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I Want to Knit
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
I Keep Dreaming
...about knitting. I wish I was making this up. This is the third or fourth time in the last two weeks that I can vividly recall dreaming about knitting. The dreams have all been different, and have been about different aspects like designing or finishing, but all about knitting! Weird. Last night's dream had something to do with scarves. I remembered it right away when I woke up and knew I should write it down but forgot, so of course I've now forgotten everything. Ah well.

I finished the jacket yesterday while watching CSI: Miami with Yannick last night. I posted the pics during one of the commercials, then cast on for the matching hat and decided to stay up for the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. Man those guys are funny! I have the 10 rows of ribbing and 1 row of contrast color to show for staying up so late. I should have more, but it's my own fault. First I decided to get cocky and alter the pattern. It's a simple hat with simple shaping, but for some reason the pattern was written for flat knitting. I scanned it and KNEW I could do it in the round, so I cast on my sts and proceeded to knit in the round...until I spaced on the Magic Loop method I use ALL THE TIME. Once I'd remembered to pull the needle out and not try to knit with both halves of the hat on the needle tips I did a row around in rib. I was right about to do row 2 when I saw how horrible the gaps between the two needle ends was. I'd somehow gotten it twisted and with the twist of the yarn...ehh. It looked nasty and was obnoxious. I like seaming anyways so what's it to me to seam a hat together? Ripped the whole thing out and started over. So that's why I have only 11 rows to show for last night.

Did you catch that up there? Yup. I like seaming. I love it, actually. Does that make me weird? (It's probably one of the many things that I find there's something so cool about winding yarn through two pieces and then pulling it up snug and having an invisible join. I love when I manage to do it perfectly and you can't even tell that there is a seam there. I love altering a pattern to do short rows and a 3-ndl BO on the shoulders and winding up with a gorgeous, even seam. I love knowing that once all those ends are woven in, the project is done, done, DONE. Did I mention I like seaming? :)
posted by Jennifer Lori @ 12:18 p.m.  
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