Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Meet a New Friend of Mine

This is "Dorothy's Revenge", a new design by "Not an Artist" at http://notanartist.blogspot.com/

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I know, it's nerdy, but I feel like a B-List knitting celebrity right now (that's a good thing)... I'm not sure whether or not to be concerned that I am nearly as proud of this achievement as I was about garnering a college degree. Perhaps luck is more thrilling than years of hard work... that's kinda sad, but USC never sent me yarn in the mail, so maybe that has something to do with it...

Look forward to seeing my own version of Dorothy's Revenge as soon as this pattern is published. Thank you so much, N.A. Artist!!!!

Print o' the Wave: State of the Union

2 repeats in. There are three extra mystery stitches on the end of the right side rows. I don't know how they got there, but they started as two and then grew to three but have not increased in about 7 or 8 rows... I'm hoping that means that it was just a mistake or two and not a chronic misreading of the pattern.

I also have not made peace with my needles. I cast on with some interchangeables (not Denise, I forget the brand, it's the one they sell at Michael's), but the joint where the needles attach has such a ridge that my teeny tiny laceweight yarn wouldn't slide over it. I spent more time moving stitches than knitting. Not cool. I have since switched to some long aluminum straights, but they are so heavy that I fear a landslide will bring me down... perhaps a trip to the knit shop is in order to pick up some circulars with a nice smooth transition... I think once the combination is right I'll be moving right along.

Also, I'm a bit disturbed by how very blue the yarn seems to be now that it's knitting up. In the ball is seemed very mild. I'll be sad if the only thing I can wear my fancy shawl with is jeans...

Picked up a set of circular Addi Turbos at the yarn shop. They seem nice and smooth, and it seems to me that many of my favorite bloggers sing their praise. They weren't free nor in the neighborhood of free... but I have signed up for a big undertaking with this shawl and the only way to get to the end is with sticks that don't fight me! I will let you know tomorrow how the Addi's and I get along.

1 comment:

amandarama said...

Oops - we forgot to do links this weekend... maybe I can talk you through it over the phone!