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WIP Wednesday: Beaded Cowl 
4th-Dec-2013 07:21 am [games, knitting, reading, wip]
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Knitting:
That's right .. it's string on a wire! I know it doesn't look like much but it's a new project. I've only just started the second row and I hope to knock it out in no time.



Games:


I've spared a little time in all the knitting to give my brain a workout in a different way and have been playing Trine. It's a very cool game, side scroller based where you have to figure out the challenges to continue past.

Reading:


Bitten by Anna Wolfe. I'm nearing halfway on this one and not a vampire to be seen. Yay! This is actually about demons who control your body by biting you. It's a enjoyable read so far.
Howls 
4th-Dec-2013 02:38 pm (UTC) - Wooot!
Let me know when I need to send you a check! (Bounce Squee)
4th-Dec-2013 02:40 pm (UTC) - Re: Wooot!
Not until this one is done, but you'll be getting the completed pictures first. And! If all goes well I should have completed pictures of the shawl early next week. :-)
4th-Dec-2013 03:28 pm (UTC) - Re: Wooot!
Mega Squee!
4th-Dec-2013 05:13 pm (UTC)
I recently knit a hat for myself using a yarn made of linen that was basically like knitting with string. It was a real bear. I kept having to simplify my plans because it was too slow to even try switching from knit to purl. Knitting with yarn overs was a nightmare. I finished the cap, but I'm afraid I may have displaced it. Oh no! I need the linen cap because I am hiding a brain surgery scar from the public and I needed something cooler than a ski cap! Hence, I'm appreciating more traditional yarn these days. (Your string project reminded me of the linen yarn situation.)

Edited at 2013-12-04 05:14 pm (UTC)
4th-Dec-2013 05:20 pm (UTC)
You might try cotton yarn, it doesn't hold hear like wool. knitpicks.com has some very soft and affordable cotton yarn. Let me know if you'd like help picking some out. :-)
4th-Dec-2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
I actually have bought some cotton yarn of a similar nature. I have a pattern for a hat with a brim that I am going to attempt. It is done in crochet, which I am not nearly as experienced with. I'll see how it goes. Any tips you have would be appreciated. Come to think of it, I did actually crochet the bodice of my wedding dress in such a yarn. It turned out beautifully.
6th-Dec-2013 04:49 am (UTC)
I'd say mostly to verify if they're using US or UK definitions of the stitches because we use the same words for different stitches. A single crochet in US is very different in UK.
6th-Dec-2013 04:40 pm (UTC) - US vs. UK stitches
I didn't know that. I guess I'll check where the pattern booklets were printed. However, they each have in them the illustrations for how to make the stitches, so as long as I learn them that way, I should be fine.

I have far more trouble "reading the stitches" that I have made while crocheting. It makes it doubly hard to know when I have put in the right number according to the pattern. Of course I could count constantly, but where's the fun in that? Too much work.
4th-Dec-2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
What are you knitting?
4th-Dec-2013 08:42 pm (UTC)
It will become a beaded cowl. :-)
4th-Dec-2013 08:46 pm (UTC)
Ooh lovely! Look forward to seeing it!
4th-Dec-2013 11:39 pm (UTC)
I just know that knitting project in the picture will turn out very well. You're good at what you do and I have total faith in you =) I admire your creativity.
6th-Dec-2013 04:50 am (UTC)
Aw! You're so sweet! Thank you!
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