Monday, November 15, 2010
eta:i uploaded the video directly to blogger many times but it ate it! hence, a vimeo link instead
and here's how i do it!
please excuse the chippy polish ;)
this is a 'hold stitches to the front'/ left leaning cable twist. i find it easiest to insert the corresponding needle into whatever stitches are on the back first, then insert the other needle into the stitches on the front. for this left leaning that's right needle into back stitches, then left needle into front stitches. the reverse right leaning cable: left needle into back stitches then right needle into front stitches. (for a right leaning twist you hold the stitches to the back.)
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
November 28 2009
i wanted to do these on 2.5 mm needles. because those are the only Signature dpns i have. but i just couldn’t get used to the way the fabric looked. so i switched to 2.25 mm. the fabric now looks the way i like: goldilocks.
using toe as gauge getting like 9 stitches per inch. pattern wants 8. (probably the M1 increases tightening up the stitches. hopefully chills out once i stop increasing.) for my size the pattern already wants lots of stitches (76sts at 8 sts per inch). and despite the math and the logic i have only increased to 72. trying the toe on it already seems just a tad loose. even though i measured my foot and calculated and my gauge is tighter than the pattern. even still. it’s weird. but also i am still earning points towards my “Sock Knitter” badge. if you have any insight, please feel free to leave a comment. * note added dec 6- it was the M1’s tightening gauge. after finishing the foot and working on the ankle gauge is a definite and clean 8 sts per inch.
i will try it on again near the middle of the foot and if it seems tight i will add some increases.
see-sawing on the idea of an afterthought heel …
i expect these to take 1.5 skeins if i keep them below the knee. can’t imagine i will have enough patience to go over the knee with these but it would be nice to use all the yarn. we’ll see. plus, i’d like to repeat this pattern if i can get it successfully down. ::fingers crossed::
having major issues with the stitch count. frog and repeat. sticking with 64 sts on 2.25 mm needles. my gauge is 9 per inch. pattern is telling me 76 stst at 8 per inch for my size. ::shrug:: 64 is working just fine.
foot doned! in record time whilst chilling with Frogtasticjess at the whole foods.
no knitting today.
picked this up to get at that heel. i went through it with minimal frogging. haven’t got this short row heel symmetry perfect yet, but it’ll do for this sock.
not sure if i should follow the pattern for the calf increases and all. since i had all that trouble with what stitch count to go with, i don’t even know how to read the chart and follow the pattern at this point…
no knitting today. Working with Nozo setting up the visuals in Trish’s apartment for the even tomorrow.
Dec 8, 9 &10
after having a good look at the calf increase section form the pattern i realized i could use it after all. instead of following the chart portion for my size, i followed the stitch count i actually ended up using. so, it was like 3 sizes smaller on the chart. it is fitting perfectly. i have just been chugging along. finishing up the decreases while watching Lost. if only Netflix would play without reloading every few minutes and interrupting my flow :s
every now and again i toss a few rows onto these bad larries. they are done up to the ribbing and the ribbing is perpetual. i grab this project bag when i need some mindless knitting. after the summer i’ll probably be motivated to finish them up so i can friggin wear them. no hurry while this damn heat an humidity abounds.
rib rib rib
September 28 2010
BINDING OFF! i decided to stay to the knee for these. i want to wear them to Rhinebeck, it’s getting cold and i am in a finishing mood!
- noe to self: when i attempt again to make over the knee socks or thigh highs, i will start the ribbing much, muchmuchmuch, much later.
in the third picture (bottom to top) you can see the purl bumps this bind off leaves on the knit stitches. lsg discusses them here
October 5 2010
Bound off the second sock in the wee hours last night. not with out fail, as my knitpicks Harmony circ tip snapped near ten rows left. grrr. not a big deal i thought as i have Harmony size 1 dpns in stash, i go to get them, i ordered them a while ago, the package says size 1, i put them in a needles gauge and blam! size zero. knitpicks you fail again.
i finished them with the broken needle. wasn’t easy and my yarn did not like it but i had no other recourse! i was short on time.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
that's also why i prefer to knit socks from the toe up- casting on 56 to 60 sts means i have to count the stitches hundreds of times to make sure the number is right. oh and that "join, making sure the stitches aren't twisted" oh no no no! recipe for disaster that is.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
this pic is from way back in March . i haven't kept up with the, well, up keep for various reasons. but i am really eager to get it back to some funky color. i have the L'oreal Hicolor Highlights in red ready to go but i am thinking some pink or purple or crazy combo is in order.
my hair was super dry after this. some rest, many deep conditioners and a trim and it's all shiny and new and ready to be wrecked again :) actually, now that i know not to use a high developer and to layer, i think it'll be just fine. my hair is so super thin that's why i am avoiding the standard bleach and color route. i think it might all fall right outta my head if it did that!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
i know i have let quite a layer of dust gather on this blog. it's been a sucky summer. no one wants to hear about that bleh! on with the frivolité!
Introducing Urban decay's Book of Shadows Volume III, the NYC inspired edition. i didn't nab the Alice in Wonderland one or the Original. i was meh about them. but being an NYC girl, and having not bought any nice makeup in more than a year i just had to have it. (nail polish is it's own category)
there are two little lights (thanks UD for using blue bulbs :) on either side of the mirror. yes it's cardboard but it's cute. and for traveling it makes a suitable makeshift vanity.
i am super pleased with this acquisition. these photo were eagerly taken in the car with my ip4 just barely after getting them i was so friggin :squee:
okay! okay! i confess! i bought two :D
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
the 101 beautysupply and discount stores here. I came home with four
pristine Bottles if Prisms. Dusty as heck, tops scratched but totally
brand new. Hidden in the back of this cluttered no name hole in the
wall shop. And three Maybelline Colorama flaky topcoats. Very fun fun
fun! Pictures when I get a chance. I am mobile posting. My first
mobile post let's see how it goes. Hopefully not too many horrible
respellimhs by my stoopid iPhone.
edit Feb 22
i am not going to fix the messed up words my stoopid iphone made. i want you to see how stoopid it is.
here are the pics!
click to see them full
plum platinum, bronze coral (i think) something tourmaline, and pink... oh i dunno. i will have to get them out and give you the proper names. sorry! i usually remember these things. but it's late hahaaa
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
(click pics to make huge)
OPI Parlez vous OPI?, m60 plate
i got the plates in the mail yesterday. super fast delivery from OCNailart. they are in California (right? i mean, it's "OC" nail art...) i ordered these Thursday past. Monday POs weren't delivering cause like, it was a holiday (US peeps) and then Blammo! they were delivered early Tuesday. i couldn't play with them til the end of the workday thouhg so i was crankypants allll day : (
this is my 'station' just fartzing around and becoming familiar with them.
(and making a mess : )
no that is not a real Amex gold card. i have a bunch of these fakes from junk mail. i am not using the Konad scraper because i don't want to scratch up my plates.
yes those are delicious Gothsocks i am wearing. Teenage Drama Queen my latest FO which has yet to be blogged. oh wait, i think i just did : )
i also did Jess'
Migi Pink and yellow (from the silver set), m57
in other news, i got a Lamy Safari for Valentine's day!
In Piiiiiiiiink! i has a pink Lamy yay!
China Glaze Recycle with Migi pink and yellow (from the Silver set)
that's the latest!
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
i flipped the work around so it should look as if the work is in front of you.
this was fiddly so work with me here.
click photos for full view
the new needle (2) inserted in to first stitch on working needle (in the front door)
wrap the yarn around and pull taught (grab your scarf) . the new needle (2) will touch old needle (3)
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
plus i did like 6 rows on my Multnomah since yesterday.
it took me most of the day to decide on this stitch pattern for the sock. i originally wound this up and had a go at charade. it was a fail .way to tight after the heel . you remember me and heels not getting along right? i have to get through at least one more pair before i am truly truly convinced i have it down. since i have cast on like a dozen socks over the past year, me and toe-up goes know each other pretty well. i like to start them with circs but as you can see i am knitting the foot of these here with dpns.
what you see: a toe-up sock with lozenge stitch pattern in Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! differential Grashopper. acquired at SS09. Signature 2.5 mm Double-Pointed needles. i go around with 5
the early part of the eyar has seen me spinning just a bit. i mean i had to play with my Kuchulu. it came with a sample piece of Finn wool and i have been taking my sweet time with it. also came with som esuper silky silky. it's like floaty cotton candy threads. i can't mess with that.
i'd better go log in a few more rounds...