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Below are the 10 most recent journal entries recorded in Knit along with me's LiveJournal:

Monday, January 23rd, 2006
6:32 pm
Knitting pretty
Look everybody! Granny Weatherwax's chainmail stockings!

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Thursday, January 19th, 2006
8:48 pm
This is all so new and leaves me with so many questions!
Thanks to _quietude_ and cassandrasimplx for their help earlier on my pattern question, but now I have another one. :\ How did you do the color change? I'm two rows into my next color (I just started knitting with the new color and left about 4 in. of tail) and there's a tiny hole where the color changed. I didn't cut the primary color and sew it into the sock... should I have? Any tips? Thanks for every and any! :D

Current Mood: aggravated
6:37 pm
6:00 pm
*sigh* I had to rip out.

I had cast on 10 extra stitches because my thighs just aren't 16" around (I think the model might be 15 years younger than I am!) and was planning to decerase 2 stitches every 18th stockinette round until the pattern decreases start. When I finished the first stripe, two rounds after my first decrease, I moved the whole thing off onto waste yarn to catch the second one up -- I've found, even with socks, that when the first one is finished, the second one seems an impossibly huge job jst to make the first one useful, but if i knit both together, the whole project seems to go much faster. So I moved it off onto waste yarn and tried it on..

*sigh* I don't think even a garter belt would have kept the thing up. My gauge is not quite spot on -- a little more like 5.15 st/in, which should have made it a little small -- but I guess I want a little more negative ease than the pattern allows for. So after 35 rounds, i had to rip it all out and start over.

Depressing. Feh. oh well... at least it was only one day's work.
Wednesday, January 18th, 2006
8:49 pm
I've just finished the 15 rows of 1x1 rib and am ready to start the main part of the sock. I just want to make sure I'm reading the pattern correctly:

Work in stockinette st for 92 rounds.
I will work 92 rounds/rows with no shaping yet, right?

Set-up Rnd: K22, place marker, k46, place marker, k22.
This will be on round/row 93?

Thanks for any help! I'm just sort of new at understanding pattern lingo. :)

Current Mood: curious
3:14 pm
Not so much a stocking as a garter thus far...
The yarn came in yesterday. I'm using Knit Picks' Wool of the Andes in grey, three values of blue, a dark blue-green, and a purple I'm not too sure of yet. I also got two skeins of light grey to experiment with Kool-Aid dying.

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Looks like I'll finish the ribbing today.

I'm torn between doing them one at a time and simultaneously; I only have one needle this size, so if I do them both at once I'll have to move each one off onto waste yarn to catch the other one up. That should keep them symmetrical, though, and make sure I don't run out of a color.
Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
11:24 pm
Here is how far I am in the knitalong.

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All joking aside, I am a relatively new knitter and this is my first time at working on socks and at working with dpns. And I'm starting late because I just finished a scarf yesterday for the Red Scarf Project, so there you have it. :) And it seems a bit small, but that's because I tend to scrunch it all up so they don't fall off the dpns (couldn't find any bamboo ones where I live so I had to use metal ones).

Current Mood: accomplished
Friday, January 13th, 2006
7:21 pm
Check in time
So here's my progress:

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2006
1:06 pm
new name
This is the thread for suggestions for new names. I'm not sure "Bringing knitting to the masses works." Just reply with your suggestions.

12:48 pm
First Knitalong.

Since I started the community I get to pick first. And it is.... Very Tall Socks from knitty. http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTverytallsocks.html

Here's the start of my tall socks. I'm planning on making them black with a red stripe at the top, red toes and maybe red heels. I'll see once I reach the heels. This is a large picture.
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We should periodically check in with each other. I'm thinking weekly. So we can give each other encouragement and see the incredibally creative things we are all doing. Like in my case spelling incredibally..incredibly...inkrediblie...etc.

Let the knitting begin!
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