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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Week # 4 Create Art

I like to knit... I actually learned how to knit the summer we spent in Ireland when I was 12.. I often do design my own sweaters... but when I travel I usually drag along something to knit... I'm still not sure if airport security  allows knitting needles, so I don't tend to knit on planes or in airports.  I thought security didaalow needles now.  but I had a set of double pointed needles confiscated in Spain last year...  This trip I dragged along a kit for a shawl made out of mohair and silk. Totally mindless knitting!  The reason why the following picture does not have any needles in it is because the needles called for are entirely the wrong gauge/size.  The pattern is American it calls for size 9 doesn't give a metric equivalent size... but since it is printed in the US one presumes that the needle size is American which gives a metric 5.5 needle... well guess what that needle size is going to give me a little neck ruffle not a shawl... so tomorrow I will go buy myself a set of much larger needles!  The pattern is actually full of errors.... I don't remember errors in patterns when I first started to knit, now most patterns have errors.
To see other Artistic creations check out the links at the Studio Sublime

This was inadvertantly posted on Wednesday... I couldn't figure out how to change the post date once it was live! 

 I am back to where I was on Wednesday... using 9mm needles not 9 US... It was a US pattern that said size 9 needles so I assumed the meant 9 US which is 5.5 mm... Hopefully now I will end up with a shawl not a neck ruffle!

14 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

Beautiful colored yarn

kath001 said...

At first glance, I thought it was a Sky Scarf! LOL There is not much that frustrates me more than sliding rows and rows off of the needles to start over. Safe travels!

Islandgirl said...

I'm visiting family in Alberta now...my first leg... but while I was in Toronto waiting for my plane to western Canada the wheel fell off the plane that was going back to Saint John... don't hink it was the plane I had just got off of but it was the same type of plane! Think there was about 10 r=fire trucks and emergency vehicles... right outside where I was waiting!

Meeling said...

I think it's going to be lovely when it's done. It looks so soft and what a lovely shade.

(I'm #41 this week)

Patti Van said...

hahaha - most patterns have errors! THEY DO! :) Beautiful colors!

Beti Horvath said...

Very pretty. All the more so with getting off to a bad start.

A Polymer Penchant said...

Fun creating. I tried knitting but never got so far to develop a rhythm so I never caught the fever. My mum does all sorts of embroidery and the bane of her existance are poorly translated instructions

Alice said...

So far it looks very pretty. I never learned to knit or crochet, and really never had the desire to do so.

Tanya said...

I can't wait to see the shawl when it is done. That yarn looks gorgeous. I have always wanted to learn to knit .. one of these days ...

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

A shawl or a scarf it will be pretty either way!

Becky Pancake said...

Thanx for sharing. Your shawl looks like it would be very cozy. Please post a finished pic of it.

AntiquityTravelers said...

Very pretty! wish I could knit!! I have a good friend who creates knitting patterns and I know how long the process is for her to design, lay out the pattern and then have test knitters try the pattern. It can take 6-9 months to put out one pattern!

Annette said...

Between wrong needle sizes and errors in the pattern, I would have thrown in the towel! It's going to be a gorgeous color!

Sally Russick said...

I hope you get a shawl out of it Lynne, because the yarn you are using is so pretty and it looks so soft and cozy!