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Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Back in the Saddle…

WHEW! I think things have calmed down over here for now (that is, until I trip over my computer again) and I can get back to The Knitting.

Here’s my current bus-mate: a Ribby Pulli in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in the Rue colourway I love So Much. Some people, including me, call this Duck Egg

8 responses to “Tuesday, October 2, 2007”

  1. Michelle says:

    My best trick is knitting up swatches, putting them down for “when I have time for that project”, and then not taking note of the needle size. Nuthin’ like re-knitting swatches.

  2. Marcia says:

    I’m the same way when it comes to writing stuff down. Case in point: Today the lovely Ariann is making its public debut, even though I finished it months ago. I hadn’t worn it before now because I had decided back when, that I wanted the collar a couple of inches longer. But I never added the inches because I couldn’t remember what needle size I used and didn’t write it down. I finally decided that it just wasn’t going to happen, so I wore it today, as is.

    It still looks fabu. :-)

  3. margene says:

    I just started my Ribby Pulli this week. She’ll be a good car trip companion. You’ve given some great advice! I rarely stop or steal needles but I’m going to adopt your suggestions anyway;-)

  4. desha says:

    Amen. Are you SURE you’re writing about you and not me? lol. Of course while I didn’t have a computer melt down my web host collapsed….and by that I mean decided to shut down all servers without notifying anyone so unless you had a backup you were out of luck baby. (Thankfully I had a fairly recent backup.)

    And notes are indeed good. I recently rescued a couple of projects from the depths and I have no idea what needles I used – and I am spending way too much time figuring out where I was when I could just be knitting along.

    But glad to hear that all is going back to normal!

  5. Cathy-Cate says:

    Guilty too! I seem to feel that I’ll remember which needles I was using when I ‘borrow’ them. Of course I will! When I get back to it — oh, two years later.
    I need to attach a note to the project itself, I think. (Or just buy more needles? Wait, I did that already.)

  6. Gaile says:

    I love that colour!

    I steal needles from other projects all the time, and since I’m bad for making pattern notes that usually really messes up the project that lost its needles.

    But then I’m not a professional, and so that’s my excuse…

  7. Make and material of needles make such a difference to my gauge. I can’t use most pre-made needle inventory systems because they don’t include this.

    Fortunately, since it takes me a few tries to get gauge I have a habit of taking notes about my swatches on 5×8 cards and pinning them to the swatch. Then I’ll get in a flurry of swatches and find myself short of T-pins for my next blocking because they’re all pinning cards

  8. Bonne Marie says:

    These are all really great ideas! I love the pairing of the swatches with the info cards.

    I’ve actually been stapling my swatches to 3-ring binder cardboard dividers for some time and *filing* them away. It is one tiny step for mankind to also staple a card to that or even just write on the divider. OOOh. I’m inspired to organize

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