Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I love books!

I have been on the search for a good resource for knitting stitches. Last night I found two great books.

I am excited to devour Mary Thomas' book. The first edition was published in 1943. This book is full of great illustrations, knitting patterns, and instruction.

I am hoping to get going on designing again this year. I have so many ideas floating around in my head that just need to get out and knit up.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Aw Crap!

The 2010 Winter Knitting Olympics are under way. I have decided to tackle argyle socks this year. As you can see I have a mess on my hands. I now realize I should have worked on a swatch or two before I eagerly dove into my project. Appropriately I will be ripping this out after I finish this blog post.

A few problems are as follows:
• Well, just look at the picture.
• I am using size US 1.5 needles and the guage is too large so I am going down to size US 1.
• Since I am inexperienced with intarsia knitting there are a few holes where the colors change.
• The ribbing is too short. Normally it would be ok. I am ripping it all out I might as well fix it.
• Well, just look at the picture.

So now after I rip out my knitting I am going to to check out her intarsia tutorial. Hind sight IS always 20/20 right?