Saturday, January 19, 2019

Going in Circles!

 So, I thought I would try to convert this common dishcloth pattern to a machine knit one!
And it worked!
Now usually this is knit in all garter stitch but that is not so easily achieved on a knitting machine.
I hand manipulated the 3 stitches on the edges so it wouldn't curl--
it was fun to grab a few minutes to knit a wedge!!!!
 The work took place over a small number of needles-17-20 throughout the knit
 since you work on only half of the diameter at a time. 
 I did have to work out how many rows per wedge (8) 
would equal what percentage of 360 degrees so I would knot how many wedges!  
It works out each wedge was about 25.7 degrees 
so 14 of them were needed to make a circle!
I kept bringing the finished wedges up to see where I was for closing in on the complete circle!
All in all, a good exercise in a 'what if' train of thought.....!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Cause and Affect

 When the morning looks like this... know that last night looked like this-
 and this-
 and this!
And finishing the dickey means I can start on these!  

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Two Accomplishments

 The vintage dickey is finished!
It is knit in Baby Bee DK yarn from Hobby Lobby on #6 needles.
I grafted the shoulders after knitting the turtleneck
 from the live stitches from the center of the front and back.
which were both knit the same 10" high and 12" wide in 1 x 1 rib.
 So no matter which way you grab chest warmer, it will go on the right way!
Because when it is cold enough to need it, you don't want to have to figure out which way it goes on!
And laying out my two blocks a day paid off-I pieced the last two blocks 
and hope to conquer cutting out all of the sashing strips next!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Taking a Rib

We took a trip to Daytona Beach to stock up on supplies-me to JoAnn Fabric's and DH to Sam's!
I bought the yarn to finish the dickey--I am cruising up the turtle neck with k1p1 
but couldn't quite hit the bind off before it was time to fall asleep.  
Soon though.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


We have a match!
It took a bit of tinking to get them to measure the same
when I ran out of yarn without making it to the height of the first sock
but I did it!

Stroll Fingering
Poppy Field Tonal
#1 needle
Cookie A's Monkey Socks pattern
knit from the toe up,
k1p1 begun as soon as the heel was turned

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Now to Make a Pair!

Sock one of the shorty pair of Cookie A's monkey socks is finished....
now to start the second one and have enough yarn!
Who says sock knitting isn't exciting?!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

To Work!

I applied the new ribbing techniques on the knitting machine and am making an AG doll hoodie.
I need to make the hood yet but this Saturday is interrupted with a funeral.
Am I, a friend's dad died.  I had the privilege of Skyping with my parents yesterday.  They were getting a snowstorm and I wanted to be able to see them;  since they won't be coming down this winter like they usually do (getting older complicates everything, you know!)
so we had a lesson on how to download the Skype app on a Kindle and sign in-my Mom is amazing at doing the new technological challenges!
So anyway, after a quiet morning of piecing a few blocks and knitting on the doll cardigan,
I will go and sit quietly and be very grateful.

Going in Circles!

 So, I thought I would try to convert this common dishcloth pattern to a machine knit one! And it worked! Now usually this is knit in...