Monday, October 30, 2006

Nuttin' but knittin'

Good Monday to all!

Here's a little recap of my weekend...

Friday evening I started my first sleeve for my CPH.

Saturday morning, after getting the ribbing done and 30 rows of cable on the sleeve, I sat back and thought to myself...I could knit this on circs. Soooooooo, I frogged the whole sleeve and cast on on small circs. YEAH RIGHT! Where was my brain. Since I'm doing the largest CPH it says to cast on 54 sts that means you start with a K2 and end with a K2. That way, when you seam it you lose 1 knit stitch on each side so it looks like it's suppose to. Well, I took out 2 sts to fix the fact that 4 knit sts would be sitting together (YUK) and so I cast on 52 sts on a circ. Again, YEAH RIGHT! 52 sts are impossible on even the smallest circ I own and for some reason I could not fatham the thought of doing the sleeve on straights again. But at the same time as you are probably sitting there reading this your brain is saying...DPN's, DPN's. Well, that's not what my brain was thinking. I was so frustrated with myself for frogging the sleeve that I walked away from it for the day. Later in the day I realized that I could knit it on DPN's but then still couldn't work on it 'cause I needed US 6's and I didn't own a set. ARGH! So I had to go hunt down a set and all I could find at after 5 p.m. on Saturday were Clovers (EWWWW). So I gave in and got them... but they are going back! I DON'T LIKE THEM!!! I feel like I'm knitting with dowel rods.

on Sunday I sat at most points of the day and knit my CPH sleeve in the round. AAAHHHHH! Even with the increases it is very easy to knit in the round. I will have to take some pics to show you. Once I get to the sleeve cap I will go back to straight needles. But I am trying to keep as many sts as live sts. I plan to pick the sts up around the armhole and do a 3 needle bindoff.

Ok, enough about my onto my Harvest Sock Swap news.

I still have yet to hear from my pal. Not even a hello note to let me know they're out there. (Sob, sniff) So if you are out there pal....Hi! It's Amy, your pal. (me waving my hand)

I was going to send my pal's stuff out this past weekend but I found something else that I want to make and send in my SECRET package. So it will be just a bit longer. Sorry pal.

That's about it for now. I have tomorrow off from work so hopefully I'll get some more of my CPH done. I really want to finish it. It is for a gift for Christmas. I hope she likes it.



Sarah said...

They look great!

The Fluffy Ewe said...

Amy: Addi has 12" circs, not sure if that helps your situ or not. :) The gal at my LYS says she knits socks with them too!

I love that red and gray sock yarn. Where on earth did you find that and do they have more? Lol I would love to knit me and the boys a pair (I doubt DH would be as giddy about them as I am.)

I love the Pumpkin Show! Glad you got to go!

The Fluffy Ewe said...

Wheee!! I found Temptations!! (read your archives) I called her and she has 2 skeins in sport and I am picking them up tomorrow. Yay! Thanks for replying to my blog post and feeding my yarn obsession. Lol

dlj26 said...

Your CPH looks great. Quicky question tho - I'm casting on the left front in the largest size and the directions don't give me a ribbed hem, but rather a weird moss/seed hem - did you have this problem?

Doogle Knits said...

Ahh, three needle bind off -- very clever. You might have just answered the question I left on the CPH blog.