Friday, November 24, 2017

Comparing Size



Typically, generalizations about men who knit make me nuts, but I'm thinking that most of us have had some experience with comparing our size with other guys.

Who Has the Biggest?

When I got my first Addi needle gauge...



...and realized there was a size US15 needle (10 mm), I knew I just needed to have the biggest one.

But then when I found this at my local flea market...


...and looked closer...


...well, you KNOW those needles came home with me...gold sparkles and all!

As a follow-up on two things from Monday's blog, I was able to both make a mistake (fearlessly), and attempt a slightly different approach on the video tutorial for the Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf!

Since I was using a US13 (9 mm) needle to double-wrap the elongated stitches, I thought..."Why not use a US35 (19 mm) and only wrap ONCE!!!

In theory it was a great idea, but in reality, it didn't work well at all without stretching my work more than I cared to during the knitting...difficult to describe why, but I ended up going back to double wrapping the US13's.

So I guess size isn't everything.

Current Knitting

Sailing along on the latest Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf.




I opted to create two scarves instead of one wrap, so I'll be casting on another scarf sometime today.  It's amazing how Suzanne's colors make these scarves so beautiful...I couldn't be more pleased.

I also whipped up a Maypole Hat to add to my craft show inventory.



I still need to make a couple more of these hats to replenish inventory from my last craft show, so I've got my work cut out for me in the next week.

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