Archive for October, 2004

Gray Saturday = Stash Organization

Posted by jackie blue on October 23rd, 2004

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No, this isn’t even all of it.

Do I have the best Secret Pal ever?

Posted by jackie blue on October 22nd, 2004

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Look what just arrived! There’s yarn, a lovely green mohair that will make a beautiful lacy scarf, me thinks – some pretty notepaper and sticky notes in my initial shape – DARK CHOCOLATE kisses in a halloween container, and even biscuits for Ty (he just ate one, devoured it).

Thank you thank you, Secret Pal, this is such a nice box of treats!

To Pool or Not to Pool

Posted by jackie blue on October 22nd, 2004

Yesterday Alison asked what everyone’s big fat obnoxious project was, and claimed the Pooling Scarf as hers. I was with her when she thought of this knitalong and eagerly jumped in. But I soon learned that many people were having problems getting the colors to pool, and my meager little attempts (two or three) to cast on wasn’t giving me great results so I put it aside for bigger, better projects.

So last night I decided to try one more time. And I cast on, started, ignored the first line not lining up since everyone else had the same problem, and lo and behold, we had poolage. It was going fine for an inch or so till I totally messed up the lace pattern and couldn’t fix it so I had to start over.
And then, it seemed to be pooling again. So I kept going. And well, it’s not the perfect stripes I’ve seen on others. And I’m fairly convinced it’s nothing I’ve done wrong, just some skeins of Anne pool better than others. My edge stripes are pretty good. My middle pink and green just want to intertwine no matter what I do.

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And yet, there’s something I like about this. Maybe it’s better when it looks all watercolory, and not perfectly striped. I mean, if I want perfect stripes, I’ll knit with separate colored skeins, right? So, should I keep it going? Update: After posting this the colors stopped cooperating so I ripped it out. I started again a couple of times but no go. I’m now determined to get it right again. I should have left well enough alone!

We’re halfway there

Posted by jackie blue on October 20th, 2004

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By weekend I should have a sweater.