I went to the second class for the Magic Loop Socks at my LYS last Wednesday. Because I am doing two at the same time I was not at the point of turning the heel yet so I still have a ways to go. I have done this type of heel before though on DPNs so I think I can do it myself if I get that far before the last class. We are skipping this week and the last class is on Oct. 10th. So I think I will be done with the heel by then. If not at least I got what I needed out of the class and can do them myself for the most part. Plus I can always go there and get help whenever I need it anyway – they are very helpful for any projects.
I do like the Magic Loop Method and ripped out the Jaywalker socks that I had started on DPNs (no big deal it was only about ¼ to ½” of the ribbing, LOL) and I am going to make them one at a time on this method.
I finished the design for the contest for Hogwart’s – yippee! It was a lot of fun designing a pattern. I think it came out good. I came up with other ideas as I was going along, but due to time constraints I just stuck with my original plan and may make other ones in the future.
I started a dishcloth for the Fall Into Autumn Dishcloth Exchange but it wasn’t coming out how I anticipated so I have scrapped it and will start another one soon – have the pattern and yarn, just need to cast on! I have already got a bunch of stuff for this swap and just need to get yarn and edible goodies closer to the mailing date and this one will be all set!
I learned something yesterday while binding off the dishcloth I designed. Usually I bind off too tight, so I use a larger needle size and that works fine. Well I learned some new cast on techniques recently so I used the Knit Cast On instead of the long tail that I usually do. I knit tight, hence the bind off problem … well if I use a KNIT cast on … it will be tight, LOL!!! I bound off so loose compared to the cast on that I had to rip it out and bind off intentionally tight, LOL!! Note to self, probably can’t use the knit cast on or maybe also use larger needles for cast on as well as bind off!
I have to make Halloween cards today for the swap for Stamp Club this week .... I usually do NOT wait this long to do this kind of stuff, but oh well. At least I have an idea ... just hope it works out well the first time, LOL!!