Monthly Archives: January 2009

Urggggg!

That’s how I feel, frustrated.  I’m going nuts with this stupid hat project.  As I mentioned the ribbing turned out a bit odd, with the strange wide stitch problem, but I was moving on.  I mean, I really didn’t want to start over AGAIN.  But as fate would have it, I can’t seem to get the cable right.  I carefully work it out on paper, I understand what I’m supposed to do, but somehow I mess something up.  First I was not consistently holding the cables to the correct side, then I forgot to P2 between cable patterns, and finally I just ended up with too many extra stitches for some unknown reason.  Urgggg!  You guessed it, I ripped it apart.  I decided that I’ll practice (just the cabling) with some yarn scraps before attempting to re-start the hat.  I will do this!  (it will just take some patience)

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Can U cable?

I’m trying to teach myself.  So I found a “simple” hat project from SweaterBabe.com that states that it is “an impressive gift that you can crank out quickly.”  Yeah right, perhaps for someone else.  I’m on my fourth try already.  I’m not at all happy with the ribbing (I think my ribbing on version two and three was much better), for some reason the stitches between needles is wide.  I’ve never encountered this before and I’m not sure what I did differently.  On my first version I used the wrong weight yarn, second and third versions I had new yarn, but messed up the start of the cable so badly I needed to rip it out and in doing so made such a mess I just kept going and started anew.  I’ll be starting the cables tomorrow.  I can’t really knit while crossing my fingers so I’ll have to pray instead.

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The scarf that never ends…

Has finally ended!  Thank God!  I felt like I was knitting forever on that silly thing.  it is still curled and looks like a tubular scarf with ruffled edges, but I’ll try to block it out today and see what happens.  Regardless of the results, its kind of cute when wrapped a couple of times.  Don’t think I’d make another given how long it took and I have so many other projects awaiting attention.  But bottom line…not bad.

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The concept of length

I’ve always known I’m a terrible judge of distance, but now I really know.  My yellow ruffled edge scarf is progressing, slowly!  I previously thought I’d made it half way.  But I’ve been told by my daughter that it’s  not even close to being half way.  I guess it’s the type of scarf that needs lots of length in order to loop around a couple of times.  I only hope I can take care of the curled edges.  It will be very cute if it lies flat.  Perhaps I’ll have to make my first attempt at blocking.  If I ever get back to the knitting group, I’ll have a couple of people to ask.  But that’s another story….

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