Monday, November 19, 2007

Let's not even talk about all those silly mistakes in the last swatch... like putting the SSKs and K2TOGs on the WRONG SIDES! No wonder they looked so crappy...

Tell me what you think. I'm pretty sure this is the one. :) The only change will be the top YOs, I tried something funky with them and I don't like the way it turned out.


Sunday, November 18, 2007

There are still some problems with that swatch so expect a new one soon.

This post at TECHknitting is amazing. Expect to find this stitch in the cardigan.


Where did our love go?

Hmm, I swore I posted here last week but it seems I just took pictures and they didn't magically upload themselves to the website. Darn.

Well, here they are then:

My dad's first Earl Grey Christmas sock. Yes, it looks huge and wrinkly on my poor narrow feet. Unfortunately, it also seemed a little big on Jenna's foot, which is wider than mine and probably more like my dad's in that respect. Now I'm all disillusioned and worried they will be too big and of course I want them to be perfect for my dad so... I can't decide what to do. I've started the second, we'll see if I finish it before Christmas.

Here is where I was on my cardigan when I thought the pictures could upload themselves. After a long drive to Minneapolis with my sisters and a knit night with the girls it's a little farther along. But first, the cable swatch.

The bottom is the cable pattern that makes up the first half of a cable on the actual sweater. I wasn't pleased with it (click and look down at the first few rows - especially the initial cross) and knew there was a better way to do things. So last night I sat down and knit up this swatch and figured some stuff out. I love what I came up with! I'm still not sure it's perfect but it's loads better than it was and will probably suffice. I think I'll make the SSK's (left side, inside cable piece, next to YO) into S1, K1, PSSO's though. Those SSK's are kind of nasty-looking. On the bottom half I used slip one as if to knit, slip one as if to purl, then knit and on the top I did the standard SSKs and neither are really doing it for me.

And now for the sweater as it sits right now in my knitting bag waiting for me to get some damn homework done and pick it back up.

Sorry for the slight blurriness. I'm still trying to figure out this new digital camera. Kind of hard since it didn't come with a manual (long story). The color is actually pretty accurate even though it's really overcast today. Neato!

Anyway, I'm done with the waist ribbing and ready to start the other half of that bottom cable. Pretty soon here I'm going to have to look up some patterns that have set-in shoulders and figure that out since I've never done it before.

That's it for my really long catch-up post. See ya!