Tag Archives: frustration

These are the Stripes that Never End/They Just Go On and On My Friend…

I love Ravelry. I document my knitting projects on Ravelry and that is how I know I started this sweater project on November 20, 2010. It’s a striped turtleneck pullover, knit on size 1 – 2 needles (whatever gets you gauge, … Continue reading

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Knitter’s Block

The knitting slump has continued, and I blame the computer. It’s too interesting. So, I have taken the bull by the horns and started a couple new projects. The ostrich feather lace kerchief is a design by Dawn Prickett which uses … Continue reading

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Mitten, mitten, who’s got the mitten?

I think that The Mitten is done.  I still need to write up whatever-it-is-that-must-be-written-up about it, but the knitting is done (it still needs a blocking, however):  I went back to my original color scheme, went up a needle size … Continue reading

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Fair Isle Fun – take 3

I think I have mentioned that I hate The Mitten.  I may be making friends with it now though.  I’m working it again (that’s mitten #3 for those keeping score), this time going up a needle size for the fair … Continue reading

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Spiraling out of control

When we knit “in the round,” we know that we are actually knitting a very long spiral. That one long tug on the right end of the yarn would unravel the whole piece in a tiny fraction of the time … Continue reading

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In the Doldrums

Is it the heat?  Is it Twitter?  My knitting output has slowed to the merest trickle, despite available time and at least one deadline looming.  Glancing over at my voluminous stash, I feel guilt and anxiety rather than joy.  How … Continue reading

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Fair Isle Frustration

Well, I ripped back the central color work portion (the black and green looked okay to me) and reknit it on double-pointed needles.  I appear to have gauge (I’ll see for sure after it’s done blocking), and I think it … Continue reading

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In Which I Apologize for Being Lame

“It’s too darn hot, too darn hot…”  –Cole Porter I’ve been barely knitting at all, barely doing anything I don’t have to do, really, because it’s so freaking hot.  Even with air conditioning, it’s like my body knows how hot … Continue reading

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Having kittens about mittens

Perhaps you have guessed that I’m not 100% thrilled with my colorwork mitten for the TKGA Level II Hand Knitting Program.   I am not a huge fan of stranded knitting, although I certainly have been moved to endure it … Continue reading

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The Wrath of Yarn

I know you’ve been eagerly awaiting my decision about what part of the TKGA Level II Program to tackle next (all 3 of you).  The answer is…the mitten!  I actually have 4 colors of Plymouth Galway, the yarn specified in … Continue reading

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