Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Froggy day today

Finally I got it to work after three attempts. I tried to begin this weekend BUT! My Sweetie was working on a project that required electrical saws and the like, so the noise level did not aid in my concentration.
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I am a rather new knitter, only my third year. So Deep concentration for me is a must. Having just completed the KNITTING part of a baby blanker for my Niece, and needing to wait until it is blocked before I can complete the project I start a new project.

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Which brings us to FROGGING: If you make a mistake in your knitting and don't notice it for several rows, the best course of action for fixing it is to remove the work from the needle and simply rip out the rows you have completed since you made the mistake.
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This process is known as frogging because you have to just "rip it" and move on. Get it Ribbit? Tee hee!

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It's not much fun to have to frog your projects, but you'll be glad you did rather than leaving in a mistake you could have fixed. Also Known As: Ripping ;(
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I have learned this much, one can learn as much un-knitting as one does knitting. I can even read most of the abbreviations now.

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The Wedding Shawl I made our eldest daughter.

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Better picture of the WEDDING SHAWL PLUS

daughter after she opened it at a Bridal Shower

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That was a labor of LOVE especially for a new knitter.

Tee hee like YO!
[Sometimes you'll want to make an extra loop on purpose. This is a way of increasing and leaving a hole for a fancy pattern. Try it now: *K1, bring your yarn to the front between the needles * (this is called a YO, yarn over). Rep from * to *. You will have twice as many sts on your needle when done. P the next row across on every loop. Watch carefully to see what that YO looks like. Beginning knitters often make these when they don't want to. ] TOG! [Together]
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Beg
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[ha ha like a dog NO it means beginning]
Then the ever-dreaded psso
GAG
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7 comments:

imac said...

Toadely good stuff.


Next post of staithes posted.

Julie said...

Wow! The shawl is beautiful. Your daughter must have been delighted. I hate frogging! It's a pain. I've done quite a bit of it in my knitting career (not a very long or illustrious one) *LOL*

DeeMom said...

HA HA IMAC, Toadly it is

Hi there Julie, that Shawl was FUN once I learned and FROGGED more times than I recall. The best Hint I came away from doing that large of a piece is using the LIFE LINE.

Check this link; http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/lifeline.shtm

Old Wom Tigley said...

Oh! I've frogged a few times myself... I normaly knit small items or stuffed toys, but last year I did two blankets, one small one to wrap our granddaughter up in, and a great big one to put down on the floor for her to play on. I made the big one from squares.
Your shawl is a stunner and I can imagine the consentration you would need for such a pattern.. I do like the feeling I get when handing over the finished work.. makes it all worth while.

DeeMom said...

Goodness “O” and I thought you were Kidding about knitting.
The shawl was 50% silk and 50% merino wool; it was like knitting a cloud.

Today or at least by Friday [snow is Peppering down here at the moment] the Baby blanket will have the fleece backing sewn on…it is the fabric that is beside the stripped project.

oldmanlincoln said...

Your shawl is very nice and I am guessing it will be a big surprise for your daughter or was. Nice work.

DeeMom said...

Abraham, I do believe she was surprised, I was as well, hard thing to tackle as a beginning knitter. I had lots of support from my fellow Guild members, especially one woman. My Mentor has been knitting for well over 60 years…I was in good hands