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  1. Finished Projects.

    May 4, 2012 by enid

    It’s been so long since my last blog posts and so many things have happened since. I must first apologize for failing to keep up with the destktop calender I had going. April was such a wacky month for me.

    But what I have managed to do is finish many knitted projects. It’s such a good feeling to finish projects up. I’ll start with the last two I did maybe the next couple of posts will be my finished project updates.

    So just recently my child hood friend has come for an extended visit because her grandfather just recently had triple bypass  surgery. So I felt like I had to do something for them. So I decided to knit her grandmother a prayer shawl. Prayer Shawl.

    I used Marble Chunky by James C. Brett Bulky / 12 ply 100% Acrylic 341 yards / 200 grams

    But I unfortunately suffer from an illness, and I don’t know if I’m the minority here amongst knitters. Maybe there are others out there. But since I have discovered that I have a problem, I have found solutions for what ails me. I suffer from PBOS (Premature bind off syndrome). It’s chronic. I apparently do it all the time and with this project it was no exception. Here is proof.

    I think I could have gone maybe two or three more rows before I cast off. But I get so anxious that I just cast off. Today it was made very clear how comical the situation is when I started to do some stash diving, and found all these little extra balls of yarn, from other projects past. So many of them. A friend suggested I still them in a mason jar. I replied that I might need one of those bell jars. Yes. or I may need to make some kind of wacky mish mash afghan with them.

     


  2. Don’t panic

    July 25, 2011 by enid

    Knit knit knit, POP! What the What? I look down and what do I see? My circular interchangeable needles spontaneously disassembled. I was still working on the swatch of kidsilk haze. Mohair, lace weight, light light knitting, of all the things I’ve knitted on those needles. No worries I have another cable to replace them but I find it comical, it’s not like I was knitting cotton or something super chunky and heavy on the needles.

    oops

    Yesterday I was coveting a set of Hiya Hiya interchangeable needles. They come in this really pretty carrying case. But I thought to myself “My knitpicks Options Interchangeable Harmony Wood Circular Knitting Needle Set are just right. I like the cable on them, I haven’t had a problem with them YET and I don’t see spending $70+ on another set” I know I’m cheap but I also don’t have the space at home to store all this extra stuff.” However if I didn’t have a set already, I might have given these a try. I might someday just not now. The cables on the Hiya Hiya are smooth but it also rotates so you never have to stop and adjust the needles or the cable. My mom bought a set of circular needles from Hiya Hiya (not interchangeable) and I really liked that feature.

    What’s your favorite? Hiya Hiya or KnitPicks Options, Denise. Did I leave any out.

    P.S. I just called KnitPicks customer service and they replaced the cable at no cost to me. How cool is that. I am so grateful. ­čśÇ