Saturday, November 22, 2014
I really meant to post this yesterday, but I have been busy with work, work, work.
I have decided to rip out my hat and cast it on again, using a size 5 needle. My curly hair has won the battle.
This is a picture of my pocketbook on my lap while I was unraveling on the train. Everyone looked at me like I was crazy. Hahahaaaa.
Friday, November 21, 2014
A friend of mine sent me a request for these slippers. I think they are so cute!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
It's 28 degrees outside, and I'm torn between knitting my sweater and making a hat.
I wound up the yarn, and casted on for the hat anyway.
The name of the hat is Sand Bank by Justyna Lorkowska. It's a slouchy cabled hat, and I intend to add a huge Pom-Pom to it.
I used a stretchy German Twisted Cast-On, but I'm wondering if I should go up another needle size. The hair on my head is quite curly and fluffy, and I need to make sure the hat will be able to fit around it properly. Hmmmmmmmmm
Also, to get the cable needle needed for the hat, I had to remove one of the needles from my sweater. The good thing is, I was finally able to fix the twisted back. Now it hangs just right.
Monday, November 17, 2014
There is no such thing as perfection in knitting. No matter how hard we try to follow a pattern correctly, something will always go wrong.
As I separated the sleeve stitches from the body, I found that I lost 1 stitch. I decided that when I seam the sleeve, I will fix it somehow.
As I started this serious stockinette portion, I increased a stitch and kept on knitting it for 5 rows. I ended up catching it, and ripping that stitch, then redistributing the tension of the yarn to make up for it. It's still kind of loose, but I can live with it.
So, this morning, I started on the right front of the sweater. I completed the section, and got to the point where I had to join the left and right fronts of the sweater. At the same time, I noticed that I had to start getting dressed for work. But of course, as a knitter, we say "just one more row". So, with the yarn curled up in my lap, I casted on the neck stitches, then continued to knit and connect both sides.
I decided to hang up my sweater, then I found out why my mommy and granny always say "haste makes waste".
Look at the back of my sweater.
The whole thing is twisted. I have a posterior möbius midriff. Lol! All I can do is laugh.
Happy knitting everyone. I'm going to fix it, and have a better progress report tomorrow. I promise. Haha!
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Today, I completed the back upper sleeve portion.
I also picked up stitches on the opposite side of the left sleeve.
This will become the left side of the front of the sweater.
One lesson that I have learned with this sweater is that having 2 sets of interchangeable needles comes in very handy. I had to put stitches on hold. The back portion uses a pair of Knitpicks Interchangeables, while the front uses Chiaogoo's.