Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thin line between love and hate...

I signed up for the Ravelympics at the last minute this year and I am now paying the price. We're making helmet liners in our knitting group so I decided to sign up for the Charity Curling event. Now the pattern says you need the exact gauge in order for it to fit under the helmet. I checked my gauge, switched needles, checked again and went to town:

Six inches of ribbing and you know how much I hate ribbing. I get to the part where I'm doing the stockinette section and just to be safe check my gauge again. Guess what? Wrong all wrong. So off to the frog pond:

I'm currently back where I started just about finishing the ribbing. I should have it done in time but damn what a pain in the ass. I get the importance of gauge and how it can make the world a better place since things you know fit like they should when it's right but I hate the actual practice of it. Blech!

I did finish something at least:

These are the Doctor Who socks for Avery that I started in March of last year, yes that says March. It took nearly a year to cast on and finish the second sock. The yarn is White Oaks Studio TV Yarn hence the name. If one looks closely you can see that the socks are fraternal. I completely forgot the slip stitch row on the instep of the second sock. Forgot it over and over again. I didn't realize until the heel decreases were completely done. I showed it to Avery and he said he didn't care so I left it.

I had switched to Blogger comments a few weeks back since Haloscan is going away but I hated it since I couldn't email anyone back directly. I am now trying out the replacement for Haloscan for a month. If anyone hates it let me know.

Back to the damn hat...

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Two finished objects, one WIP down

I finally finished the second pinwheel blanket. It took forever. I ran out of yarn, then knit picks ran out of yarn, then I got the yarn but the last 25 rows take a fucking lifetime! At least it felt that way. To give you an idea the last 25 rows take 3 balls of yarn alone. The final row was 680 stitches. Still I'm happy with the finished product.

As a reward to myself I gave myself a nice easy washcloth to cleanse the palate as it were. This is the second of the monthly dishcloth KAL patterns for the year.