Friday, April 02, 2010
Something with Ducks on it, for Easter, Passover, Spring
Wishing you chocolate bunnies, Cadbury eggs, a bit of ham and peace this weekend!
I chose this cute knitted outfit for today's post. The issue I have with this is it looks like a machine knit it. The pattern is available so I know it was handknit. I like a handknit to look a bit, well not store like. Don't worry my knitting will never look store like, with all the little mistakes I make!
Read some good tips on pilling on one of the daily emails I get from the knit companies. Did you read it? Well, they say that blends don't pill as much as 100 percents. I never knew it. Do you find that to be true?
Some good sock knitting getting done this week. Here's my problem. I think I post more of my problems with knitting than solutions! I tend to overpick up stitches after the heel is turned. They said to pick up 14 stitches, I think, but I knit a heel that seemed to knit at least 20 pickups to look like it fit.
Hence, the gusset gets pretty long into the foot of the sock. They always fit fine. But it makes the straight knit part, shorter. I love that straight stockinette part you know! Do you do this too?
You know I won't rip it out. I do make certain the other sock has the same number of pickups so they match.
Guess what? I am on the porch posting! Cricket is chasing a bee outside the screen. Life is good!
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