Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The last few days have been devoted to getting the baby sweater finished. Between, working, housework and playtime with Paisley I've managed to finish the body of the sweater. I some dropped a stitch some how during my bind off, so I just have to go back and fix that but other than that I'm done and ready to start the sleeves.
Since I've never knit with dpn's before (minus i-cords) I thought I'd give it a whirl. I got all my stitches off the stitch holder and picked up the 4 stitches that had to be added in the armpit and divided them as evenly as possible on the 3 needles. I thought this would be good practice as I entered myself in the Yarn Harlot's Knitting Olympics to try and make a pair of socks. So now all my stitches are onto the needles I begin to add in my yarn to knit. Anyway, I'm knitting along thinking that I've got it and I get to the the last stitch on the first needle and then all of a sudden my stitches are only on 2 needles instead of the original 3. That's when I put it down and sought out some help. I went to knitting help.com and watched a video tutorial on knitting with dpn's only to find out that you actually have to use 4 (or sometimes maybe even 5)needles. This actually kind of made me laugh because dpn's come with 4 needles, I should've have maybe put 2 and 2 together. Oh well, I guess you've gotta start somewhere! For now, my knitting is back in the bag until I get a chance to start the sleeves over again.

2 comments:

Samantha said...

The very first time I knit with dpns I did the same thing. Live and learn. I was thinking about entering myself into the Yarn Harlot's knitting Olympics, but I'm not sure yet ... we'll see.

Mrs. Kovax said...

I should get my pic taken with my scarf and mitts and u can post it on here!! lol