September 25th, 2009

knit-kill

HELP: Knitting gauge / tension woes

I am knitting up gauge/tension squares for a sweater I want to knit. The pattern calls for 20 st over 10 cm in stocking stitch (stockinette / st st) and 20 st over 10 cm in pattern. It suggests 4.5 mm needles. Thus far my samples are knitting up as:

NeedleSt / 10 cm st stSt / 10 cm pattern
4 mm2326
4.5 mm2124
5 mm20.522
5.5 mm{to knit}22 OKAY NOW I GIVE UP!!!


So, which needle size would you suggest? There is no stocking stitch / stockinette in the sweater and so I am not sure why they have mentioned a guideline for it to be honest but I am still nowhere near to 20 stitches of pattern even on a size larger needles - and I know my gauge/tension does not always stay constant hour by hour let alone week by week as I knit a sweater…
puffin

Adsense on LJ

What do people think about the new ability for paid/permanent LJ account to display and view Google Adsense adverts on their journals (and each others')? (click for more info … )

I am trying to work out what to do about this. I am most likely to turn on viewing adsense to help those of you that choose to to make some c@$s. I have not decided how many readers I would lose if I started to display thee adds.

Here's a quick poll about this issue. Please add extra comments in the comments for this LJPost.

Poll #1462369 Google Adsense on LJ paid/permanent accounts

Do you have a paid/permanent account?

Yes
17(94.4%)
No (you can skip the rest of the poll)
1(5.6%)

If so, are you likely to turn on viewing LJAdSense on other journals?

Yes
2(11.8%)
No
13(76.5%)
Other (more detail in comments)
2(11.8%)

Are you likely to turn on showing LJAdSense on your journal to try to make some c@$h?

Yes
3(17.6%)
No
13(76.5%)
Other (more detail in comments)
1(5.9%)