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April Totals

May 1, 2008

According to some of the WordPress information, when you post an entry, you’re supposed to be able to add things like “Mood” or “Music”…and the only place I saw that was when I was editing the “About Me” page. Strike 2 for WordPress’s so-called “usability.”

Anyway, I recently posted my total yarn usage for the month of April in the Stash Knitdown group on Ravelry, so I thought I’d share

2 skeins of Noro for a bag: 220 yds
Some Patons for the straps: ~100 yds
2 skeins of CottonEase for the beginnings of a hoodie: 414 yds
TOTAL: 734 yds

The Noro and Patons are waiting to be felted sometime soon and then sewn together for what will most likely be a knitting bag. I thought that crocheting the bag would make it sturdy enough, but I think if anything with any weight is ever going to be put in there, it should probably be felted.

I’m growing frustrated with the hoodie because I accidentally messed up on one of the sleeves really early on (I started knitting at 12 rows when I should have started at 36 rows, so one sleeve was 24 rows shorter than the other) and didn’t notice until I was done, so I had to rip out the whole thing and start over again. And I’m frustrated with the rest because it’s just going to take a long time. That’s the problem with sweaters. They’re so big. The body’s about 3″ long right now. The pattern doesn’t call for any waist shaping, so I’m improvising by adding some in myself…who knows how it will turn out?

I’m also frustrated with WEBS. They messed up my order and sent me 6 skeins instead of 9. I called last Friday and they said they’d ship it that day…instead, they shipped it on Monday and I still don’t have it yet. Not that I’m crocheting it anytime soon, but they don’t know that! And my apartment is not the best for getting packages, (they once called me to say that I “still” had a package that I was never told about sitting in the office) so I wish they’d give me a tracking # or something. Hopefully it will get here today.

And hopefully I’ll find somewhere to put it… :-/

One Comment leave one →
  1. cynicallypink permalink
    May 2, 2008 12:14 pm

    Grats on the new blog. In WP’s defense, it was a lot more straightforward to use before they remade the dashboard.

    So I’m getting the impression you like crochet? Whatcha gonna make when you finally get that WEBS delivery straightened out?

    Ooo! And a trick I just learned when doing long or complicated knitting: Life Lines. Just string some tightly spun yarn or thread (I use crochet thread because I have a ton of it) through the loops on the needle, tie the ends together then continue as usual. That way if you mess up (see: every 15 rows or so on that fist lace scarf I did) it’s easy to just rip back to the held stitches and put them back on the needles. I’ve got like 3 running through the finished side piece of the cardigan I’m making….just in case.

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