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Project 5 grows... [Oct. 7th, 2011|10:30 pm]
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Today I made a mistake with Project 5, purling a row I should have knit.  Ordinarily, I'd know how to fix that, or just decide to put a ridge  there and call it a design element.  But this time...this time I knew the purl row would just look silly.  Yet I didn't know how to rip back to the previous row when there were those "drop yarn-overs, make a new yarnover" combinations.   I thought about it, picked it up, put it down, grumped...and finally just started slowly taking it apart.  This yarn is so fat that it's not quite as easy to see as a firmly, slightly less plump yarn...but I did it.   And fixed it.  YAY.

Here's what it looks like this evening, laid out on a chair covered with a red towel to make it easier to see.

Because the pattern is basically stockinette, the edges curl in toward the purl side, making almost a complete column of the knit stitches...it looks sort of like a fancy braid.  And it's comfortable around the neck (yes, I tried as soon as it was long enough.)    You can tell I've used over half the yarn in this skein--I didn't worry too much about gauge, though the last time I checked it was pretty close.  I'll see how long it is when I'm through the skein and if I think it needs more, I'll add on some from the other skein.   I suspect I won't want it too long--it's "loose" enough that snagging is a concern.

EDIT:  Here's a closeup of the look, a detail of above image:


[User Picture]From: seitherin
2011-10-09 03:35 pm (UTC)
"Knitting wendy" . . . Is that what those things are called? I used to make mine from things around the house when I was little. The old tube curlers with four bobby pins was a quick favorite. And the old style wooden thread spools with four small nails hammered in one end. I never actually did anything with the long ropes I made, but I really loved making them.

Which now has me thinking about making up a nice long rope and knitting a bulky scarf. Hmmm...
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[User Picture]From: queenmaggie
2011-10-09 05:08 pm (UTC)
nd i had funn with it too, inspecting her yardage every day, ad encouraging her to learn something
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-10-09 08:22 pm (UTC)
OK, now I'm getting hooked (as if I needed something else to be hooked on...)

I can visualize the old tube curler with four bobby pins, but then what?

I took the vampire stake needles and the scarf to church today, to show some of the choir, and at least a third of them, on looking closely at the yarn, asked if I'd knitted that first. My brain explodes!
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[User Picture]From: seitherin
2011-10-21 06:50 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the lag in reply. I hate it when school gets in the way of life. So annoying.

I'm not sure what you mean by "but then what?" What I did was pin the bobby pins to the curler so that just the head of the pin was free and then I would cast on and make rope with the rope dangling down inside the round tube of the curler. My baby dolls had the mostest and bestest hairbands on the block.

The curler I used was light green and had bristles on the outside while the inside tube was smooth. There were also holes along the length of the curler which let me anchor the pins by pushing the long, straight edge thru the hole.
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