October 2007

Server problems

I’m currently having problems with my host which will take some time to fix.  In the meantime the Bee’s Knees Knits email address is not working.  If you need to get in touch please email me at hollister @ shaw dot ca.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Nifty gadget

Nifty gadget

I’m still plugging away at my various projects.  It’s Eloise’s turn now.  This project was stalled at one point because it was time to measure for the buttons and buttonholes.  I generally think it’s a sign of poorly written knitting instructions when you are directed to measure the placement of your buttonholes.  You know, the pattern says the first button is 1/2″ below the neck shaping and the last one is 3/4″ above the cast on edge and remaining button(s) should be spaced evenly between them.  Even worse is when instructions read more

Tangled mess of ends

Tangled mess of ends

Last night I sewed in a lot of ends. Fingers and thumbs for two pairs of gloves, plus colour changes makes 56 ends. Yikes! The sample gloves are for my new pattern and now I just have to wait for a non-rainy day to take the photographs.  Good luck in Vancouver in the fall!  The forecast is rain, rain and more rain all weekend long. Tonight I plan on working on Avery.  Time to get this one off my plate.  I need to block the sleeves and knit the neckline read more

Yardage

Yardage

For every pattern I design I need to figure out how much yarn is required to make it.  Usually what that boils down to is knitting a swatch and then ripping it out so I can measure it.  Before ripping out the swatch (which is knit to my predetermined gauge) I measure it and take note of the number of stitches and rows.  This swatch is knit in the round because the final project (gloves) is also knit in the round. Sometimes gauge can differ when working in the round or working flat. I measure the amount read more

One Down

One Down

Yikes! I forgot to post this one!  It’s been sitting around waiting to be published for over a week.  Last night (Sep. 27) I finished up the pink Ruby I’ve been working on. Project Stats: Yarn: Opal Petticoat 1295 and Shelridge Farms Soft Touch Ultra 3-Ply Fingering Weight Yarn in Thistleflower Pattern: Ruby (my own) My plan was to show you how I sew the sleeve in, but upon writing the step by step, realised it makes a lot more sense to talk about read more