Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Eeeek Wednesday!

Well, it sure was for me anyways! Seems like it's in the air. You know, cables doing what they want, when they want, and how they want.

Oh..wait, we put them cables in don't we..hmmm! Well before I confuse you any longer I present my WIP I've been concentrating on the most this past week! Mr. Lipstickjeans

Here I was, knitting along and feeling very positive about finishing it soon..(realistically, a week or so maybe) I was finishing a skein of yarn and was going to start working on my sleeve I had started...(lemme explain this)

I taught a Magic Loop class on Saturday and I wanted to show them how you can use ML for different things other than socks. So, I started the sleeve on Mr. LSJ. Well, you know it can be a PIA to have a sweater that's growing in length and 2 cakes o'yarn going, so I decided when I ran out of yarn in the body, to just finish the sleeve. (class went very well, thank you for asking ;)

I was excited...the yarn was about gone, and I was knitting a cabled row on the pattern, and about halfway done with the cabled section... Woot..

Progress as of 23 Sept

um..well until I saw this!
See to the right of those markers...something is missing!! And before you say, hey let it be a design feature,! It is in the front and the very first cabled part next to the future ribbing.

So after I calmed down, I mean hey, it's only 2 cable twists I'm missing. I've had friends with lots more than that!

So armed with my 6" US 7 dpns (I love these!) I commenced to fixing the cables that didn't want to be twisted.
So, you gotta
It took 3 tries as I was being a bit picky. (and the sweater is turned upside down for ease in fixing)

All better
And ta-da! All fixed! A leetle blocking and it should be fine.

What's that cool jewelry hanging from my needle?? Huh?
Pattern Row Counter
Cristi's original pattern row counters. The early version, before she started selling them online. I've finally broken down and used it and it helps a lot. About time I just knit and stop having to look at the pattern. Just move the row counter;)

BTW, hehe..I meant to mention that the hat I knit in the previous post was for the September KAL for Hats, Hats, Hats on Ravelry I agree it is an "interesting" name for a hat.


IrishgirlieKnits said...

Eeek is right!! But I had faith you could fix that! Lipsticks is looking fabulous!!! You'll have it done in no time!

And way to go teaching a class!! Awesome!

Bezzie said...

Hee hee, I would have cheated fixing that cable and stitched a faux cable. Not nearly as good as your fix!

Anonymous said...

Awesome job! I love the color of that yarn. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Amanda said...

Great job on that cable!!! Lookin' good!

whichendisup said...

awesome job on the cable! btw, that is a gorgeous color, it's gonna look wonderful, very autumnal.

sgeddes said...

Oh wow! That is impressive. I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished sweater.

Congratualtions on the class!

DPUTiger said...

Dropping down a cable for a fix like that is so much less awful than you'd guess. As I told Cristi when she messed up her CPH hood, if I can do it in bulletproof fingering weight yarn on a sock, you can totally do it in worsted weight at sweater gauge! Way to go!

freshisle said...

I hate when that happens. Nicely fixed!

Carol said...

YAY! For the cable fix. I've done that and a littele blocking will fix any residual wonkiness.

weezalana said...

Woooot! Nice save Z!

Anonymous said...

Great job on the cable fix! Mr. Lipstick Jeans is looking good.

Marisol said...

Wow girl that sweater is coming along beautifully! How brave and crafty you are with the fixing of the cables! I have yet to venture there... a little chicken I suppose:)

Good for you!

Sonya said...

Way to fix that cable!! It looks great. That will be a gorgeous sweater.