Saturday, September 01, 2007

Knitting Absence.

I haven't knit a stitch in more than a week. I think I'm in withdrawal.

Classes started back last week, and knitting time went from "lots & lots" to "knitting?? what's that?" Hopefully, I'll be into a schedule again soon so that I can actually squeeze in some therapeutic knitting. There's just something about it that takes me to a happy place, no matter how stressed out I am. Between taking way too many credit hours, and trying to get The Boyfriend's stuff out of my place (remember that??) and into a place of his own, I'm a tad bit overextended at the moment.

I've nearly finished my first adult sweater. It didn't come out quite as good as I would have hoped. It looks a little frumpy, so I might do a rip & redo at a later date. However, right now I'm stuck on the last & final step. I need to graft live stitches onto a stockinette panel and make it look seamless. I'm sure this has a fancy name, but I don't know what it's called, and therefore when I'm googling for answers, I'm coming up with nothing. Any help would be appreciated.

I have lots to blog about later. I have an awesome secret pal who sent me some cool stuff, I won a knitting book, I won some scrapbooking supplies, and I won some yarn for knitting Greensburg squares. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. Details to come.

7 comments:

Carrie Penny said...

Kitchner's stitch...

Amy said...

Kitchener is for two finished stockinette edges done vertically... Seriously, what kind of evil pattern is having you graft live stitches to stockinette? I'd almost bind off the stitches and then use kitchener!

Opal said...

Kitchener it together! It's not that difficult, just tedious.

Even though I've gotten many compliments, my first adult sweater looks frumpy to me too. I just feel like a lumpy spinster in it. Here's hoping my next one makes me feel more svelte. ;-)

Shelley said...

I'm also having trouble finding knitting time. Where does the time go? Oh, yeah. It goes into the black hole of work. *sigh* Oh, well. At least knitting exists for when we have time.

Donna said...

Amanda, Glad to see you back in the blog world. Miss your posts. This link will take you to a step by step demo of grafting live stitches. Good Luck!

http://www.knitty.com/issuesummer04/FEATtheresasum04.html

bobbi said...

i guess you already know it's "kitcherner" it's a way cool way of grafting. Just don't lose count.

staciesadventures.blogspot.com said...

Amanda,
Yep, everyone's telling you to check out Kitchener, but also Eliz. Zimmerman might have had some good ideas on that--

I too hope you will stay with your knitting this year! Missed you last year! Of course I too need to honor that wish myself, but knitting is my nirvana, so I am hoping it will be a natural attraction, like the glass of wine when I come home from work. ;^)

Still haven't made my first sweater but I have two such projects lined up. I am willing to make it even if it comes out a little "frumpy" to get it on the "done" list. ;^)
Cheers,
Stacie