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Tres Chic Veronique

 

Ouch!

Agnes is progressing, although I suddenly remember how much knitting with cotton hurts my hands. Especially moss stitch, because I have to tug each stitch tight. (Yes, I could go down a needle size but: a. I'm already knitting with 3s, and b. the row gauge would then be off). Good thing I started with a half-front and not the back!
False Start
I did make a few minor changes... After knitting the moss stitch panel, I realized that I hadn't been instructed to slip the first st, so that the edge where the buttonholes will be looked bumpy and lumpy. Ugh!
I had to rip...
Rip!
And re-knit:
Agnes-- Much Better!
Ah, much better! I was so happy at how well this half-front turned out that I decided to work the back. All I can say is: ouch!! My hands are killing me! I know that Katy understands what I'm talking about.

I've also been playing around with my Yarntini sock club yarn...
I started with 60 st, and grand plans to work the Mermaid pattern from the book we received with the yarn. Well, although the Mermaid sock in the book is worked in winding k2 p2 rib both on the top *and* the bottom part of the foot, I decided to work the bottom part of the foot in stockinette. Who wants ribbing under their foot? Did I notice that the pattern biased? Yes, but I didn't think it was that important. Rip. Then I decided to work k3 p1 ribbing. Oops, 60 st is too many. Rip. So I worked k3 p1 ribbing on 56 st. Didn't like the look of that ribbing. Rip. Then I tried k2 p2 ribbing, but not only was 56 st still too big, it turns out that I don't like the look of ribbing with self-striping yarn. Rip. Finally, *finally*, I settled for plain stockinette on 54 st.
Here's a visual summary of my Yarntini misadventures:
Ripping...
Good thing that this yarn is a joy to knit with!

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By Veronique
On Friday, May 11, 2007
At 5/11/2007 01:20:00 PM