Knitting update…

My camera is broken (well, my iPhone camera is okay, but it’s not the best quality ever), so it’s sad to try to talk about knitting cause I can’t show it off.

I eventually fixed the cable, after lots of frustration. I finally figured out the thing to do was to drop all the stitches, put them back on a dpn, and knit one row at a time with dpns to work my way up all the “ladders” I dropped through. The twist is right now, but then that project hit another snag – I just don’t like the way the drop stitches look in this yarn. They’re too loose and floppy. Which is a tragedy, cause the yarn feels so yummy and the cables look so good. I’m thinking of frogging and making Hey Teach! out of the yarn instead. I’m still snooping around to see if I can find a pattern that would be closer to my skin since the yarn feels sooooooo yummy.

In other knitting news, I put my cotton, short-sleeve, empire-waist cardigan on hold for the winter…just not inspired to knit with cotton right now! I’ve been falling in love with wool all over again.

I finished the alpaca shawl with the yarn from Southwind Farms and it is lovely – once I get good pictures that gets it’s own post! I’ve also made a Norwegian Star Earflap hat in crazy leftover Cascade 220 colors – bright pink and bright green.

I forgot how much I loved Cascade 220. I loved it so much that I went on to cast on a Bountiful Bohus.

I like the pattern so far. I did misread and do a cable row every other row on the bottom portion, so I have very tight cables on the bottom of the sweater. They’re pretty but a lot of work. I also decided to only go about two inches of ribbing at the bottom instead of three – I think that the three inches would have been a lot for my torso, so I switched to stockinette a bit early.

Hopefully I’ll get ahold of a camera and get better pictures soon. I’m getting a new camera for Christmas, and that should usher in a new era of knit-blogging.


About Kristy Lamb

I recently finished my PhD in genetics at Yale and am currently a postdoc at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in NYC. I love science, people, and the fiber arts. We'll call it my muse. I taught myself to knit over Christmas break in 2002, when I was home from my sophomore year in college and was terribly bored. Despite starting with three big mistakes (very long aluminum needles, a very bad Coats & Clark how to knit book, and Lion Brand Homespun), I kept at knitting, even after that first 1/2 hour trying to tie a slipknot. Science...seems to be much the same process as the above.
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