Monday, August 22, 2005

I woke up this morning in a frenzy to frog.


50 rows of Eris went to the frog pond. I haven't been knitting much this week, but put in some time yesterday. I just didn't really like how it looked. So this morning....while I was waiting for the coffee to brew....ribbit, ribbit, ribbit....

I was reading some comments on the yahoo groups eris KAL. Other people were also using Andean Silk and one person gave a warning about cable splay. This person suggested using a cable needle that was smaller than the knitting needle. I am not really sure what spalying is, but I wasn't in love with how my cables were looking so I think that must be it. Okay I just had to google "cable splay" and I don't think that was my problem. Cable splay is a flaring out of the knitted fabric. My problem was more like sloppy knitting. ;) But I was using a needle 1 size larger for the cables. Anyway I decided to try different needles. My swatch on 5's wasn't really to gauge but I just didn't want to go down any farther. I'm stubborn that way. So I will be swatching again on 3's.

Something that worries me now is that maybe this wasn't the best yarn choice for a cabled sweater. I REALLY liked knitting with Jaeger Shetland Aran. It cabled beautifully and was very easy to knit with. One reason I chose this particular yarn was that the caption below the picture of lettuce said "lovely for cables" or some such sweet sounding phrase. Ah, I think KP's knows how to seduce the knitter. I think I am just feeling a little blue.
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I want to say a big, "Thank You!" to the people that have left comments on my blog this week. You rock! Seriously. It was nice to get some feedback/encouragement. I have recently started going to a S'n B in my area and that has been great, too. It's nice to be able to associate with people who share my passion. So, Thanks again!

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Meanwhile I have been working on the cable ande rib socks. I think I will omit one of the cable repeats on the cuff as I feel that they are already long enough and I am not looking for knee-hi's! These were great for practicing cabling without a needle. I can't wait to get to the heel as I have never done a short row heel before. I think my next sock endeavor will be toe up. That seems interesting.

Right before I left to buy a new needle for Eris I saw that somehow one of my needles got broken! Something really crunched it and I have no idea how ??????? Sniff, sniff, sniff. This was my second set of sock needles evah. I can't believe that I have had these for 10 years and now one breaks. I couldn't find Brittany's today, so I bought clover bamboo. I hope they will knit up more or less the same.

Kung Fu has been more low key for me lately. I have a shoulder injury and haven't been working out as much. I'm still going to claSS 4 times a week and working out at home just not as intensely. Though I have been keeping up with the weights. Plus I am a little knitting obsessed at the moment.

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