Saturday, February 02, 2008

just got the word...

I just heard from Yarn Goddess that her new store Yarny Goodness will be opening on Feb 7th. Pam from Yarny Goodness is selling Ancient Threads yarns for me and I'm really excited to have been added to her impressive list of indy suppliers.

As soon as I get the URL I will add it to the blog.

Now onto the knitting- remember a few days a go I was going to work on the diagonal ribbed sweater from knitpicks, well i could never get past the first 2 rows- maybe it was me, but it just made little sense. I done quite a bit of knitting in my day and followed a few quite complicated patterns, but this one was beyond me. So, I have moved in a new directions and it is going along well- Syncopated Ribs from the Fall 04 Interweave knits, here is photo from lollyknits flickr- I can't find it on the Interweave site any longer. I;'m not too far along, but it is going really well- it helps that they are knit on size 10- I was thinking that the fabric would be too holey and revealing, but it looks just fine. The swatch looks great post washing and drying.

It strange, I used to love these Addi Turbo needles, then I tried the knitpicks one and I far prefer them, the tips are pointy and they even seem smoother than the Addi's- also the cord is superior, more flimsy, but that isn't a bad thing, the Addi's seem stiff and unyielding now. I think I need to order another set of the wooden ones in size 10.

and the usual pair of socks- I'm making the heel flap on this one, the other one's flap is done. When I knit two on two circulars, I can;t figure out how to knit them at the same time for turning the heels. I just can't get that information in my brain, so I do then separately until all the decreases are done after the heel, then I knit the feet all at one.


Anonymous said...

OMG, I'm so glad you said that about the diagonal ribbed pullover! I've been baffled at row 3 myself. I've ripped it out twice.

It doesn't make sense. Seems that it doesn't come out right.

Wonder if there's a pattern mistake?


Anonymous said...

Update on this - there *is* a mistake in the Diagonal Ribbed Pullover pattern. I counted it out and on Row 1 you are to work two more stitches than what you cast on.

Sherri, my beloved knitting teacher, came up with a fix:

so cast on 2 more than what the pattern says.

set up to first place marker (pm) same as pattern says.
center panel
[p2k2]16 times, p2.
pm and follow pattern as written.