Wednesday, October 8, 2008

So much to knit.. so little time

So, I am the Moderator of the Ravelry Group, Moving Beyond Rectangles. And as such, I thought it only appropriate to start a Fall KAL. Of course the end date for this KAL is Oct. 31st and of course, I have not yet completed MY KAL project... So I picked it up today and started knitting it. Our KAL is to knit a pumpkin. I choose The Curly Purly Pumpkin. But instead of using DPNs, decided to go with Magic Loop on a pr. of US #11, 32" circs. I'm knitting it in Red Heart Soft Solids - Tangerine. Now, I have started a ML sock (pictured here awhile ago) but my ML is a tad rusty. After several attempts at this pumpkin using ML - I found that I kept twisting my first row of stitches. UGH! I put it down for 3 weeks. I just picked it up and tried again and NO twisting (score!) BUT I am finding that on one side and one side only I have ladders. EGADS! Since it is early in the project, I will try to correct this by knitting the first 2 stitches on that side more tightly. If it continues to have ladders all the way up, I'll have to frog. Right now, the ladders would not even be seen because this part of the project will be the bottom of the pumpkin. We'll see. Having to FROG and try again is not the worst thing.. I may get good at ML after this pumpkin. I'd sure like to say that I've at least finished the KAL since I am the one who initiated it. ;P

I also just started yet another shawl.. yes I still have 2 that need a-finishing.. but my grammie would like a shawl and I can't really say no to the woman. She's like a saint. So I traveled near to Knit One and purchased some Farmhouse Yarns 'I am Allergic to Wool' yarn in khaki colorway (2 hanks to be exact). I am using the same pattern I used for my Halloween Shawl. It's pretty simple and since it's on size 19 needles, it will knit up in a jif.


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