Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Just some comments

I'd like to respond to some recent comments. I do read them all, but Blogger very inconveniently doesn't give me an email address so that I can respond directly. At least, if it does, then I haven't discovered it yet....

Jess, I've been meaning to say a little more about the Tartan Scarf. You're finding that the loops on either side of the vertical stripes are bigger than they should be. Whilst you're working, the first stitch in the Kidsilk Haze section does tend to be a little larger than the others, simply because of the fact that it is right next to the taller, thicker stitch made with KSH plus Tapestry. The KSH section wants to pull in, and those stitches on each side tend to look distorted - but blocking evens it all out quite wonderfully. So, not to worry.

Actually, I didn't really block mine in the usual meaning of the word. I resorted to the steam iron, as I almost invariably do. The KSH sections fluff up again afterwards quite beautifully if you rub them up with the remaining KSH in the skein - but if you don't actually flatten them, then you don't even need to do this.


And - Heather? - I love the idea of theoretical Christmas knitting. The trick, I think, would be never to actually start it at all. Then it could simply roll over from year to year, and never actually take up any precious knitting time whatsoever. Maybe we should cultivate this idea - it has distinct possibilities!

Although right now I do wish these four-and-a-half remaining socks were a bit less theoretical and a bit more finished.

And yes, this is still sock avoidance........

2 comments:

Heather said...

If you have time I think a book would be great, you are right that so little is known about brain injuries by the public at large. It would really be helpful to people who have been in similar situations, but also for the public in general to raise awareness.

Unfortunately my christmas knitting is still theoretical, although I have got closer - I have now charted the pattern out, only a matter of actually knitting it now. The only difficulty with the rolling theoretical knitting is that then one has to come up with other ideas for presents. I still have some theoretical knitting hanging over from last year actually - must get a move on ...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for getting back to me :)
Now I know I'm not doing anything wrong. phew!
Jess