Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
It's The Bag by Wendy Wonnacott in the book No Sheep For You. If you decide to do this bag, a couple of notes. First off, you really want to use stitch markers to section off the knitting the way Grumperina suggests . Secondly, the knitting mirrors itself. The knit row sets up the colour pattern for the next ,purl, row. Do not screw up the knit row.
I have had to tink back half a row several times because I screwed it up. I really wish this was charted. It would have been so much easier. Charting it now, after I fought my way through it is pointless though. Ah well.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I ate it anyways.....
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Post felting:Before the felting, the red sole was 11 inches long. It is now approx 9.5 inches. Now they have to dry. Are they dry now? How about now? Now? ARGH.....
Thursday, January 14, 2010
When it comes to chocolate, I have very little self control around Cadbury's Mini Eggs.
On a related sidenote, why do I keep spelling chocolate as choclate?
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Clearly a new pair is required! This pair I'm going to call my Louboutin Clogs.Lipstick red soles, babeeeeee!!!!!
Monday, January 11, 2010
The hard part is that for grafting garter stitch, you have to pay attention to whether you have knits or purls facing you.
If you hold the two needles to be grafted in your left hand with the knitting hanging down, just like you would when grafting a sock toe, then you want the last row of EACH of the two needles to have purls facing you. When you graft a sock toe, the front needle has knits facing you and the back needle has purls facing you. For grafting garter, you want them BOTH to have purls facing you. If you don’t, then knit one more row on ONE of the needles, and then arrange them again.
Once you have that, it’s easy. Start with going purlwise through the first stitch in front and pulling the yarn through. Then do the EXACT SAME THING on the back needle.
Then go knitwise through the first stitch on the front needle and remove the stitch from the needle, then purlwise through the next stitch. Then do the EXACT SAME THING on the back needle.
Repeat until all the stitches are gone.
She also found a video
Hope this all makes sense!
Friday, January 08, 2010
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Yarn:Paton's classic merino in, obviously, black
I thought I had found how to graft garter stitch by googling it. I did not. I had to go to Ravelry and ask someone how to do it. I'll post the right way to graft garter stitch another day. Gotta get it together in understandable words. Tthe husband has already worn it a couple of times and seems to like it. We'll see if he keeps wearing it....