Monday, February 27, 2006
Friday, February 24, 2006
I cast-on using the German Twisted Cast-on (sometimes called Elastic Long Tail) and completed 12 rows of the ribbing (k1,p1) and a few rows of the color pattern. The German Twisted Cast-on provides elasticity and puts a purl bump on both sides to prevent rolling of the edge.
Janet released FLAK Part 6 this morning. So much to knit, so little time.
Monday, February 20, 2006
What was I thinking when I decided to do 2 FLAK sweaters (a pullover for my DH and a cardigan for me) and Sweaters from Camp KAL and Spring Forward Cardigan KAL? Oh no....
I just finished my FLAK front. The sleeve depth (H) is 9" and I am considering increasing it to 10". I plan to work on my SFC project until Janet releases Part 6.
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
I jumped head first into the frog pond. Do you see me there with my head sticking up?
I decided a 4" neck opening was too big on my DH's crew neck pullover. The neck opening from the center of the saddle is now 3".
I'm going to take a break for a few days before I begin my FLAK front. I need a cable break.
It's hard to believe just a couple of days ago we were buried in over a foot of snow. Here's another shot from my front porch and all the snow is gone! Scroll down to see a shot of the snow a few days ago.
Right on schedule my yarn for Spring Forward KAL cardigan arrived today. I ordered it from WEBS and it's Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Barn Red. It's 80% Pima Cotton/20% Merino Wool. It is a little more red than I expected. The barns around here have more brown in them :)
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
After I picked up the stitches for my DH's crewneck sweater and took a measurement from the center of the saddle to the neck opening it is 4-inches. That seems a little large to me. Before I jump head first into the frog pond I want to make sure it is too big.
On another note.... Happy Valentine's Day!!!
My DH travels (a lot and worldwide) for his job so he spends many hours on airplanes watching movies. A few months ago he saw "In Her Shoes" on an airplane and researched a poem read in the movie by Cameron Diaz. For Valentine's Day he printed the poem on pink paper and framed it for me. I love it! Here is the poem by E.E. Cummings... i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)
here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
Sunday, February 12, 2006
I started my Knitting Olympics project but kept thinking about starting FLAK Part 5. I decided I could at least get the graphs ready
I snapped a picture of my frequent visitor. The Red-bellied Woodpecker. The other birds are out in force and having a ball.
Saturday, February 11, 2006
I cast-on my Knitting Olympics project this morning. I keep drifting to reading FLAK posts and looking at FLAK Part 5 instructions. My project for the Knitting Olympics is to knit as many socks as I can using Fortissima Colori by Schoeller&Stahl which is a self-patterning or self-striping wool. I purchased enough for 8 pairs.
Sunday, February 05, 2006
His sweater will be similar in size to mine with the exception of the sleeve depth. That is the only difference so far.
The length of the saddles are 5", the back neck opening is 7 ", the cross-shoulder measurement is 17" so I needed to add 2" of filler (double Moss Stitch), from the center of the saddles to the sleeve depth (H) is 10".
Thursday, February 02, 2006
I will be traveling next week so I hope to finish the FLAK back before I go away. Now I must think about what project I should bring with me. I'm not even sure how much knitting I'll be able to do other than what I can knit on the plane.