May 24, 2009

Urban's Fault

Urban's Fault, originally uploaded by missthg.

It's all Urbans fault. Here I was being all monogamous to my Liberty afghan and she distracted me with these Chinese Waves dishcloths. The first time I tried these I didn't like the pattern, but now they are just plain east and great for tv knitting or sitting in a noisy room or with a friend knitting. Are we allowed to blame others for our knitting ADD? I hope she knows I'm kidding

May 18, 2009

One Repeat

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Yahoo!!! I made it through the first repeat of this blanket. I am still liking this enough to actually continue it. Since it is not a boring pattern - it makes for an interesting knitting. I really like this and actually want to finish this. I think i will back this with a polka dotted cotton backing. I have no desire for anyone to pull any of the strings asking what is this and pulling the strings the wrong way and messing up the blanket. I can't say that the reaction would be good - but definitely involuntary. What are y'all knitting? I know that I am not the only one who happens to be knitting right now.

May 10, 2009

Fourty Rows Deep!

Fourty Rows, originally uploaded by missthg.

I'm fourty rows deep and then I discover the glitch in the pattern. Ok It's really knitters error. Guess what? I like the glitch and the glitch will stay! LOL Happy Mother's Day to all of my fellow Mama's, Mama's Mama's and Mama's Mama's Mamas!

May 5, 2009

Liberty Progress

Liberty Progress, originally uploaded by missthg.

I'm making some progress. This fair isle thing isnt nearly as hard as I thought it would be! I may actually finish this one!

May 2, 2009

Two at a time

Two at a time, originally uploaded by missthg.

I made two burp clothes at once. I needed something to do that was mindless. It worked. I finished both of them on the train in less than three days.....

Liberty - Fair Isle Attempt

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Hey! I just made my first Fair Aisle and Steek attempt in the same projec t oh yeah and reading a chart. Not at hard as I thought. How come I keep stressing myself out with the instructions instead of just trusting the patterns? I seem to have knitting trust issues. Any old way - because I'm not comfortable reading charts - I just wrote down the numbers for each row. Sounds tedious? It was but you know what - it made me have an appreciation for someone who creates the pattern. That is a feat in and of itself! So far I have about 12 rows done and there are 70 rows for this pattern. It's not hard at all - just keeping the yarn from tangling is my only issue. This pattern is found in the Mason Dixon second book.

Oh yeah - Fair Isle is not hard when you only do two colors. I will attempt to do the Dragon in the book Scarf Style.. But the Dragon Scarf is one of those - I will work on it after I clear up some of these other projects that have been sitting around.

What are y'all working on?