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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Voyager Stole - 2nd try

Well, this time was better. I went up to size 9 needles, and I'm much more familiar with the pattern. The only gotcha is that I forgot to leave enough trailing yarn for the picot edging later on..... hum....oh well. i'll figure something out I guess, or I'll just graft another ball of yarn back on using the Russian Join.

All I wanted to do was knit yesterday (amazing I even got my butt out to get this week's groceries!). Completed 8 inches. Here it is!

Voyager Stole - first try

I originally started the Voyager Stole by on May 16th. But I had to rip back because, for some bizarre reason, choose to use my Anny Blatt Super Kid yarn and size 5 needles. I made 1 mistake on the 8th row, and could not rip back without getting the yarn all caught up in tangles!! Arg…. So i frogged the entire thing , spent another few days whining about the yarn, and started up again last night (with bigger needles).

It’s such a beautiful yarn, but it’s a pain to knit with! =(


Friday, May 23, 2008

Knit Jane Knit!

Knit Jane Knit!
Rip Jane Rip...

My birthday present from Sandy. =) Makes me smile every time!

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Hellooooo!!! This is the simplest and easiest way to get people to think I'm a "good" knitter. A garter stitch, diagonal scarf (made with an increase 1 at the beginning and an knit 2 together at the end of each short row) with lovely lovely Noro Silk Garden.


The model is not me…. I snagged one of my neighbors and she agreed to pose for me. =) Thank you!

End of Disclaimer. You can relax now. =)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mentall done

I'm calling the fish "done." I did not do the afterthought pocket (as I thought I'd like to do) just because I can't stand working on this any longer. And the concept of an afterthought pocket is easy to understand, so I'll skip it for now. I really want to get on to something new (and real)!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Fish Yeah!

Look! I'm almost done! The only things left I want to try is the afterthought pocket and steaking.

I did the cable bind off, the ribbing bind off, the lace bind off, AND the knitted cord bind off. They are so cool! The bind offs are what made me really happy. I think the textures are just SOOOOO cool!!

Lace bind off, Knitted loop, and finally Knitted Cord bind off.
Ribbing and Cable Bind offs.
I was so happy and proud last night. I kept turning the fish around and around, showing off to Tim.


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sampler Fish Almost

Originally uploaded by prymnumber
I'm getting so bored and tired of my "fish" now!!!

I skipped over the yo-K2tog section, the knitted belt and the knitted cord section because I've done them before.

But I did find in the two-color knitting section, the trick of weaving in colors without moving the entire ball very useful. And in the bind off section, I find that I REALLY like the knitted cord bind-off! It gives the edge such an interesting and cute finish!

Still, I'll be so happy to finish this.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sampler WIP

Originally uploaded by prymnumber
The "fish" sampler from The Knitter's Workshop.

I cast on 80 stitches instead of specified 64, so the FO will be bigger than the original. (It's already *HUGE* in my eyes!) And I didn’t follow all of the ribbing instructions.

So far, I did 2 sets of the twisted stitch, 1 set where I did p1kb every round, and 1 set where I did p1kb for one round, p1k1 for one round. I don’t really see the difference in tension, but I like the p1kb every round better.

I'm definitely treating this as a throwaway piece, and playing with whatever stitch/technique I feel like. Kinda fun and liberating in a way.