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Monday, August 18, 2008

It was nowhere near calm!!!

Ok...you that know me well, know I have been knitting since I was 8...you know when I came over on the ARK...and crocheting since I was about 10. I have taken a long extended break from knitting...because it effects my carpal tunnel and I rather enjoy the crocheting and being able to throw my project down and when I pick it back up, don't have to deal with dropped stitches...

But I needed some variety in my life and needed a change up! And I also was looking for something to help relieve stress...which all knitters near and far proclaim knitting does...and WE ALL KNOW I AIN'T GETTING THAT OTHER STRESS RELIEVER!!! LOL

So I begun my knitting journey this past week...

It began with my friend Lishy wanting do do a buddy knit of a simple tank top knitted in the round...

It called for size 6 circulars that were 24 inches. All I had was 29 inchers. Lishy told me they would work....and I believed her.................. for a moment...

I cast on and when I tried to join the ends...it wouldn't work. Not enough stitches to go around the damm circular needle. I threw it across the room!

The next day I looked at it and growled!

The day after that I decided...Hey! I will knit it on straights! That way it will fit on the needles and I can also change up the pattern cause I will have a wrong side...and I won't get as bored...I cast on... oh, and I also went up a size on needles...to 7's...cause I knit tight...well...I always do the long tail cast on....I have done this cast on since I was in high school home ec and my teacher said the loopy cast on I had been doing just wasn't gonna cut it....

So here I am doing the long tail cast on....and my freaking tail wasn't long enough!

So I threw it across the room.

A couple of hours later I pick it back up. Rip and start over....this time my tail is more than long enough..I think I had almost half the ball of yarn left hangin there! lol

So I knit my first row. A simple knit 3 purl 2 ribbing.

I proceed to the second row which is purl 3 knit 2...duhhhhh.........and somewhere my mind goes to Hawaii and laying on the beach with some hot guy who will love all things about me..or you know...I was in lala...and I screwed up the pattern!!!

I threw it across the room!

Then on Saturday Kristi buys me an early birthday present....circulars...size 8 and 24 inchers...

Lishy comes over on Sunday and we both cast on. We knit one row.......

It seems all is well......

Except this tank knit in the round looks like its gonna fit my 6 year old neice Ella and not my big ass!!!! But Lishy says have faith...and so I shall and press on!

I got an inch knit so far!

3 comments:

spud's bud said...

If I say "wow" would that be a good start?You once ask me why i wanted to learn now I'm asking myself the same thing again.
So did you ever pop up on whosoever's door an surprise them?You got me thinking I might just do it myself.
I don't know if I need to be proud or worried but I was able to follow all you knitting talk an understand it
Later Chick

Lost Lishy said...

Oh sure. Blame it all on me! I see how you is. :P

Lost Lishy said...

Hey cheeky, you gonna update your sidebar stuff? lol