Blog archive: September, 2005 September 30Feverishly knitting—– and working—- and mothering—-—-OK- Theoretically, I understand- that I can only do so much— so fast. Practically- I think I can go faster and do more—- I need a MULTI-Tasking crown- cause I’m the queen. This morning- I was knititng on the ugly… Read more“September Archive from MSN Spaces”
August 30Hurricane KatrinaExtreme—-sadness- for others- My guys and I were starting to feel helpless in regards to the hurricane- We’re not millionaires— what can we do in the face of so much loss and devastation??? The legend- below–(I know- totally NOT new)–reminds me— it’s not the size of the help… Read more“August Archive- from MSN”
Hi!I’m Marika, living in Sweden.Yesterday I started knitting Mermaid, in colorway 10, black/grey/cyclamen.I must be crazy, because it’s my challenge for the Knitting Olympics. I got some really useful help from here, right at the start! I did NOT like way the I-cord looked when picking up stitches, and when… Read more“Just joined”
Here’s my Mermaid progress: I’ve since finished the 2nd gusset and am about to do the armhole stripes. The spreadsheet is working great. I’ll be making a few updates to it soon. If I’ve sent it to you before, keep an eye on your e-mail.
I am seriously thinking about making another Mermaid. Do any of you know of a substitute yarn? I went to the Hanne website and it appears that the yarn is only sold in kits. I can buy yarn based on the gauge but have no idea how much to get…. Read more“Hanne Yarn Substitutions”
Mermaid is complete! This is in colourway 5: black / grey / kingfisher. And it turned out beautifully, although I had issues with the applied icord on the sleeves. Which were too long and need to be hemmed anyways, to account for my stubby little arms. More pics here. Best… Read more“My Finished Mermaid!”
Hanne Falkenberg KnitalongDue to personal reasons , I have a Mermaid kit for sale. It is Mermaid #10, slate gray, black and cyclamen. I also have a Skacel wood 3.0mm US#2 ,32″ needle and a set of Plymouth wood DPN US 4, 8″ needles. All needles are new which were… Read more“Hanne Falkenberg Knitalong”
Hanne Falkenberg KnitalongJust a note to the other knitters who haven’t made it to the center gusset on the back. It is not the same color as the gussets on the bottom of the sweater. I made a trip to the frog pond this weekend after not carefully reading the… Read more“Hanne Falkenberg Knitalong”
After all the discussions about the i-cord, I decided to give the different options a try and see what I liked best. In my book, Holly’s suggestion of provisional cast-on followed by i-cord bind-off (especially when started at the collar and worked toward the hem) was the clear winner. I… Read more“Explorations with i-cord for Mermaid”
My Mermaid is done! And it actually turned out fairly well – a first for me in the sweater-knitting arena. Pictures on my blog.