Wednesday, October 26, 2005

I think I have knitting ADHD...

...because I knit on so many different projects yesterday. I worked on Hayden's Harry Potter sweater up to the point where the "H" needs to start, and now I'm stuck because I don't know how to do intarsia in the round. (I picked orange as the H color, by the way. It blended better with the main color of the sweater than the navy did.) I'm going to my LYS this afternoon while Hayden's in therapy to see if they can help me. I actually own a copy of the Fall 2003 Interweave Knits that has an article titled "Learn Intarsia in the Round," but I need help deciphering their instructions. I probably should practice first, but I don't really have time for that. So then I picked up my Greek Pullover (which I got to start this weekend in the car to Louisville to see "Stomp" - great show - everyone should see it when they get a chance) and worked on that until it was bedtime. Before all of that, though, I got started on a charity knitting project. My hairdresser is organizing some fundraiser in 3 weeks, and he asked me to do something for the silent auction. My first thought was to do a cabled hat from Stitch n Bitch Nation (I think it's called the Jellybean Hat - I don't have the book with me), but after several false starts, I nixed that idea. Then I proceeded to start a Child's Rainbow Scarf, but I didn't like the look of it, so I nixed that idea. So then I ended up with a scarf that my SP5 pal Kel had been working on. It's called My So Called Scarf, and she has a link to the free pattern in her WIP section. It's turning out cute (after several false starts) but a little stiff for my liking. But I didn't want to start it over yet again, so I'm going to be okay with it. It's not going to be my scarf anyway, and I think the stiffness is due to the stitch being used. When it gets to a decent length, I'll post pictures so that you can see the cool stitch.

4 comments:

alison said...

You're going to do intarsia in the round??!! My oh my. I can't imagine trying to learn to do that. I'd much rather just knit back and forth and seam things up later. Best of luck! Can't wait to see how it comes out. :)

compa secreta said...

I'm with Allison on the flat and seaming (or even, gasp, the super coward route, duplicate stitch ;)), but you go! Challenge yourself! That's why we love ya!

MeBeth said...

Just wanted to say that I think the furry top from yesterday's post is hysterical. At first I thought it was a bit, mmmm, unusual. Then with the cowboy hat, the ensemble all came together somehow.

Hanna said...

Hi, I got linked to you from you knit what and I know a great method for intarsia in the round. The first row, do it just like normal. Then the next row, when the cc is on the wrong side, slip all the cc stitches purlwise, turn the work and purl (or reverse pattern) back with the cc, then turn again and slip them all again to continue with the mc. The third row will be like regular intarsia again. Out of all the methods, this seemed to make the most sense to me. Good luck!