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Sunday, January 07, 2007
Well, I have been one frustrated knitter of late. I found this group and decided I needed to join them knitting two socks on one circular needle. I am here to tell you, I am well over it. I have been knitting for 26 years. Admittedly I am not an expert. But, I do know my way around a pair of needles. I understand, I really do. I just can't do it. Could it be to do with the amount of concentration it takes? Possibly. I am not a good concentrator. Not at all. I am also not very good at being patient. (My very short sentences might have given me away on that one! I am known for my no nonsense approach!!!) And so, because I am well adjusted enough, I gave up.

I then decided I would knit one sock on two circular needles. People, I bought some Addis. I have to use them. So, I thought to jazz it up a bit, I would do a Jaywalker. It was travelling fairly well. One sock on two circs - pretty cool. I like it. The Addis are great too, although I kinked my cord a bit trying to do magic loop. Holy shmoly. And one of them seems to have a little burr on it and catches and I don't know what to do about it. I can't find it when I am not knitting. Then, last night I made a tiny error somewhere, there was an extra stitch and in a fit of rage (remember - no patience) I pulled it off. The Opal that I am using is beginning to cast itself on. "Here is my long tail!!" It too is very kinky. Hmm.

This morning, I began again. Then I ripped it off. Because I found this, and I am so going to do two socks on two circular needles. And I am going to make them plain plain plain. But I am going to make them fraternal, so that I can at least see where I am up to. I will let you know how I go. At this rate, I might finish them by the end of '07!

I also ripped my Dublin Bay sock which was up to the toe, because I had made a mistake in the lace in the leg and it was annoying me no end. Do you feel for me yet? And all I wanna do is buy yarn! I like this though. This I am going to do. I hate picking up the stitches, it always feels like I am doing the wrong thing and it will all fall apart.

To prove that I am not completely useless, I would like to share this:

This is my Baudelaire sock for our tiny Baudelairealong. I am currently up to the gusset. I love the pattern, it is so easy to follow and only eight rows of repeat with every second on being knit knit knit.

I have been listening to some podcasts of late. Have you heard Lime and Violet? Pretty cool. They have a kind of KAL going on, where you measure how many miles of sock yarn you can knit in three months. I am not going to join, as looking at the pictures of other people's stashes puts mine to shame. And of course there is Cast On. And It's a Purl Man. Are there any Ozzie podcasters out there?
Oh yeah, and my phone died. *Sigh*
ooooooh the Baudelaire sock looks gorgeous!!

I have avoided the whole socks on circs thing cos dpn work well for me.

I have to master the toe up though because there are some lovely patterns that I cant do until I learn it! lol

Hope to see you tomorrow.

You need to listen to "Sticks and String" - it's done by a guy knitter from the Blue Mountains. It's a lot of fun to listen to, but a little more serious than L&V :)
Attention my fellow SNBer's!

The cafe at Door of Hope dosen't open till Wednesday! So tomorrow will have to be a BYO lunch and drinks day. So pack your cut lunch and fill your thermos, and then perhaps pack it as well.

In addition to this mail out, I will attempt a mass mail out to everyones accounts through my yahoo account, hopefully covering everyone. If anybody knows of anyone who won't be reached by either of these e-mails can you please pass the message on to them! I'd rather double or triple up than have someone come tomorrow unawares and unprepared.
Cindy has a wonderful idea to help solve these minor hiccups in the future! Will discuss it all tomorrow! Cindy I will draw up some ideas tonight and hopefully then after tomorrows discussion we can issue it out at the next meeting.
I like the whole dpn process, I just like doing it. I know how wonderful people say the socks on circulars are, but I'm not for turning!!! I like reading about your little hissy fits though!!!
Oh your Baudelaire looks so perfect!!!! I had a little hissy fir of my own on that score.....
Have to agree with JulieB, "Sticks and String" is fun to listen to.

Love the look of the prrrrrrple Baudelaire sock. Very nice! I have not tried toe up yet, not sure why. Just comfortable with my cuff down method. Speaking of methods, have you tried the magic loop way of making socks? I LOVE it!
Mmmm. Your Baudelaire socks are positively yummy! So pretty. I'll have to give that pattern a try. And you made Pomatomus, too? What did you think of the pattern. Oh, by the way, you asked for photos of what I bought...I just wanted to let you know they're up on my blog now (but didn't have your e-mail address). See you again soon!
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