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a knitter who sometimes crochets and is learning to spin, while fighting startitis and project ADD

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Relaxing Knits

Posted by allie on May 3, 2007


I’ve been relaxing this week before everything begins next week. Doing the daily rows of my KAL seemed to be just the trick. I had to leave in a hurry for a meeting and took a hat I’d started a while ago, frogged part of it, and left it sitting alone for months. It got some love today, but I forgot the book with the pattern and had to hope I could remember the stripe width (Candy Cane Hat from Handknit Holidays).
Yesterday I said I’d be trying some combination knitting and, people, I think I’m sold. It’s so quick. My one problem is keeping a consistent gauge, but practice makes perfect, right?

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May: Day 1

Posted by allie on May 2, 2007

Spring and the end of the semester has sent me into small project mode. I finished two crochet coasters yesterday.

Started: April 30, 2007/ Finished: April 30, 2007, but I still have to weave in ends and block them a bit.
Yarn: Sugar n Cream Cotton in Yellow and Cornflower Blue
Hook: G/6 4.25 mm
Pattern: Soft Coaster from Cozy Crochet

This morning I woke up with 2 KAL’s Day 1 messages in my inbox. As soon as I got home this afternoon, I cast on my bookmark. I’m using some leftover sock yarn and size 0 Knitpicks needles because I don’t own any size 1’s. I decided for such a small project I would attempt to knit in the continental method. I think I’ve got it down pretty well, but I do need to work at keeping a constant gauge. It’s even green for Project Spectrum, unplanned of course.

Once I finished my rows on the bookmark, I cast on my dishcloth. I am also knitting the dishcloth in the continental method… hoping to be knitting faster soon.

Also, I was watching Knitty Gritty with Annie Modesitt and she was discussing Combination Knitting with which I am completely intrigued. Tomorrow I will try to incorporate the combo knitting with the continental. Pretty excited, really.

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