Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Fetching....

Ok, started Fetching today, it's a knitty pattern that I was lead to by Chelsea I'm working with a very soft cotton Crayon from Knit Picks (thanks to Cami letting me know that there was a sale!!)

Did a geeky thing (although I didn't do a full 4 inches high, hopefully that won't bite me) My son has decided it's really soft and snagged it and I have no idea what he did with it now. Had to frog because my first stitch in the round was too loose but then I found this tip online: cast on an extra stitch, then pass the first stitch on left needle to the needle with the last cast. Pass the last cast stitch over that first stitch and then move the first stitch back to the left needle where it belongs. Then start knitting. It worked, I don't have a huge weird gappy loopy thing there.

First time doing cables and I suspect (now that I realized it) that I twisted at least one of my cables, I'm going to go a few rounds to see if it screwed it up or not. And in the meantime, I color coded one end of the cable needle with nail polish to help give me a hint for next time.

Tomorrow we have plans for the day (going to Six Flags, assuming it doesn't downpour... I really hope not since I pre-bought the tickets and we've been looking forward to this for over a month!) anyway, unless we get totally rained out, I suspect very little knitting will happen tomorrow. It's storming right now and I'm hoping that Mother Nature will get it all out of her system!

Good night, happy 4th!

-DFly

7 comments:

camillaknits said...

It's after midnight here, so...(clears throat, loudly) "happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy BUUUUR-thday, dear KNITTER, happy birthday tooooo yoooouuuuuu!!!!! (clapping, jumping, and hollering for a piece of cake with a flower on it) Cami

Marigold said...

Happy Birthday! Darn it, we didn't get to give you cake :(

Dragonfly said...

I didn't today either. Will get cake on saturday. Today is sunburn

melly~ said...

Did Marigold just say "darn it"?
that made me giggle - knitters...darn it...
ok, so it's just me. :oD
Happy Birthday D-fly!
I love that you linked my blog to yours. I feel special. :)

camillaknits said...

okay, 'slinghammer', how'd the birthday go? do you feel decrepit yet? I thank you for your honesty about the KAL shawl... who better than a sort of 'efficiency expert' would know when to cut losses and move on to the *cutest damn fingerless gloves I've EVER SEEN*. I love them. What color are you doing them in? will you be able to roadtrip before the snow flies? I realize, living where you do, that doesn't give you much time (said in the oppressive heat of summer...crazy)hey, remember that blizzard in 1996, the one that BURIED Milwaukee/Chicago? I'm going to think of that today when I leave the house out into the heat... good knitting on your glovelettes! ratchetjaws

knitter in the desert said...

I was in Chicago for that blizzard!(visiting a friend with another friend) It was insane! And for the record yesterday the high here in the desert was 114....I'm debating which one is worse, cold/snow or blistering heat....

Chelsea said...

Have fun at Six Flags!

Fetchings are so fun. The way I avoid the gap is to cast on one extra stitch and make sure it is on my last dpn. When I join in the round I slip the last stitch to my first dpn and k2tog the first and last stitches and the first stitch. Does that make sense? I don't explain things well. It has worked every time for me.