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  • knitting1105 5:45 pm on January 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Knitting Nature 

    My husband got me this book for Christmas.  Very brave of him to stray off my list and not end up duplicting one of my books.  I am not sure what I will make from this.  There is a Sunflower Tam that looks interesting.   A lot of the projects seem more fit for a 20 year old than me.  There are some interesting details and small projects, and even a couple for the guys.  I will have to delve into the book later.

    Still need to plug away on my Henry scarf and Evening Sky shawl that seem to be the endless projects.  I don’t want to put those down for fear that I won’t pick them up again.  On the Evening Sky, I am back to the point where I was before ripping out 40,000 stitches.

    Last year I made a New Years resolution to knit only from stash.  Well, I did not exactly keep that promise.  If I had, I would not have discovered Grace Anna Farrow and the wonderful shawls in her collection.  So, a different goal this year–finish up 2 unfinished projects a month.  Some are big, and some small.  Also, limit the starting of new projects until the ones in hand are completed.   Let’s see if I do any better with this one.  I did make a dent in my stash last year, and RAKed a few unwanted yarns.  Now, I just need to go and reorganize.

     
  • knitting1105 4:16 pm on December 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    More needle problems 

    I was working on my Henry scarf, and it is rather thick and bunched up on the circular needles I had.  I knew that the join was starting to cause problems, and searched for a replacement.  This is the problem with having so many WIP’s—all needles were currently occupied.  So, I stupidly kept chugging along, until the join broke away from the needle.  I managed to catch most of the stitches.   I got a new needle yesterday, and put the stitches onto it.  I don’t know how I did this:

    The good thing is that i got to see the length off the needles, and it looks perfect.   That is a real guess with this pattern, as it is knit lengthwise.

     
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