Tuesday, September 13, 2005

I'm still here...

and I'm still knitting...sometimes...

What is it about September? Between work, classes, the dogs, the house, the family, its all so overwhelming at times. Unfortunately , I had to cancel my trip to Stitches East. Converging familial schedules seems to have put my world out of whack. Ah well, I don't really need new yarn anyway...oh but I really do, but I'll not dwell on it.. or at least I'll try.

In knitting news, Gryffindor grows.

Albeit slowly. I'm still working my way through continental style. I like it. The stitches seems a little tighter, more uniform, less wonky. My purl technique needs a little work though. I do some sort of throwing movement, (not a true picking maneuver) with the yarn in my left hand when I purl. It feels a little unnatural, but hopefully it'll get easier with time. As I knit a little tighter, I think I need to clear out my WIP's. I defintely don't want my gauge to change in the middle of a project. That could be a knitting nightmare.

While we're on the subject of nightmares. What about frogging Kid SiIk Haze? A veritable knitting nightmare. But I think I've found something worse. Recovering a ball of KSH that had been previously ravaged by the dog.I tried. But in the end, I really couldn't do it. So now I have this...what lies above the dangling circles of KSH is a huge knotted mess. So scary, there won't be any pictures of it. (I forgot to photograph it.) Am I paranoid, or does the beaded scarf hate me?

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8 comments:

Tracy said...

Oh dear she says with a knowing smile, how close I've been to that happening with a certain four legged friend of mine. When I've had to frog it in the past the only way I can do it is to lay it down on a flat surface and place my hand over the bit I'm doing atthe time and pull VERY slowly. It catches and mats so easily doesn't it? Good luck!

Lolly said...

The Gryffindor scarf looks so great! I can't wait to start on my HP knits later this season.

Oh my, I don't even want to think about frogging the KSH project I have going... I have heard bad things, and I am just sorry that it happened to you, Eyeleen!

Anonymous said...

Your dog looks fabulous in the scarf.

Well the KSH seems to make a lovely art project, but you're right that it no longer looks knittable. Ick.

Alyx
http://stringtheoryfiberarts.typepad.com

IndigoMuse said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yikes that KSH looks like quite a challenge. I hear that if you put mohair in the freezer for a bit, its easier to frog. Good luck.

Where in VA are you? I'm in SW VA. Just curious.

Tanya

Life's a Stitch said...

For some reason I can't seen to complete a row of purl in continental, but I'm OK with continental ribbing.

Oh, I want to pat that pup!

Elizabeth said...

Eyeleen, Thank you for your kind comment on my blog this morning. The cookbook has really been a challenge, but a lot of fun to work on. I'm finally, after a year, beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. So sorry about your KSH project. I've had that happen to me before and it's very disheartning to say the least. I love your little puppy!!! We are looking for another dog to replace Jenny who we had to have put to sleep because of cancer a couple of weeks ago. Haven't decided exactly what kind we want, but definitely an outside dog. Of course, Jenny will always be in our hearts. She was a wonderful, gentle dog and will be hard to find another one like her.

niter said...

wow! great progress on the scarf! Mine is going so slowly (thanks to DK weight and thanks to vet school).

I love the shot with your dog!

ChefMessy said...

Whoohoo! Nice scarf. Looks great on the pooch.

I'm surprised you let him near it after that yarn fiasco!