Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Scarf Mania

I've got it! My next project thanks to liquidgirl! Its called a diagonal scarf. (you can see it on her blog) Its done in short rows, which I personally have not done yet so this should be interesting.....I have come to discover I'm not as good as a knitter as I believed...No, its okay don't try and convince me otherwise..there are still a few things that elude me...like how the heck to get a stockinette stitch not to roll??? I finished my daughter's adorable striped scarf but the stupid thing keeps rolling at the edges...I've try to steam it, block it (have you ever tried to block a scarf...eek) and yes, I did it, I actually ironed it..which flattened the stupid stitches so much it looks like a different scarf. But..its still rollin..any suggestions from all you helpful knitters in cyberspace??? It kinda takes the fun out of knitting when your project doesn't come out like you want...And I've decided to try to knit socks...now this should be REALLY interesting...I bought some self-striping yarn so I don't have to mess with changing colors every other row, so I just need to concentrate on all the other things like the heel, gussett, etc. I bought Stephanie Pearl McPhee's Knitting Rules...I saw her on an episode of Knitty Gritty..so I bought the book because it has an actual formula...I've tried patterns..not so pretty..so I'm hoping I do better with this formula......so fingers crossed I will actually finish BOTH socks...I'll post pictures later. Until next time...Happy Knitting!

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