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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / My BF felted Swish Superwash Socks! on: March 27, 2007 10:26:49 AM
Hi all,

My boyfriend managed to felt Knitty's Thuja socks I knit for him in Swish Superwash-my first completed socks. They survived the first trip through the washer and dryer with some slight pilling and a little shrinkage and I saw the carnage this weekend when I was looking for a clean towel. They were only three months old Sad.

I think he left in the dryer for 3 hours because his dryer is old and doesn't dry things quickly so he runs several cycles.

Will any yarn survive a 3 hour trip through the dryer or should I give up on knitting socks for him? I have two socks on the needles for him--one in Louet Gems and Cider Moon Glacier. I don't think I can ever train him to set them aside to dry.


2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Lotus Blossom Tank KAL from Summer 06 IK on: May 15, 2006 07:19:59 PM
How about a Lotus Blossom tank KAL?

I was in the 7th row of the second pattern repeat when I noticed two dropped stitches. I tried to pick them up but the holes didn't look right...and then I realized that the tank looked a little big. I took it off the needles and measure--it was 42" in diameter unstretched! I was knitting the smallest size!

I used the specified needles and yarn and I cast on the correct amount of stitches. Anyone else have this problem? The lace is very stretchy too.

I didn't check my gauge, but I typically knit a little tight. Is this what I get for not checking gauge? Ahhh!

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Glittens - just in time for warm weather on: April 04, 2006 07:40:18 PM
Hi everyone,

I have project ADD and I think this is my first completed object for myself.

The glittens made from one skein of broken Morehouse Merino 3 ply in Raspberry and about 1 foot of a second (normal) skein, knit very tight with size 5 Crystal Palace double pointed needles. However, I have tiny hands.

The broken skein didn't have any breaks so I think the yardage was off. I definitely could have made the glittens with one skein but I panicked after I made the cap for my left mitten--I thought, "This little pile of yarn couldn't possibly be enough for the mitten cap for the right hand." I tried knitting the second cap on a Tuesday night so I knew if I needed to go to the Union Square Farmers Market to pick up a second skein, except I was distracted and didn't finish. I went to the Farmers Market anyway and luckily found a matching skein. I can make a matching hat now or another glitten when I lose one of these.

The pattern was cobbled together from http://magknits.com/Sept05/patterns/urban.htm and http://www.eden.rutgers.edu/~kfairchi/fingerless%20gloves.html.

These have been done for a while but I finally finished weaving in ends tonight. I may even be able to wear them tomorrow--it's supposed to be about 45 degrees in NY (it was 70 last week).

Yay, a finished project! Cheesy
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