exception so I just bought a book on Fair Isle Knitting. To get my feet wet I'm making the smallest item in it, which is a tam. So I cast on 140 stitches, and did the first row and a half, then realized I'd done it wrong, and ripped the whole thing out. I'd never heard of corrugated ribbing before, so I found it in the index, and realized I'd done it wrong and started over. And thought I bought 5 colors, I see now I didn't buy enough. So I'll go as far as I can with the colors I have, and pick up a few more colors next time my craft budget allows. I probably have 2 more rows of ribbing to go before I can start on the main hat section..