Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Today's Progress

First thing this morning.

Now. Darn it!


Blogger Lark said...

Mary, Mary, Mary,

You, who have given me such confidence with this, and impressed me no end with your membership in the Hanne Falkenborg KAL, had to frog it? I am restored to confidence in the universe, as I had begun to believe you couldn't mess it up and that I couldn't get it right! Please be complimented and not offended.

Well, now that I know you are human, I have to say that your yarn is lovely. Where did you get it? Also, that I have loved getting your supportive posts. Also that I am scared to death but so lured by the Hanne F. kits, particularly Mermaid. I am tall and wear a 38DDD bra, so I try to choose things that are less boxy and have slimming lines. Otherwise, I look rather like a barn or tank approaching. Though I adore the jacket you are making, muted colors and everything. Are her kits hard?
Can an advanced beginner knitter handle something like that?

I feel so exhausted but exhilarated today. I barely know how to begin adding activities I used to do back into my life. I think I am going to be very selective. It's rather like being reborn. I don't know your faith, but I do feel like God has given me this blessing of time with my girls and to recharge my single mother batteries.

I hope you have a great day. Since I couldn't see the error in your first photo, I hope it was worth the trip to the frog pond. I must say, my philosopy is, if you can't see it from a galloping horse, it will be okay. Unless it will make the garment unstable, I consider mistakes much like the Amish quilters do...the misplaced block is a symbol of their humanity and God's divinity.

Thanks for all your support. Lark

12:23 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I love Hanne Falkenborg's designes. I wish she would make her patterns available as stand alones, because none of her kits come in sizes big enough to fit me.


5:36 PM  
Blogger fiberfanatic said...

Those on the ample list who have tried on Hanne's designs say that they fit well. As a 38DDD I think Mermaid just may fit you. Um, I haven't posted my progress on that list. I've made one of her designs so far (a Danish friend helped me buy the kit and I translated the pattern with her help from Danish -- that was an ... adventure), and I have Mermaid waiting in the wings.

Yes, an advanced beginner can knit Mermaid. She designs in garter stitch. Once you get going, you are knitting acres and acres of garter. With the help of the knitalong, you even have a spreadsheet so you don't have to do the math!

8:11 PM  
Blogger fiberfanatic said...

Oh my do I make mistakes! LOL I frog and tink with the best of you! Usually the advantage of doing it so much (you know, practice is supposed to improve the skill!) is that I can do it and salvage the piece. But then there are those days.

As to the mistake on my shawl. Perhaps no one else would have noticed it. But I did. And it would have bugged me as I knit it each time I saw it UNTIL I took care of it. Better take care of it now than rip out more later.

Galloping horse theory works so long as it doesn't bother you. As soon as the mistake reaches out and grabs your attention then it needs to be corrected.

The yarn is Margaret's (Heritage Yarns) Cloud 9 in the color Black and Gray in a Rainbow World

8:25 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I dunno, I have a 50 inch bust, I think most of her kits would gap.


1:33 PM  

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