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04 December 2006 @ 05:52 am
I'm still a knitter  
Yesterday I frogged my newest socks, because I'm sure everyone is excited to hear that. I'm knitting some toe-ups with Regia Wool/bamboo. It's lovely and soft, but it's extremely stretchy so even though I'm knitting it up at the same gauge as I do Lorna's Laces it made sock toes that were clearly too wide. So I ripped out all that work and took out 8 stitches. I'll rib them on the top of the foot even after subtracting those stitches because it just seems to me that they will stretch a lot still. I like the yarn, although it can be slightly splitty when doing increases. My super pointy Knitpicks US1s are ensuring I keep my sanity. I'm kind of sick of tiny sock knitting but I cast on for these to have a project to work on that I don't have to think about. And also because I really, really like Judy's Magic Cast-On.

I finished the girls socks a while ago, although Kalen wants me to double-stitch skulls on the ankles. I need to get around to that. Talyn wants to wear hers every day, I love the flattery of a 4-year-old. Her socks pooled badly, which I dislike, but she doesn't care at all.

I've been avoiding Mariah again, silly girl, because I haven't had thinking time to devote to charts. I'm shortening the sleeves by a lot and kinda winging it. I had been so nervous about them coming out wide enough but now that I've lost 10 lbs I no longer have to worry about that. Now I'm kinda thinking I should make the body slightly longer than it is. Sometimes I really wish I were the type of knitter that could follow patterns completely. All this modifying and re-thinking, much math, and re-modifying many times over makes a project long to complete.

I was knitting a bag to felt, then I LOST MY STRAPS. WTF? How did I lose my knitting? I've looked all over for the damn things. They were 2 i-cords I had planned to twist into a rope before felting. I was almost done with the 2nd one, so that means I've lost the needles they were being knit on, and the ball of yarn. I have no idea what happened to it, the last time I remember putting it down it was at my usual knitting spot by my chair. I've cleaned a million times since then and it's disappeared. I bet someday I'll find it somewhere stupid. Until then, that bag is on hiatus too, because I had intended on using up that yarn for it. It's funky burgundy with sections of chartreuse in it, I think it's cool looking but it surely wouldn't appeal to everyone.
 
 
 
Christinai_love_tigger on September 24th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
Hey, I heard from Becky (beckerbuns) that you also live in MA. Where abouts? :)
tinetinystrings on September 24th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
Hey - I'm in Franklin...