Monday, December 15, 2008

when "good" gauge goes bad

I was happily knitting along, 13 inches completed...when I discovered that I had picked up an extra stitch a few rows down when my needle caught on a few plies of yarn.
when I dropped the stitch to remove it, the gap was way too big.
so I decided to rip back to where it all started.
when I took the piece off of the needles, something wasn't quite right.
it's supposed to be 42" in diameter.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

More yarn?

I had a weak moment a week ago, when Webs was having a free shipping special.

ok. seven weak moments.
Araucania Ranco Multy-goodness.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Asymmetrical Cardi - sort of

I omitted the cables and used the funnel collar stitch instead

but the whole thing really came out a bit larger than I would have preferred

it's made of Vanna's Choice Yarn, in Taupe. US 9.

this is what it looks like when I scrunch it all together in the back ;-)
it's very warm, and the Wal-Mart buttons are really cute!
and I got a lot of compliments on it when I wore it on Wednesday!!

My father requested a scarf from me, he wanted a machine washable red and grey variegated yarn, but I wasn't able to find anything that was suitable.
So, I bought Caron Simply Soft Eco (Wine Country and Charcoal) - it's made with 20% recycled plastic bottles - and it's REALLY soft! And hey - I'm saving the planet - what could better than that?!
I'm doing the Scrunchable Scarf, he wants it to be 10" wide and 60" long, I may need to buy some more skeins!
I started to knit Aquaphobia with my Lorna's Laces yarn in Tuscan, but it looked all kinds of crappy, so I opted for Nutkin instead. I'm much happier now!
Since I had already cast on with the K1/P1 ribbing, I just ripped back to there instead of doing the foldover hem that Nutkin indicates. I'm also omitting the YO and doing an M1 instead. I saw someone on Ravelry do that and seems to be OK so far, the sock is a "little" tight over my ankle.

Socks? Done.

Finished Primavera last week.
Wore them yesterday!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

maths deflation




Then I knit a gauge swatch and psyched myself up for 'rithmatiking.

It consisted of this
-- = --

20x = 840
CO = 210

I've now knit over six inches of stockinette in the round. And the fabric looks so much better.
...pondering over hem yarn...