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Project Fail

In knitting, stash busting on April 2, 2015 at 7:44 pm


I decided to finish a project I had “resting” for well over 8 months now.  I’m on vacation and thought it would be a great opportunity to finish it. Apparently it is not…I packed this project and can’t move forward.  The numbers in the pattern are all wrong.  I remember now why I put it down. I am regretting packing this project and should have packed a more sure project like another Sand Banks. Now I have loads of time and nothing to do. What a shame. Sigh. I’ll just plan for my ESK badges and KAL’s I suppose. #teamfleecyfoxes


In Uncategorized on June 30, 2014 at 12:58 am

Admit is coming along. I’ve gotten about 8″ of 13″ of the body. At about the 5″ point I realized that I made a mistake. The mistake is not the stitch pattern because it is stockinette in the round. But what it is, is an error in needles.

I’m on 6’s going round and round, but then I realized that I was using 1 needle in size 8 and 1 in size 6. I started kinda panicking, but I’m thinking that I can make the size 8 half the front. I have no intention of ripping back so I just have to make it work.

Has this happened to you? What did you do?

Cast on conundrum

In knitting, stash busting on June 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

On 6.13.14, my Admit became a reality. Casting on was challenging. I must have casted on like 7 times; not enough stitches/yarn, too long a tail, too short a tail… The saga continues with long tail.

Eventually I casted on, and round and round I went on 2 circulars (I don’t do nor like magic loop or any other way). Some how and some way, to my dismay, I mismatched my needles (you know, usually it’s ends of needle 1 to needle 1, and ends of needle 2 to needle 2). Next thing I know, a needle is in my lap! What?! So, in a panic, I took out the remaining needle, ripped back and cast on again. Sigh. I managed a few rounds and it was all good so I moved on.

Then on 6.15.14, I went to my favorite yarn shop and continued working on my animal print cowl with yarn I bought from Chelsea Yarns. Now, this is intense because it’s fair-isle. I have a rhythm now and I’m beginning to love the fingering yarn and the fabric it produces, then PLOP… A needle was in my lap. Man oh man! I nearly had a heart attack! I had NO INTENSION of ripping this back so a plan had to be devised and I’m glad it happened in a yarn shop. Hannie saved my life that day. Fair isle + Fingering weight yarn =There was just no way it would be ripped back. So in 2 minutes I was back on track and all was right with the world.

I discovered that my cowl has errors in the placement of color for the animal print. But the way I figured it, animal spots are perfectly imperfect and noone would take notice anyway. Seriously. Even I can’t tell, nor do I care.


Fall project update

In knitting on November 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm

My drama with Tilted Duster.

There is not enough yarn so I have to construct this differently. Backs and fronts complete and will be seamed. Sleeves are done (of course 2 at a time and one size up than the body). The next course of business is the collar and finally the skirt…in that order.

You all know I hurt my thumb, so I wasn’t able to pin and block it for sometime. Now, my thumb is much better and is actually growing back. I’m shooting for the weekend to block it so I can move forward.


There has been about a months hiatus, but I’m ready to get back on the horse.