Or how to keep in touch with your best knitwits when you live 3,000 miles away from them

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

where do i even begin...

i suppose i'll start with the fact that i finally finished knitting joe's scarf. i still need to sew in the ends and block it, but the knitting is finally done. also on the knitting front, i ripped back a bunch of joe's hat tonight because i'm combinning multiple patterns to get the shape i want with the yarn i'm using and it looked like the hat was going to be too tall. i did everything but bind it off tonight only to discover that it is too short. it looks like i would have been done with the hat tonight and would have had the chance to work on something else if i hadn't ripped it out the first time. now i need to rip it out to when the decreasing started. oh well. and i'm doing it on one long circular needle thanks to vv's inspiring sock post!

my spinning wheel arrived on saturday. so far i am completely inept. i have decided that that is at least partly due to the fact that the fiber i have is way too smooth. it's 50% merino and 50% tencel and slicker than snot. i think i'll have an easier time of it with something that has a little more texture. any recommendations vv?

at the yarn store this weekend i saw the stitch a day calendar. have you made a decision yet about what you're going to do vv? by the way, the reason i was at the yarn store this weekend was my friend lisa (a third one named that, not either of the 2 i've talked about before) was visiting from idaho. she left knowing the knit stitch and about a 1/4 of the way into her first knitted scarf. i love converting people, hee hee!


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