picky knitting

Firstly, I have a problem:

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What’s up with those holes? That’s my Paulie cardi, which is coming along nicely — I finished the body and have cast on the arms, and what you’re seeing in the picture is the armpit part. How do I fix that? That’s been my first problem so far.

Problem two is actually that I hate using circular needles for the arm part. I thought it would be fine but I think it would really be a lot faster and less troublesome if I switched to DPNs. Problem three: I don’t have DPNs in the required size. Argh! I’ll have to wait a couple of weeks before I can get them, so that just puts off finishing my sweater even farther into winter. Boo.

Well, instead, I’ll work on my garter stitch blanket. That’ll be a nice change of pace from tiny sock-weight yarn.

Aaaaand I know I haven’t had much crochet stuff going on lately, but I am pleased to announce that I’ve got some supplies coming in the mail for a new crochet project! I plan on making quite a few of these items in different colors, etc., and I can’t wait to share with you! And there was a surprise with the pattern I’ll be using: it calls for a hook size that I DON’T HAVE. I couldn’t believe it — after 9-ish years of crochet, there’s a hook size I haven’t acquired. Well, that has been rectified, but unfortunately the only kind I could get was Boye, and I much prefer Susan Bates. The hook size is between a US B and a US C. I have a hook that was .05mm too big, but I want to be exact so I don’t run out of yarn.

Well, there’s been lots of complaining in this post, so I’ll just wait to post anything else until I’m in a better mood. All the lovely rain is cheering me up, but it’s still so hot outside. I’m such a negative Nancy sometimes.

I hope ya’ll are having a good week. And of course, as always, thanks for stopping by! We’ll have updates very soon, I hope!

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Comments

  1. nicolaknits says:

    I just finished a top down raglan and I get the same loose stitches at the armholes, each end of the picked up stitches. I just sort of duplicate stitch over them to close them up. I used magic loop for my sleeves – I get no ladders that way.

    • OK thanks I’m glad it’s not just me getting those loose stitches; I guess they just happen that way! I’ll try doing the duplicate stitch at the end when I’m sewing in all the ends — thanks!

  2. Katherine, NZ says:

    I’ve had that problem before too. I’ve just closed them up while I’ve sewn in my ends. Not sure how to avoid them though! Looking forward to seeing how your Paulie cardi turns out – I downloaded that pattern in Ravelry ages ago but haven’t gotten round to making it yet.

  3. Very excited to see what the new project is you are cooking up. Love the colour of your cardi, the red really pops as a contrast colour.

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