January 29th, 2009

Calvin: Faces


I am at work...and I'm by myself. Co-worker STILL has the crud, she's worse today, the boss isn't in yet (maybe not until this afternoon pleaseohpleaseohplease)....so it's just me. Who didn't sleep well last night. :zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz:

I got my hat CO (162 stitches of fingering weight yarn on a 16" size 3 circ), and the frist 2 rows knit. KnitPicks Palette yarn seems to be nice to work with....we'll see how it goes. I like the colors.....

Not much else to report - I'm tired and draggy this AM. At least I have a lunch date to look forward to!
Dr. Horrible: Not a Good Sound

I am an Idiot....

the Blossom Chullo says to knit the bottom band flat, in garter stitch. Huh, thought I. I *hate* knitting flat and seaming. I think I'll just do it in the round. So, I CO my 162 stitches, and went about my merry way, *KNITTING* every row.

I am on row 6...and, of course, it's CURLING. :sigh: My question...will it block flat? Can I add something to the bottom to flatten it out (i-cord, maybe?) I *really* don't want to rip my 6 rows of 2-color knitting. :bangs head:

It's KnitPicks Palette yarn (100% Peruvian Wool, if it helps). :sigh:

Calvin: Faces

Thanks, Guys!

marmota_monax and hugh_mannity, I appreciate your quick responses! I pondered this all the way home, and I checked Ravelry (much as I resisted joining, I really like the fact I can put in a yarn type and read actual user responses to it)....someone had knit the KP version - which is, apparantly, all stockinette. Blocking supposedly helps Palette not curl, as does the applied i-cord.

When I got home, I pinned part of the hat out, then hit it with steam from my iron. Voila - the curl just about vanished!

So....I am grateful for ya'll! I'm also glad I won't have to frog....2 color purl rounds just do NOT amuse me. :grin: (For what it's worth, the curling is still not as bad on the spot I steamed as it is in the rest of the hat. It's there - slightly - but I am hopeful it will recede with proper blocking and i-cord)