Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday - {18-1-12} Ground Hog day??

Well almost, I have only done a few rows on the Peacock cardigan! Quite shameful really seeing as it’s well on its way to being completed.
This past week I have been bitten by the customising bug, and attempted to re-root my Blythe with some lush fibre I dyed, unfortunately the fibre is too short for the look I wanted so I have pulled it all out which is a bit gutting as I have spent a lot of time this week doing it..but hay ho it’s all part of learning lol i manage a little crochet FO though!{You can read more about that if you wish on my other blog}
Talking about wasting time which seems to be a theme for me this week! *sigh* I wanted to knit a blythe dress, found a pattern that called for 2.75mm needles so got all excited as I thought perfect opportunity to test run my Blackthorn DPNs and it just left me feeling I had pissed £25 up the wall!
I don’t know if it down to my un experienced hands, but I found them to be unbelievably grippy thus making my tension stupidly tight , I struggled and kept frogging back my work for two nights and in the end they were making my hands ache from having to fight with them to move the stiches so I admitted defeat  and cast on with my Knit pros, and honestly the difference was so profound that I literally sighed with relief!
Moving on, look what landed this morning!! I haven’t had a chance to read through them all yet but all look lovely a first glance!

Right i have had my moan ;) I am going to go pour myself a cuppa and chill myself out lol while i catch up with everyone else progress this week on Tamis
Thanks for popping by!
xx

23 comments:

  1. Everything looks great.
    I wonder if the needles have something on them from manufacturing that makes them grippy? Do they feel odd to the touch?

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  2. Hmmm, I won't bother trying to track down some of those DPNs then! Thanks for the warning ;)

    Look at all your lovely books... I have Vampire Knits, it's lovely :) I made the Lore Hoodie but haven't got round to any of the other projects yet, you've inspired me to rectify that. Well, when I have some of my rapidly multiplying WIPs out of the way!

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    1. lol, you never know you might get on with them!? and you do a lot of sock work!! maybe i am just not used to working with such small needles?!

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  3. I either own most of those books or have flipped through them a few times, they are so useful! Sorry to hear about the needles, I've never even heard of that brand.

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  4. Hi Karen, they do feel odd to touch but are totally smooth, and they make a noise when rubbed together that could set your teeth on edge :S

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  5. I love wooden/bamboo dpn. The ones I used on my last socks split on the end, so will have to get some new ones. Wish I could look through your books!

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    1. sorry to hear about your DPNs but yay, aleast you get to go needle shopping :D

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  6. I love the Toe-Up Two-at-a-Time Socks and Cable Knitting books. I think you will have a lot of fun with all of those! The witches brew looks great!

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  7. On the bright side though, you have made progress....it's more then was there before soooooooooo, just keep at it, you'll get there.

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  8. Next time you come over, can you bring the needles and the books so I can have a play please? :)

    Sounds like a good week of "learning" - I had one of those last week (week before last?) and since then have progressed well. It's all part of the process.

    PS Booked mine and mum's tickets for Unravel on the Sunday :)

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    1. yeah of course! your welcome to try the needles out.

      yay i can't waite for unravel :D x

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  9. Knitting! And books! Books about knitting! Sounds like a pretty blissful week apart from your needle angst. Glad to hear you've found something that works better for you!

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  10. Don't give up on those Blackthorns yet - they're my favourite needles! The grippiness is especially great with a slippery yarn like a bamboo blend! But of course, use whatever works!

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    1. I won't, i am hoping it because i not used to working on such small needles or stights :D

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  11. What book is that with the Hoodie Devoted?? I think I'm swooning too.....

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  12. LOVEE the look of that cardi. Never mind that you "only" managed a few rows. It's still a few MORE rows than the day before, right?

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  13. I hate grippey dpns, they drive me absolutely nuts. They're exactly what you don't want for socks! Glad you've warned me off those needles.

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  14. Lucky girl with all that to look at! I have a huge pile of magazines I've just been chucking into a container, waiting for that elusive day when I have TIME to read!

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