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I'm an etsy seller and this is my official tumblr. I will be posting both projects in the works and those already finished

sandylhc:

New Post has been published on http://smartdogart.com/ladder-problem-when-knitting-part-2/

"Ladder" Problem when knitting part 2

Trying to find a solution to the “ladder” problem when I knit with double pointed needles.
This web site is another excellence source when knitting called “Techknitting”
Great pictures that show what ladders are:
 Ladder when knitting.
The technique I am using from the site is this one:
 Move change point every round
From web site”

“In the meantime, though, try this trick–Because ladders occur where tension changes are stacked up in the same column, it is possible to avoid ladders by un-stacking the tension changes.Stated otherwise, if on every round, you move the point at which the tension changes — the change point for the dpn’s– there simply cannot be any ladders.”
This seems to be working you have to be sure to use markers so you know where the end of each set of stitches is, so you can follow pattern instructions for each row.





 


I love this idea, its better than what i’ve been doing. I pull my tension as tight as i can between needles and when working stockinette, i just twist one stitch on the right of the ladder. It works well, but only for stockinette. And I’ve noticed that my ladders only really get bad when I use metal dpns as apposed to my wooden ones

sandylhc:

New Post has been published on http://smartdogart.com/ladder-problem-when-knitting-part-2/

"Ladder" Problem when knitting part 2

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Trying to find a solution to the “ladder” problem when I knit with double pointed needles.

This web site is another excellence source when knitting called “Techknitting”

Great pictures that show what ladders are:

Ladder when knitting.

The technique I am using from the site is this one:

Move change point every round

From web site”

“In the meantime, though, try this trick–

Because ladders occur where tension changes are stacked up in the same column, it is possible to avoid ladders by un-stacking the tension changes.

Stated otherwise, if on every round, you move the point at which the tension changes — the change point for the dpn’s– there simply cannot be any ladders.”

This seems to be working you have to be sure to use markers so you know where the end of each set of stitches is, so you can follow pattern instructions for each row.

I love this idea, its better than what i’ve been doing. I pull my tension as tight as i can between needles and when working stockinette, i just twist one stitch on the right of the ladder. It works well, but only for stockinette. And I’ve noticed that my ladders only really get bad when I use metal dpns as apposed to my wooden ones

yarn stash porn!!!
these are all my nice yarns from the LYS

Finished the socks for my bf’s mom. Her feet are longer than mine, so the lace is a little scrunched up on the foot, lol. The pattern is from the Unofficial Harry Potter Knits, pattern Herbology Socks

lizismundane:

I hate when you need to look something up but you don’t know what to put into google and you’re just like I KNOW THERE’S A WAY TO DO THIS BUT HOW DO I CALL IT

And now I’m stuck watching literally 40 minutes of really boring youtube videos. 

i just need to know how to carry yarn in two-color knitting when it’s too far to carry but not too far to cut???? or should i give up and make 3 equally-sized green yarn balls???

they are called “floats” and there are lots of youtube vidoes on how to do it correctly. I hope this helped! :)

So even thought my boyfriend cheated on me, we’re still together. These are for his mom for mother’s day. Shes been there for me when my own mom wasn’t. Knitting has really been my therapy through all this, helping to keep my mind off negative things…
Destashing on my Etsy shop. You can even grab some discontinued Caron Jewel Box yarn! My stash has really gotten out of control and this is me downsizing!!! Visit my shop here.

bewitchingknits:

In honour of our new website, Bewitching Knits would like to offer you a chance to win a custom set of hand dyed mini-skeins!

Details;

  • You do not have to be following, but we will periodically do giveaways and this will give you firsthand access as well as access to follower specific giveaways!
  • Simply reblog this post to be entered!
  • This is open to US participants at this time. If there is enough interest, we will open future giveaways to international participants.
  • You must provide a valid shipping address to receive the prize.
  • Please be aware that fibers are dyed in a smoke free, but pet friendly environment. The pets haven’t learned how to dye (unfortunately!), but if you have severe allergies this may not be the giveaway for you.

The prize;

  • This is for a CUSTOM set of mini skeins. This means that when you win, I will ask how you’d like the yarn dyed.
  • Mini Skeins will be heavy fingering weight. You have a choice of (6) 15 yard minis, or (3) 30 yard minis.
  • You can be specific, or give inspiration. Inspiration can be a colour palette, photos, fandom references, etc. Whatever you’d like!
  • Fiber will be an MCN blend; superwash merino wool, cashmere, nylon.

Giveaway will end May 18th at approximately 5pm EST!

My current WIP! Finished my boyfriend’s socks and now I’m working on socks for Mother’s Day. These are the Herbology Socks from the Unofficial Harry Potter Knits magazine. The yarn is Knit Picks Chroma Fingering in Roller Skate. These are my first Cuff-Down socks and I’m doing great so far!

Large WIP piles

I don’t tell myself that I cant start a new project. I knit what I want, when I want. Sure I have a large WIP pile, because just like every knitter ever, I have a short attention span with some projects. There have been countless frogged or trashed projects that I just decided to quit on. If I have no other desire to knit something, other than having it finished, what is the point of knitting it at all? Knitting is about making what you enjoy making, creating whatever makes you feel good or fulfilled or in some way makes that emptiness inside you seem less. In my case, I knit things for other people and hardly ever finish projects made for myself. It makes me feel appreciated when someone accepts one of my gifts. Yes, Its very little gratitude for the time and skill put into it, but even this small amount of positive human interaction is enough to make me feel better for a short time. I go so far as to bust my ass making relatives and friends things that they want without charging them a dime.

I wish I could say no, stop caring, and stitch together the void in my soul like I have stitched together so many of the presents I have made for people that don’t really give a damn about me.

If mending myself were that easy, I wouldn’t be pouring my soul into a social media site to be neglected, forgotten, or deleted.

Every sweater I make always goes into the hibernating bag when I get to the stomach. I am not “fat” but I am “thick” and I have to do lots of extra increases when I get to the stomach and that makes me… feel bad. So my shiny sweater will be completed for my sister instead, because that is the only way that it will ever be finished. I should have gone with a large size (look how stretched out my stitches are, ugh).
My sister gets everything, lol. I am always making things that cant possibly fit me and giving them to her. And she still doesn’t like me all that much. Oh well.