Saturday, January 03, 2009

site relocation

changing location people. We are now meeting over here:

sorry about the inconvenience.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

new year, new knits

I should be writing out or even thinking about resolutions, but why? I will just end up breaking them anyways.

but I strive to actually knit some of the projects I have planed. snort Like that will happen.

Monday, December 29, 2008

adventures in steeking

while I do have pictures of all my new yarn, I think I'll show you my first steeking project. Steeking, for those unfamiliar with the technequic, is knitting a sweater or vest as one piece and cutting (yes, cutting) out the arms and neck opening.

while I was knitting, I used some waste yarn (see the red?) to mark the places of cutting. Therefore, when I was finished, I just picked up stitches 2 vertical rows away from the red yarn.

then, I finished knitting the ribbing sleeve and cast off.

secure in the knowledge that the sleeve was not going to unravel or anything drastic, I cut and removed the red yarn.

see the little gap of stitches? That was the next thing to get cut. And ta-da! I repeated these steps on the other sleeve and neckband.

well, the cast-off rows are way too tight. But I did it! My first steeking project is done. I will defiantly be doing more.