Sunday, April 29, 2012

Almost finished :-)

After the stockinette stitch for 2 inches, I had to decrease by knitting 3 together. With the yarn being so thick I wasn't sure if I could. I knitted 2 together and then put that back on the left needle.  I knitted 2 together again. I hope this works.
After about 6 rows it became easier to knit the 3 together.

Just wiggly row so far

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Well, I couldn't bring myself to cut my knitting yarn until I figured out what to do.
So now, I have decided to knit this hat.
Cat on a Hat
Right now I only have black chenille yarn but hopefully when I am finished I can find some scraps to make the face.
Here is a better picture of what it will look like

Hard to see the eyes but there like w's with v's underneath

On many of these blogs people get hats done in less than a day.  I don't think that will happen but I will try.  Right now I am longtail casting on 55 sts and working in Stockinette stitch.  Hope  it won't take too long.

This is not a video of me, but it seemed to show how to long tail cast on well.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I stand corrected..

I looked in the Index of the book and found Jacquard Stockinette Stitch on p.32 on the book. This is what it said- "Follow the chart, twisting yarns together at each color change. After the last row, beg again with the 1st row."
Fortunately, since I am using all black, it isn't a problem.

Now onto the regular pattern.  After finishing the sole, I cast on 31 stitches and worked in stockinette stitch for 6 row.  Then is says "Cut the yarn. Put the 13 stitches at either end on the spare needles, and continue working only on the 5 stitches in the center to make the upper part of the bootie sock.  Yikes!!
Cut the yarn!! How to I work the stitches in the center if I have cut the yarn.  I will have to ask one of the people at the Yarning group in Jonesborough.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I've got soul

Bootie call
Ok. I went to make the booties to go with the Cat Hat. Unfortunately it tells me to work in a Jacquard Stockinette St.  There was no place where is explained what that is. I looked on the interweb and found a couple of sites where people had questions about this book, but no one had any answers.  There was no errata available. ( I learned that means information that was wrong in the book and they corrected it on the website ;-) )
This is taken from the website Blue Garter "Garter stitch jacquard (and I’m using the term as Montse Stanley does to describe stranded color patterning) is not difficult to do; you can work any charted design you’d use for regular stranded colorwork, except that you have to work each row of the motif twice: right to left and then left to right, so that your design reads on the garter ridges. On the wrong side there’s a pleasurable dance of the working and resting wools fore and aft to keep the strands on the inside of the sweater"
This was also a great help.  Knitting Patterns
Fortunately, I am doing the patter in just plain black so I don't have to worry about the color changes.
Once I figured out what to do, the bottom part knitted up easily.  It took only 10 minutes to do the sole.
Which side is up?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New Inspiration

Well, it is almost summer so I am going to try, try, again.  This time I hope I have some new inspiration.  One of my best friends is going to be an aunt.  I thought I would try to make something for the baby due in September(?)
LOVE the kitty hat!!

I came across this book at the library  Chick Knits for Stylish Babies. I am so excited because they have a pattern for a Kitten Cap that uses chenille yarn.  I actually have some of that on hand so it won't be horrible if I mess it up :-)
I wil TRY to keep this one posted.