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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Learning Something New

So I started the front of S's sweater - I did the seed stitch edging, and did about 2 1/2" and then started the chart I had made. Following the chart - no problem. Knitting it, that is another thing. I had 5 balls of yarn going, and some of the floats were a bit long. I think I may need to go back to doing the heart (only 3 balls required there) and get the hang of twisting the yarn and keeping my tension even before I delve in a bit deeper. I think the heart will be really cute, and I may just try the S one more time before abandoning it. I have until Saturday the 28th to finish it, and the back only took me 2 nights of knitting, so I think I may just try it again. It's keeping all the balls of yarn straight - that is what is giving me a problem. Some of them are only 2 stitches apart, so I think I grabbed the wrong yarn at one point, and that messed up everything else.

Not the first time (or last!) I'll frog for learning....

The socks are coming along. I'm not sure I like the Sherman heel. It feels a bit tight. My sisters feet are about two sizes smaller than mine, so I may have to have someone else try them on to see how they will fit. If not, frog those back too.

I am still waiting to seam up Hourglass. With six dogs all wanting attention, it's been hard to knit at night. Hopefully in the next day or two I'll be wearing it!

Four of the six currently in residence: