Monday, November 28, 2005

purple lace
Another stab at Sivia Harding's Diamond Fantasy, only this time in laceweight. Really fun stuff. Loving this yarn from handpaint dot com.

side two
Charles Bukatski Bear notes there might be a serious problem with this sock. Yes. I think we have... Houston, we have ginormous pools of color.

side one
SHUT UP! Oh gosh we do. We also have a lazy knitter who can't be arsed to rip it out and fix it, because, well, she's got stuff to do, mang. Lorna's Laces Irving Park, gonna be an anklet with GINORMOUS POOLS OF COLOR, I guess.

Really, knitting can be so fraught.

11 comments:

Z said...

REALLY similar to the stuff I had to have...only mine is boucle and that stuff is a literal bitch. I have dropped about 4 stitches and I can't deknit and go back. Sucks to be me. I'll weave some strays in to cover them. The hat should be done tonight!

Will Pillage For Yarn said...

frogging boucle, AUGH!!! Almost as bad as frogging mohair *grin*

you WILL post a picture of your hat, right?

Z said...

I got a knitting question. I am making a slitted scarf. It says to cast on 19 and then Stockinette 10 rows. Next, you just work with 8 stitches and go up 7". It says break off the yarn. WTF? But the real part I don't get is how do I join on back at the beginning of the slit to make the other side without a string of yarn there????

Will Pillage For Yarn said...

Is the pattern online or in a book? I'd like to see what it is supposed to look like. When you say "slitted" what do you mean, is there a slit in the middle of the scarf for your head?

Do you bind off at all before you break the yarn? Are you told to "pick up stitches"? I think I'd have to see and then read that part of the pattern to know what to tell you.

Z said...

I'll get it for you tonight :) THANKS!

Z said...

Okay here goes:

Cast on 19 sts. Work 10 rows in k1, p1 rib. Continue working even in St st, decrease 3 sts evenly spaced - 16 sts. Continue working even in St. st until piece measures 7" from beginning.

MAKE SLIT: Work first 8 sts for 12 rows. Break off yarn. Join yarn at center and work next 8 sts for 12 rows.

Next row: Work all sts. Continue working even in St. st until piece measures 33.5" from beginning.

Increase row: Working in k1, p1 rib, increase 3 sts evenly spaced - 19sts. Work in rib for 9 more rows. Bind off. Weave in ends.

Huh????

Will Pillage For Yarn said...

the pattern writer is smoking crack.

This is one of those things that, I am sure is super simple, to the point where when you finally figure it out, you want to smack your head into a wall a few times and go "DOH!" however, I'm not seeing it. Not at all....

This makes NO sense to me and I'm actually a dab hand at figuring out obscure diretions, but I tell ya, I'm stumped... I am going to post this in the advanced knit community over on LJ. Somebody there will know wtf this designer is talking about. If I get the answer, I'll leave it in a comment over on your blog...

Will Pillage For Yarn said...

Oh, wait, no, I've figured it out.

Ok, you want to put the 8 stitches you are NOT working when you begin the slit onto a stitch holder. Work the other 8 for 12 rows, as directed and break yarn. Put THOSE 8 stitches on a stitch holder.

GO BACK to the 8 stitches on the holder and just, rejoin the yarn to that like you're starting a stripe, does that make sense? You leave a tail and knit 12 rows until you get to the other stitch holder.

On the next row, keep knitting across all 16 stitches, taking the stitches off the stitch holder as you go, this will rejoin the yarn into one scarf and you weave in the broken end when you are finishing.

Does this make sense? This is a poorly written pattern but I believe that is what the designer wants youto be doing.

Z said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this...but it's over my wittle head. Stripe? WTF? I think I'll do it straight up...who needs slits anyway?

Will Pillage For Yarn said...

piggybanks need slits. Scarves just need to be warm and cosy... ;-)

Chris said...

Pools of color? Or nifty spirals? Are you further along now so you can tell?

Woah! That's the craziest "word" verification word I've seen yet. If you're reading this, I successfully typed it. If not, well...