Tuesday, August 24, 2004

frustration

ahhh! i was able to snag lots of luscious rowan cotton tape this weekend (on sale!) at suss design. i was all ready to start thrill from it's a tape thing, did the ribbing, and then started the simple lace/open pattern. ok, is it just me or can i not do this? it's the same pattern used on carla so i know people are doing it. but i can't seem to make it work for my 42 stitches. if i take 2 off for each knit stitch at the end, it leaves me with 40 stitches. however, as i see it, the pattern is worked in multiples of 3 stitches. it's yarn forward, slip 1, k1, pass slipped stitch over. i just can't seem to get it and it sucks big time, cause i really wanted to make that tank top while the weather was still warm. sigh. i will look at it again later.

but i got my yarn from jimmy beans wool. gotta love that california shipping, cause it was here in a flash. i have some r2 paper in blue and pink, and some cascade lana d'oro tweed in aubergine, a strange purple, red color. i decided to start bloom from rowan 36 with the tweed, since i could not figure out thrill. it like how it is knit sideways. i have to find a sideways sweater to make. love the way that they look.

major updates on the stash page coming soon. i need to borrow a camera. i bought lots of yarn this weekend and even checked out a new shop. more on that tomorrow.

still packing up the apt for the big move on saturday. we are having a moving party and already have friends signing up to help. it's great to have such good friends. speaking of which, i almost forgot that i received some cool japanese magazines today from may lyn of consomme from a little swap we did awhile back. she also sent me a beautiful pair of green earrings that she made herself. how did you know that i love green? thanks, may lyn! i will definitely get a picture of them.

and i also received my first secret pal gift. man the mail love just keeps coming. everything in it is fantastic and my secret pal is in tokyo. i will post more about all of my new stash/gifts once i get the camera back. but thank you, secret pal. you totally made my monday!

now i am starving but i don't go to lunch for another hour. i don't know if i am going to last.

moving countdown 5 days...

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:53 PM

    Hi Thuy,
    I apologise for posting anonymously because the blogger sign up gave me a big headache. Thrill is a cool design and I'm sorry to see you have problem with it. Hope you'll sort it out soon. Nevertheless, bloom is a good choice too.

    Siow Chin
    (http://yscmama.typepad.com)

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  2. Glad you like the mags and earrings :o) I did not realise that green was your fave but the stones were really nice and I have not made earrings in a long time. And do post pics! Would love to see them dangling from your ears!!!

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  3. Now that I know what you're having difficulty with,I'm wondering if you missed the decrease on the last row of the ribbing. You really shouldn't have a problem with the stitches. I knit Carla with the same number of stitches and the same stitch pattern. I know it's a multiple f 3 stitches but you should only end up with 2 sts. on the left needle once you've worked your pattern. Maybe it's the way you did your YO? I have no clue....

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  4. Siow Chin - Does blogger make you sign in? I hate that. I was sure I set my account so that you didn't have to sign in. I will check it again. Thanks for the kind words on Thrill. I hope to figure it out soon.

    Lyn- Yes, I love love green. The earrings are so cool. I have never made earrings myself.

    Sharlyn- I think the size I wanted to make (L but now maybe M) doesn't have any decreases after the ribbing. So my stitches should have stayed at 42. Maybe my YO is off.

    Thanks for all of the kind comments though. I will defeat the Thrill pattern soon!

    ReplyDelete

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Tuesday, August 24, 2004

frustration

ahhh! i was able to snag lots of luscious rowan cotton tape this weekend (on sale!) at suss design. i was all ready to start thrill from it's a tape thing, did the ribbing, and then started the simple lace/open pattern. ok, is it just me or can i not do this? it's the same pattern used on carla so i know people are doing it. but i can't seem to make it work for my 42 stitches. if i take 2 off for each knit stitch at the end, it leaves me with 40 stitches. however, as i see it, the pattern is worked in multiples of 3 stitches. it's yarn forward, slip 1, k1, pass slipped stitch over. i just can't seem to get it and it sucks big time, cause i really wanted to make that tank top while the weather was still warm. sigh. i will look at it again later.

but i got my yarn from jimmy beans wool. gotta love that california shipping, cause it was here in a flash. i have some r2 paper in blue and pink, and some cascade lana d'oro tweed in aubergine, a strange purple, red color. i decided to start bloom from rowan 36 with the tweed, since i could not figure out thrill. it like how it is knit sideways. i have to find a sideways sweater to make. love the way that they look.

major updates on the stash page coming soon. i need to borrow a camera. i bought lots of yarn this weekend and even checked out a new shop. more on that tomorrow.

still packing up the apt for the big move on saturday. we are having a moving party and already have friends signing up to help. it's great to have such good friends. speaking of which, i almost forgot that i received some cool japanese magazines today from may lyn of consomme from a little swap we did awhile back. she also sent me a beautiful pair of green earrings that she made herself. how did you know that i love green? thanks, may lyn! i will definitely get a picture of them.

and i also received my first secret pal gift. man the mail love just keeps coming. everything in it is fantastic and my secret pal is in tokyo. i will post more about all of my new stash/gifts once i get the camera back. but thank you, secret pal. you totally made my monday!

now i am starving but i don't go to lunch for another hour. i don't know if i am going to last.

moving countdown 5 days...


4 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:53 PM

    Hi Thuy,
    I apologise for posting anonymously because the blogger sign up gave me a big headache. Thrill is a cool design and I'm sorry to see you have problem with it. Hope you'll sort it out soon. Nevertheless, bloom is a good choice too.

    Siow Chin
    (http://yscmama.typepad.com)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Glad you like the mags and earrings :o) I did not realise that green was your fave but the stones were really nice and I have not made earrings in a long time. And do post pics! Would love to see them dangling from your ears!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Now that I know what you're having difficulty with,I'm wondering if you missed the decrease on the last row of the ribbing. You really shouldn't have a problem with the stitches. I knit Carla with the same number of stitches and the same stitch pattern. I know it's a multiple f 3 stitches but you should only end up with 2 sts. on the left needle once you've worked your pattern. Maybe it's the way you did your YO? I have no clue....

    ReplyDelete
  4. Siow Chin - Does blogger make you sign in? I hate that. I was sure I set my account so that you didn't have to sign in. I will check it again. Thanks for the kind words on Thrill. I hope to figure it out soon.

    Lyn- Yes, I love love green. The earrings are so cool. I have never made earrings myself.

    Sharlyn- I think the size I wanted to make (L but now maybe M) doesn't have any decreases after the ribbing. So my stitches should have stayed at 42. Maybe my YO is off.

    Thanks for all of the kind comments though. I will defeat the Thrill pattern soon!

    ReplyDelete

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