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11  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Venezia from Interweave Winter 06 by Eunny Jang on: September 29, 2007 10:00:02 PM
Thanks! I used the knitting help video the other night, and learned to knit with two hands- one continental, one english (my usual way). It's a bit awkward to hold the yarn in my left while keeping an even tension and not "throwing". Is there a trick to maintaining tension? It seems that my two-handed fair aisle is much looser than my regular, pick-up-and-drop. I'm ready to get this sweater started... but I need some more practice! Will the tension get tighter as I become more acquainted with this method?
12  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Venezia from Interweave Winter 06 by Eunny Jang on: September 27, 2007 06:32:48 PM
Ok, after visiting this page nearly every other day, looking at the charts in the magazine for about a week, and petting the intended yarn for a little over two weeks, I decided that I couldn't take it any longer!

I don't have the money to get the rest of the yarn as of right now... and I don't even have the recommended needles, but I just had to work from the chart! So I pulled out my size 1s and got to work on a simple 31 st piece... then switched them to size 2 dpns that I remembered having. I worked one chart repeat, and I'm in love!

Since this is my first fair isle, I'm not even sure I'm doing it correctly- see if you can see any inherent mistakes. Also, how does my carrying look? Is it necessary to twist the yarns when switching, as in intarsia? Or is it enough to just drop one yarn and pick up another? I'm learning a lot, but I'd like to know as much as possible before I jump into the full pattern in the next few weeks.

Front

Back

They're a bit fuzzy... I guess that's what happens when you're too anxious to wait for a little sunlight!
13  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Eunny Jang's Entrelac Socks on: September 27, 2007 06:03:22 PM
I finished these over a month ago, but have had my computer in the shop. Here are two FO pics- sorry they're not too artsy this time.

i used elastic in the top rib to keep them tight. I love 'em!

Go gators!

Hellz yeah! Finally, someone in knitterly cyberspace that shares my affinity for Gator football!  Cheesy

Thanks everyone!
Can you go back and add elastic to the top of a sock?  I think I might need to reinforce the top somehows.

There are several ways to do that!

I  kept the top open on the inside especially for the elastic, but if you did the top the way that eunny instructed, you could still add elastic by running it through the holes and inside the sock ribbing with a large safety pin attached to the end to help you out.

If you didn't add the special holes but still turned the rib hem, use a blunt yarn needle to run two worsted-yarn size pieces of elastic into the back part of the ribbing- one on the top, and one on the bottom (since it's thin elastic).

If that still doesn't describe the way you did the ribbing, then your best bet would be to use thread that matches the color perfectly. Use regular sized elastic, and sew it around, into the center of the band of ribbing, so that it is touching your leg when you wear the sock. That should keep the sock up, and also keep everyone from knowing that you have elastic there. Oh, and be sure to use a very soft elastic next to the skin, otherwise you might get a little rash... not the best way to show off all of that handiwork!  Wink
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My first Completed Project! (5 IMGs) on: September 09, 2007 01:49:25 PM
hehe... chips is right behind the sweater in the first pic! Did I win something?  Wink

You did a great job, especially for this being your first FO! I think this is just the cutest thing- but what do eggs need cozies for?
15  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Venezia from Interweave Winter 06 by Eunny Jang on: September 08, 2007 08:02:44 PM
These Venezias are so beautiful!

When I first saw this sweater, I thought it was gorgeous. Then, I saw the name... and I knew it was knitterly fate. I'm from Noale, a town in the district of Venezia, Italia. The sweater, the name- it was perfect! The only problem is that I started my IK subscription after this issue was already out. Also, I've never worked fair isle before. I know it's not that big of a deal, because I can always get the back issue (I'm broke), and I'm a really quick learner (I have no free time), but I'll have to wait until next year before I start on this. I've already ordered a few skeins of knitpicks essentials to see the paired colors, and have decided on a two-tone of pumpkin and... cocoa, I think? It's sooo soft and warm- I'll be drooling over this yarn for another few months  Roll Eyes

hmm... i didn't think about it before, but can steeks be made in superwash wool?  Tongue
16  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Eunny Jang's Entrelac Socks on: September 01, 2007 03:50:31 PM
Thanks  Cheesy I wouldn't be surprised if I decided to make another pair- one without football ties. The only problem is that I don't know how to wear them. They seem a little juvenile worn with a skirt, and are too hidden with jeans. Any ideas?
17  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Eunny Jang's Entrelac Socks on: August 31, 2007 09:15:08 PM
I finished these over a month ago, but have had my computer in the shop. Here are two FO pics- sorry they're not too artsy this time.





i used elastic in the top rib to keep them tight. I love 'em!
18  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Christmas in July on: August 25, 2007 05:39:57 PM
ibunnysavetroy- I can't believe you're working on all of those at the same time! But then again, I'm doing the same thing...

I'm still trucking along on the blanket for my Fhubby- I've gotten a little over three rows (out of seven) done. The blanket will be 5x7 squares. I was trying to have the blanket halfway done by the time college classes started up again, but I have a wandering eye- and two wandering hands! So, like you, I'm working on a little something for myself  Grin
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Question about Halcyon Tussah Silk on: August 01, 2007 11:07:57 PM
I've been wanting to order some yarn for making an elaborate wedding veil, but I'm having a hard time narrowing it down. I want a very thin silk, preferably cobweb weight yarn. It also has to be pure white, for fear of having it look yellow next to my pure white dress. The only thing that I've found close to that is Halcyon Yarn's 2/70 Tussah Silk. The one caveat: the website states that this product averages at about 17,000 yards per pound. Is that even remotely right? And if so, would it be like knitting with thread (which will eventually drive me absolutely insane)? I'm used to knitting lace with KnitPicks Alpaca Cloud. Does anyone know how these two compare?

Here's the site: http://www.halcyonyarn.com/Yarn_pages/yarn141.html

If any of you knitting goddesses know of a yarn that I could use for this project, please help!
20  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Eunny Jang's Print O' The Wave Stole- along (Part 2) on: August 01, 2007 09:31:53 PM
Thanks girls! I almost can't wait until Christmas to give it to her  Roll Eyes
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