Sunday, October 21, 2007

SP #11 Contest 4

Well, I am supposed to post a picture of my first finished knitting project and my most recent one. I am also supposed to discuss how I feel I have improved over the years.

Well, I may be out of the running from the get go, as I have no picture of my first finished project. I'm not even sure I can remember what it was! It might have been a dish cloth, but I seriously don't remember.
My most recent finished object (or twelve) would definitely be a dish cloth. How have I improved? Well, I am a lot faster now and confidant in the knowledge that no matter what, it can be fixed if there is a mistake. Yes, occasionally I loose some yarn in the process, but I seem to be able to figure out most all of my knitting issues. The one that I am still having issues with? Figuring out if I have gauge or not. I started the Fake Isle Hat for DTE last night. Did I gauge swatch first? No. It is in the round, and I have learned from previous experience that you can't make a flat, back and forth gauge swath and have it then translate to an "in the round" project. So, I am going to knit the whole hat, measure the outcome, and see if it is "gauge." I already know if it is smaller than gauge, I will be making a second one; the large size sample at Yarn Harbor just fit her. If this one fits, very cool, if it doesn't, I guess I'll have to make a new one in a different size needle, or add a pattern repeat.

Why all the dish cloths? Well, exchanges, presents, and instant gratification. I am not the most patient person in the world (one of the big reasons why I knit in the first place) and when I make a dish cloth I have something done. Unlike the ten to twelve feet of scarf I keep working on along with those dish cloths! Yes, I have made something besides Ball Bands, but I gave them all away!

4 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

Those ballband cloths are so pretty! I've never done one of those. The whole "carrying one strand and knitting with another" always scares me. LOL

TeaMouse said...

I love the ballbands and I finally sat down on Saturday and figured out how to knit them - for some reason I kept reversing the yf and yb and I had a line of colour where I didn't need one.

I came to your blog a few times to see the one you had posted a picture of to see if I had got it right....thanks for inspiring me.

I think it turned out pretty good - I'm a little unsure of running the colour along the side - do you just carry it up the work along the side?

One of the reasons I love to do dishcloths is because of that instant gratification and they travel so well and can be knit anywhere.

Clare said...

The ballbands are beautiful! And that its a great picture to show off the variations in colour. Thanks for stopping by my blog - glad to remind you of pleasant holidays past!

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