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Sunday, January 07, 2007
  Aaaarrrgggghhhh!
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*
 
Comments:
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.

Katt
 
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.

http://sticksandstring.com.au/
 
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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