Saturday, May 21, 2005

April projects and lessons learned

I started out with a sweater pattern for my daughter from Knitting in the Round but then ended up using my own gauge and just calculated # of stitches around for a better fit. I decided to omit the sleeves. So now she has a fuschia tank.

Lessons learned:
1. I learned to knit in the round. Yay!
2. I realized that my purls were done incorrectly. So from the point where I knit flat, it looks textured.
3. More important is that I realized how much I hate darning in threads - I do a poor job at it. Do I see some completion issues in the future?

I needed an instant gratification project after that tank. Something that I could finish in a day. I'm a slow knitter. I have to really pay attention to what I'm doing.

Next project is a teacup from the IK Fiesta Tea Set pattern. I learned a lot from this project - how to use dpns, kf/b, how to do an i-cord and i-cord bind-off. I also started out on a matching saucer but that is now considered a UFO (ha!). Of course, my sweet daughter wants me to make the full set. Yikes!

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