Archive for August, 2006

Happy Birthday Ya-Yas!

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Nope, no knitting. I worked maybe three rows this weekend. Barely even worth mentioning. But I’ve got a darned good excuse! This weekend was the birthday party for two of my mom’s Ya-Ya girlfriends. I was adopted (or indentured) as the photographer for the event, and let me tell you, that’s not easy. Taking pictures […]

First shot – not so much.

Monday, August 21st, 2006

I worked a little bit on a swatch for the kilt hose last night. I found what my gauge is (7st. per inch), but I found that the cables I’d planned to do weren’t to my liking. I was trying to get a cable effect without using a cable needle – I did a left-leaning […]

Those pics I promised

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

First off, here are the stitch markers that Susan made. Evocative of the randomness they are meant to dispel, don’t you think? And then there’s the main event, the Saxon braid which will soon be the border of a cardigan. That leather strip with the beads in the lower right-hand corner of the photo is […]

It’s a pattern!

Friday, August 18th, 2006

The too-short repeat error in the saxon braid is now officially part of the pattern. As of last night I am seven repeats into the piece, and repeats #3 and #6 are both circular rather than elliptical. Hah, take that, random knitting mistake! I also had a couple lessons yesterday on the importance of recognizing […]

At long, long last.

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

I have finally finished my first pair of socks. That is to say, the first pair I started. I am calling them “those damn socks.” I expect future sock projects will involve less pain and will be a lot cooler looking. Now that I’ve done these, I’m ready to explore the sock space, if you […]

Calling all knitting bloggers!

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Hey you. Yeah, you, with the pointy sticks, digital camera and keyboard. I’ve got some spare server space that I really want to fill up. I thought maybe you could help. I’m going to start setting up blogs for knitters. Maybe crocheters too if they come with references. Here’s the deal: for $10 a month, […]

Brilliant!

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

You guys are brilliant. Brilliant, I tell you! I’m going to modify the saxon braid pattern (starting with the repeat I’m on right now) to make every third one a circle rather than an ellipse. Not because I’m too lazy to rip it out, but because that fix didn’t occur to me. I’d like to […]

Five Repeats In

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Five repeats in to the Saxon Braid cable: I know, it looks like eight repeats. But the three on the right are where I was working Intarsia, and they’re going to get cut off and sacrificed to the knitting gods before this project is through. This is coming along faster than I’d thought it was […]

Momentary Diversion

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Here’s the progress on the Samus Aran so far: Hey, wait just a . . . that’s not the border of a sweater! No, that is the long-lost and much-fabled second sock. Which I think was actually the fourth sock I started, but it’s going to be the second in a complete pair. Because the […]

A ripping good yarn about ripping good yarn

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

So there I was, packing up my stuff to go spend the weekend at my mom’s, when I experienced the heartbreak every cable knitter feels at least once: a mis-crossed cable. I have no idea how I let these things slip into my knitting, but every time I do a project with a non-trivial cable […]