Monday, January 25, 2016

On the Needles

I have a couple experiments on the knitting needles...



These'll take a bit of time to finish, and they'll need a bit of an explanation when done.

Also in knitting, I had a special request for a purple cell phone cushion...

 Desk Cell Phone Cushion

And now she wants one in black, too. So, stuff to work on.

How about you? What ongoing projects are you working on?

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    1. Soda tabs? I'm not sure what you're seeing, but no sodas were harmed in the making of my projects.

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  2. Can't wait to see what the first two projects are :) They look neat :)

    betty

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    1. Thanks. If all goes according to plan, it might be six months before I can reveal the second one.

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  3. I did a ton of research on this for WOVEN. Now I'm all excited again. :)

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    1. That's one of the things that attracted me to your book. But they don't knit in it, do they? Just sew, right?

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  4. I do love the colours!
    Projects? Well, I'm translating currently Pierce Brown's MORNING STAR.

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  5. Cool. I can't wait to see them when they're done. And a black cell phone cushion sounds cute!

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  6. I love the design on the first one and great colours too. I am working on cards as always

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  7. I have some new afghans from my SIL. I need to photograph them Can't wait to see your finished projects

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    1. Oooh, afghans. You'll post pics on your blog when you get the pics done, right? I hope to see them.

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  8. Every time you post one of these I decide I want to learn how to knit and then I think of how today I got my jacket stuck in my car door and figure I'm probably better off leaving it to the pros.

    "MAN KNITS SELF INTO MASSIVE SWEATER; FIREFIGHTERS HAVE TO USE JAWS OF LIFE TO UNRAVEL IT." -- Future headline in USA Today.

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    1. Then again, you might find a latent talent you didn't know you had.

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  9. I'm working on novel revisions, which doesn't photograph as well as your colorful knitting. :)

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    1. My novel revisions don't photograph well, either.

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  10. Well, I started a cowl yesterday which required a cast on of 248 stitches to be knit in the round. I carefully joined the round and thought I also carefully did not twist the stitches. Woefully, though, after about a dozen rows it became apparent that I had indeed twisted the stitches. There is no recovery from that. I tore the whole thing out at about midnight. I am too frustrated now to try again.
    I love the pattern shown on the first photo.

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  11. Intriguing...

    Unless I'm mistaken, it appears you're using the Magic Loop method for the second project. I haven't yet tried that method myself. If I were to hazard a guess as to what it is, which you say will take at least 6 months to make, and which is obviously knit in the round with a ribbed center ... a long skirt?

    Can't quite see how long your needles are in the first photo, but I'm guessing it's a blanket of some sort.

    Right now I'm finishing up that cabled hat I mentioned before, as well as linen stitch eye glass case. And I'm about to start on my second slipper sock to complete the pair.

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    1. Magic loop is when you use one circular needle. I'm using two. (I had to look that up.) Magic loop looks too bothersome for me. I found I really like using two circulars for working in the round (when dpns are too awkward).

      And I didn't say it'd take me six months to make. I just said it'd be six months before I could reveal it if all goes according to plan. (It shouldn't take me more than a week to knit.)

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  12. The first one looks very pretty, Liz. I wouldn't even try to guess what they are.

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