Saturday, December 6, 2008

Benefits and features!

I got some super chunky yarn. It's this yarn, pretty colors. This doesn't exactly show you how thick it is but believe me, it's thick.

I'm using these needles, Addi Turbos. Generally this is a fast needle...but couple that yarn and the plastic tubing it slows down considerably. I struggle (it's an all out fight actually) to get the fabric to move along the tubing. BUT the benefit is the tubing does not flex itself into circles like the solid thinner plasic type connections. Gawds, I hate that. As much as I hate dirty dishes filled up with scummy water in the sink.

So this hat. Hmmmm, this hat. Last night I started it over 3 times. All 3 times I got about 2 or 3 inches done when I realized it wasn't going to work. The 4th time was the charm...sort of.

I remembered to increase after I did the band (failure 2 - forgetting to increase, duh). I was halfway thru the increases when I realized I was doing YARNOVER increase instead of Make 1 increase. (is this all Greek to you?). Damnit.

Frog or not frog? I mulled this over for about 30 seconds. No frogging. I could be halfway done with the hat with all the frogging & fighting I did last night. Knowing there would be holes (it's a magic thing with yarnovers, giant spaces), I figured it would enhance, yes, enhance the droop-ability of the beret.

OR I could weave a pretty ribbon in and out of the holes and tie a cute bow where the ends meet.

Beret: Featuring yarnovers! Tutorial coming! Bwhahahahaha.

Sometimes errors, if done consistantly end up being a "feature".

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


Donita Curioso said...

Sounds like you're having way too much fun. Lindsay needs to spend some time with you. She's also having too much fun knitting. For her future father-in-law she's making a scarf that's mostly maroon with a black band at each end. On one of the black bands she embroidered a Star Trek insignia and a row of stars. It's a Captain Picard scarf! Kyle's dad is a nerdy dude so he's gonna love it.

How are you feeling?

VO said...

I want to see Lindseys scarf! Tell her to take a picture so you can post it. Sounds like the perfect gift for him.

Well,as for me, I'm feeling frustrated! I made the chunky hat and it looks like a big mushroom. Or a shower cap. So it's gonna be frogged.

I made a second one with different yarn. Same thing. I NEED smaller yarn and fewer cast on's I think. Math is not my strong point.

Donita Curioso said...

What is frogging?

VO said...

rip-it, the sound a frog makes. When you rip out your stitches.

Donita Curioso said...

Heh! That made me think of someone accidently ripping out their stitches after surgery. I think that would result in a screaming sound.

VO said...

frogging a few hours of knitting work results in a screaming sound too.