Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

You Know What I HATE

When i spend more time untangling a ball of yarn than I do knitting with it.


hopefully new FO coming soon.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


So I sent my correction in to interweave knits...on the below

And I was right.

I got this today:

Hi Jen,

Thank you for taking the time to contact Interweave with your explanation and spotting this error for us. I have sent your recommendations about the Braided Gem Socks from Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns to the book's technical editor and she agrees with you. This will be a correction we will make for future reprints and post online here as soon as possible.

Thanks again for your sharp eyes!

Best Wishes,
Lisa Quaratino

Marketing and Books Dept.

So yes, watching me knit is as painful as watching water buffalo dance the paso double...but...DANG IT, I can fix patterns!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Other finished project

sewing together 39 motifs blows monkey goats

but dang it's pretty.

Not a bad 2.5 hours work


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sock v. Jen---JEN WINS

So I was having more than a bit of a time with this sock. the pattern was start with 31 st, and at the end of the heel turn...I would have 19.

I must have stitched that Braided Gem Sock at least 30 times. (okay more like 10, but you get the jist)...I drew out the pattern at least 10 ...

Finally I reworked it and figured out the problem.

I was looking for ONE error in the pattern...there were TWO.

Kinda like how many shooters in Dallas that Nov. morning, eh?

It should be
r 1: sl 1, p 17, p2 tog, p1 (omitted the slip stitch)
r2: sl 1, k6, ssk, k1 9 on needle (was originally k5)
r3: sl 1, p 7, p2 tog, p1 = 10
r4: sl 1, k8, ssk, k1 = 11
r5: sl 1, p 9, p2 tog, p1 = 12
r6: sl 1, k10, ssk, k1 = 13
r7: sl 1, p 11, p2 tog, p1 = 14
r8: sl 1, k12, ssk, k1 = 15
r9: sl 1, p 13, p2 tog, p1 = 16
r10: sl 1, k14, ssk, k1 = 17
r11: sl 1, p 15, p2 tog, p1 = 18
r12: sl 1, k16, ssk, k1 = 19


I think i deserve new yarn...don't you!