Friday, June 29, 2007

Toe up? why, yes it is ;)

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I have done it...It's not brilliant but it does resemble what it's supposed to and that will do for me.
There's a bit of tweaking still needed but for now, tomorrow is another sock ;)

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Coming out of the comfort zone.

After lamenting on the last post about not being able to bring myself to start a sock toe-up...
I've only gone and pushed myself to do it!!!! All I needed was a kick up the jacksy and the 'magic cast on'.
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It was a bit fiddly but perserverance prevailed and it's not bad. I'm told it looks pointy but neat, so what the hey. :D

However...i've never done a short row heel before either, so it might end up as a tube sock lol!!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 hate? up? or down?

Socks? Why do we do it?
This pair have just come off the needles.

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Apart from the fact I found the Regia cotton a bit too slippery on my metal dpns, so I had to use bamboo (I don't really like these but they had to do), there's nothing wrong with them...except for the fact that I have a fair bit leftover and wish I had made them longer (grrr).
Of course...I know the answer is "toe-up". I have the simple socks plain and fancy by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts. I've read it over and over BUT I CAN'T DO IT!!
By this I mean I can't BRING myself to do it...I just automatically cast on a cuff.
(and get left with little balls of annoying waste)

Now for something else....the other addiction that is Lace.
After mastering a few stitch patterns that worked over around 10 rows, I decided to try something a little harder (well harder for me) and cast on for a simple scarf...
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Little did I realise, that not only have I done it upside down (I thought you grafted 2 bits together but appararently you do a provincial cast on) 28 row patterns don't stick in your head like the others do.
This is where learning to read a chart would help...:D I could be some time.

Monday, June 25, 2007

All new...does this work?

I've taken into account what people have said.....and boy! have I enjoyed playing or what? lol
I'm hoping to add more as time goes on but for now this is the look I like.
Please feel free to have your piccys will be added tomorrow :D

Friday, June 22, 2007

A little bit of practise and some pics ;)

Well...I can't say I have done well on the blogging front can I?
But on the other hand, I have made a shed load of progress on the knitting front!
Now i'm going to try and post some pictures...
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The is the Kiri shawl using colinettes parisienne...I managed to get all but one repeat before finishing the edge. This is was cos I was cheap and only used 2 skeins!(well I only had 2...)

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and yet another...who gets addicted to patterns?
This one was also made in a laceweight but the yarn was from a friend and I have no idea what it was (sorry you info loving peeps;))

And finally, cos i'm afraid i'm somewhat boring and I don't want you all fall asleep...
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It's the feather and fan cardy from the knitalong on the crafty threads n yarns forum.
This was made in hayfields classic mercerised cotton, so classic infact it's discontinued and somewhat vintage lol.

Oh well that's all folks... I hope to God that this works, i'm off to learn how put in links and buttons and stuff. :D