The Rocket

Knitting, pregnancy, and other stuff

Monday, May 01, 2006

i've been working on the baby sweater

I just have a few more ends to weave in.


Blogger Alyson said...

Oh the agony of weaving ends!!

You asked me about the Debbie Bliss Pure Silk - so far, I love it. Oh so shiny and soft, and working up surprisingly well. I was really expecting to knit about half a skein into that shawl and rip it back, but it's working out much better than I'd anticipated. I've never knit so slowly, though - I'm afraid of snags. But it's working smoothly and not splitting on me or anything. If you do acquire some (I know how these things tend to happen), my LYS shop owner gave me some tips - wind it by hand on a starter ball (a little leftover ball of sock yarn, in my case) and don't twist it much - wind large sections in one direction, turn the ball a quarter-turn, and wind another large section. When knitting with it, keep the balled skein in a Ziploc bag opened just enough to work with - that'll keep the yarn from getting all twisty and static clingy, 'cause it's a yarn that really likes to grab hold of itself, your pants, a nearby cat, your get the idea. It can be remarkably like knitting with a super-soft Slinky, if you don't keep it under control.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

It's very cute!!

6:51 PM  
Blogger rene said...

alyson, thanks for the info on the Pure Silk. If I ever get out of the Great Sneaaky Sock Project of 2006, I may have to look into that, although I have to say that the grabby, static-y nature of it sounds like the cats would be trying to grab hold of it. ;)

chris, thank you! I assure you the front is even cuter, and once the tangled mass of ends is dealt with, that too shall be revealed.

12:01 PM  

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