Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Monday, September 27, 2004
Hello and a progress pic.
I started on the Interlocking Balloons scarf several days ago. The progress was less-than-inspiring at first, but after I "got" it and worked on it without trying to pay attention to a movie at the same time, things sped up considerably. I'm using Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport and size 5 Addi Turbos.
The scarf I really want to do is the Flower Trellis one, but I can't bring myself to spend $40+ on a scarf at the moment.
Sunday, September 26, 2004
Going in search of a pattern
A technical request... I'm a brand new blogger and just finished building my blog today. Not to be a total newbie, but I'm a bit confused by how to save buttons to my sidebar. I've seen lots of requests to "save it to your server", but not sure just how to do that. Currently, I'm using Hello to insert photos directly into my main blog and gallery blog and Flickr to host a gallery as well. Please someone, take pity on me and give me a tip on this. I don't want to get nastygrams about stealing server space.
Thanks in advance, Nancy http://thecraftywench.blogspot.com/
Is it punishment?
Then I say, "Hey, Debbie Bliss has a chevron stripe pattern!" It, too, seems to be wrong.
So after casting on and knitting about six different times, I decided to figure it out myself. It was easy enough, but my brain wasn't working and I had to go through another six tries before I finally cast on the right amount. So now it's working.
The problem? Both patterns seem to ignore the fact that if you decrease one stitch at either end, you're going to have to increase two somewhere in the middle in order to preserve the stitch count. The pattern in the back starts with a double decrease and ends with a double increase, with two decreases on either end, meaning you're two stitches short. The Debbie Bliss pattern seems to do the same thing, although she, for some reason, has the pattern worked on both the right and wrong sides, so it's not as easy for me to tell (so I might be wrong about that).
Needless to say, I'm annoyed that such a small thing was overlooked. It's the same in game creation, lately: make up the directions, print up the stuff, and let the consumers figure out what's wrong, rather than testing everything in the first place.
And this reminds me to put a link to the errata on the sidebar. :)
Saturday, September 25, 2004
Can't wait to see what other are doing!
Labels: Ruffles Scarf
Thursday, September 23, 2004
Welcome to the Knit-Along!
If you're interested in joining, please send an email. I'll send you an invitation to join this blog, and you can post as much - or as little - as you wish. We at least hope to see an introductory (who you are, what you'll be doing and in what materials) and a finished-product post.