March 12th, 2011

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Uneven YOs! Help!

DECISION MADE: I am frogging this and going to make a much more plain sock. Possibly the Dead Simple Lace Socks from the same book. This yarn needs a plainer stitch pattern.


CIMG1627, originally uploaded by natalief.

One thing I am having difficulty with is that a YO before a purl stitch comes out much looser (being a YO and then a yarn forward) than any other YO (e.g. before a knit, SSK or k2tog). I expect that blocking might help with this but wonder if there is any other way to initially knit my YOs more evenly and am even tempted to knit the YOs before purls as reverse yarn-overs (rYOs). This is making the ‘trilobite’ motifs look very lopsided which is a pity.

[public-shared] Ravelry: natalieford’s Gusset Heel Camo Trilobite Socks

ETA: Another thought/idea would be to not knit the YO before the purl stitches but to pick up the YO/bar on the next row.

 

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Uneven YOs! Help!

DECISION MADE: I am frogging this and going to make a much more plain sock. Possibly the Dead Simple Lace Socks from the same book. This yarn needs a plainer stitch pattern.


CIMG1627, originally uploaded by natalief.

One thing I am having difficulty with is that a YO before a purl stitch comes out much looser (being a YO and then a yarn forward) than any other YO (e.g. before a knit, SSK or k2tog). I expect that blocking might help with this but wonder if there is any other way to initially knit my YOs more evenly and am even tempted to knit the YOs before purls as reverse yarn-overs (rYOs). This is making the ‘trilobite’ motifs look very lopsided which is a pity.


[public-shared] Ravelry: natalieford's Gusset Heel Camo Trilobite Socks

Any ideas anyone?



ETA: Another thought/idea would be to not knit the YO before the purl stitches but to pick up the YO/bar on the next row.
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I am seriously considering…

I am seriously considering shaving my head. In March. It is not even the summer yet. One minute I am melting, sweating hot and then, if I take off a layer of clothing or open a window, the next minute I am freezing, shivering cold. Yes, my hypothalamus and body thermostat are MonSter-eaten. That does not stop these random temperature fluctuations being inconvenient, uncomfortable and, what with all the clothing changes, exhausting. I have collar length hair right now (it grew during the winter) and so I am usually wearing a buff or hat to keep the hair back out of my face, anyway. So, if I shaved my head, I could wear a hat/buff if I was cold otherwise I could be free of my hair's tyranny and inconvenience. Yes, my mother would tell me that it will be a pity to lose all my lovely thick hair and that it will not look as feminine (I have never looked as feminine as she would prefer - well, not since I swore off frilly dresses as a child). Yes, I would need to keep getting it shaved/cut. Yes, I could just get it cut short *again* but then it always just grows long again.

I am also tempted to get a tattoo on my shaven head as well. Maybe I am less serious about that, though…
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