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This post brought to you by the letter K

So I've started on some really great things lately on my way to becoming a "real" knitter. A Knitter, in fact, capital "K".
1. Fair Isle! Oh yes boys and girls. Fair Isle. Tim got me one of those cool finger thimble divide-your-yarn things, but I've not tried it yet. I've just been doing it in some Mandy-made-up way and getting my balls tangled. Still, lookin good. A little pulling, but I'm still trying to become comfortable with it. I think for my first project, I'll try one of the Fair Isle bags from Handknitting for the Holidays.
2. Entralac. I can't spell, but you know what I'm talkin' about. It's Danica from Knitty, but I doubled it b/c I thought (in my infinite wisdom) that it was too skinny. I've already used one ball of Patton's SWS and it's wider than it is long. Not good. Well, not good yarn/money wise. It looks great. It's not quite as wide as Lade E, but is still pretty big. All the same, I think I'm gonna have to rip it. Oh well, no great loss. I do like the technique. Keeps you on your toes a bit, even if it does get a little tedious. Backward knitting is pretty fabulous.
3. The Nantucket jacket from Interweave http://interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/Galleries/bonus/winter_2006/nantucket1.asp
I'm doing it in a green slightly verigated yarn and I just really hope that the detail shows through. I'll be able to tell more once I get farther along.

Other than that, send outs are Friday for the tree swap and I still need to craft! Back to work.


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Jan. 18th, 2007 01:19 pm (UTC)
Reminds me...I told my friend Val that I'd knit her boy a blanket. Silver lining: she knows how I am, so she said I could knit him one for when he gets his "big boy" bed. Maybe I'll make one for when he graduates...college, that is.
On Fair Isle, I've heard it's easier to knit a project in the round and on circular needles. Less pulling, no purling, etc. So maybe a hat would be good. I need to try more, but I've got a bunch of stuff on my plate already.
Also, have you tried entrelac?? I love it! The way it looks is sort of like really big cables. There's a website (craftster.org) where someone knitted an entralac baby blanket and it looked great. Lemme see if I can find the link...
try that. Hope you can see it. So just in case you want to rip your current one, there's another idea.
P.S. thanks for posting a comment. i'm pretty sure that's the first real comment i've had :)
i had one about liking music from Justin Timberlake and Paris Hilton. it was spam.
Jan. 18th, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
You are too a "real" knitter. :)
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