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21/03/2010 at 18:40
This one is absolutely huge.  I didn't have time to look at the upstairs stuff and I need to get to Waterstones for a book stock up  for my hols.  You'll have to come and visit
23/03/2010 at 17:28

So, I've been working on a cardigan since Christmas. I'm halfway up the first sleeve and have decided I don't like it. It's a Sirdar Countrystyle 4-ply in a heather colour but I've decided the cardi was looking too granny-ish.

I'm resigned to ripping it back but haven't thought about what I'll make instead.

23/03/2010 at 17:42
Nearly Headless Kwilter wrote (see)
Sirdar Countrystyle 4-ply

Now that reminds me of my Mum.  She always used to use that wool!

23/03/2010 at 17:48
I remember being dragged around the wool shops with my Mum! Sooo boring!
23/03/2010 at 17:48

OMG! Not only am I turning into my own mother, I'm turning into other peoples' as well

What can I say, there's not a lot of selection at my nearest yarn shop

23/03/2010 at 19:08
lol Kwilter...  for some unknown reason I am finding this thread quite hilarious...
27/03/2010 at 12:35

I've finished my first mitt, and started on the second. They're going to be so cosy.

Also this weekend I'm working on a sweater that's knit in the round from the bottom up. Never done one like that before so something new there. I'm using the countrystyle 4 ply.

27/03/2010 at 16:01
no seams to sew up, Kwilter
27/03/2010 at 16:06

That's always been the bit of knitting that I didn't like.

6 rows to go on my second mitt then I start shaping for the thumb gusset...one of my all time favourite words that is, along with flange and placket.

Edited: 27/03/2010 at 16:06
27/03/2010 at 16:59
gusset *is* a fabulous word
kittenkat    pirate
27/03/2010 at 17:32
beebs wrote (see)
gusset *is* a fabulous word

I don't know whether is sounds sexy or like the innards of a cow..

I suppose it would depend on how you say it.

31/03/2010 at 14:04


My latest finished project. Mitts in some gorgeous yarn that Beebs gave me a couple of weeks ago.

31/03/2010 at 14:10
Pink    pirate
31/03/2010 at 16:52

Ooh, they're fab, Kwilter.

My stocking has stalled as I've got to the toe bit and think it might be tricky. Maybe tonight.

Glad I practiced as this one (the practice one) is looking a bit rubbish!

18/04/2010 at 16:27
Sobbing here as I started a scarf a few weeks ago, but only did 10 rows. I picked it up again today (finished more socks last night) and have decided I can make it wider than the pattern says and use up more of the skein of yarn I bought. I really don't want to rip it back, but have to.
18/04/2010 at 16:43
Kwilter .... thank gawd you're here!  I am doing the heel of my first ever sock.  Going fine but pattern then uses the abbvn 'ssk' and offers no explanation.  Only thing I can think of is slip stitch knitwise .... any ideas?
18/04/2010 at 16:45

Commiserations on the scarf ... but best rip it out now than be left with a finished garment you don't like.

I sewed up jumper no2 when I was away this weekend.  Pity thick jumper weather is over ....

iron fraggle    pirate
18/04/2010 at 18:14

TP - it's "slip slip knit" (I think the yanks use it more than we do) and is explained better than I could here

hope that helps

edit - it's also known by the Brits as "knit 2 tog through the back of the loops"

Edited: 18/04/2010 at 18:16
18/04/2010 at 18:25

Thanks fraggle.  I googled it and found out it was indeed k2togtbl and it is done!  It's a US pattern. 

My heel is turned, my stitches are picked up and I am decreasing down to 60 stitches again.  I may have a whole sock by tomorrow night

iron fraggle    pirate
18/04/2010 at 18:40
excellent!   which reminds me, I've got half a sock on the needles somewhere!
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