Fetching Knit Along

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Finished....and a russian join

I am officially done with my first pair of fetching! :) I ran out of yarn on the second to last row and still had the thumb to go. So much for a one skein project. Luckily, after three months of buying the first one, I was able to find the SAME dye lot at a different AC Moore. Talk about luck!

I also tried the russian join for the first time. Let me just tell you....if you haven't tried it, go Google it now! It is so awesome! You can't even tell where it joins! :) Hope to see other FOs soon.  Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

One fetching almost finished..

I've done the main of fetching glove one, all that's left is to knit the thumb and weave in ends. I've cast on for glove two, I'm going to knit that one up first before doing the thumbs, just to be sure I have enough yarn. That way if I don't can just do the thumbs in a complementary colour, i have a small part ball of navy merino yarn here that would do the job if necessary.

I'm really pleased with the glove I have done. The pale blue works really well, it really shows up the cable nicely. This was so quick and easy to knit up on dpns, but I do find it hard to keep track of rows, so Id like to learn the magic loop to do both gloves at once and that would ensure both are the exact same length. I think I got this one matching the pattern, we'll soon find out!

It fits quite snugly and it's ever so thick and warm, it's quite amusing really making thick wool gloves in the hottest part of summer, even if they are fingerless. I have some stray debbie bliss cotton silk aran here, do you think that would work for this pattern? It culd make summery gloves for cool evenings after barbecues.. Would I need to alter the pattern at all, i'm not sure that a cotton silk blend would as as stretchy as the cashsoft?

Sunday, July 16, 2006

blue fetching

I'm just casting on for my set of fetching gloves. I'm using this ball of light blue ryc cashsoft aran that has lost it's label.

What's the verdict on the picot BO? It looks quite pretty to me.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

First Fetching complete!

To go along with the theme of pictures, I had my dbf take this pic. I attempted the picot bind off and I have mixed feelings about it. What do you all think? It turned out very soft and I am ready to cast on for the second. These are fun and fast! ;) Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

FFO (Finished Fetching Object)

I have new respect for hand models. I nearly melted while my son tried to get the perfect Fetching Foto. (I don't even wear this coat in Florida in the winter.) The pattern was fast and easy to understand. I got a little confused at the bind off. But, when I knit these again, I think I'll tighten it up more around the top of the hand. The pattern calls for some cast ons to creat the picot effect. It was a little loose around the top. Binding off with a smaller needle is another idea.

The Louise Herding Kashmir was a perfect match on size 6 needles, but it comes in 83 yds. The Debbie Bliss is listed at 98 yards, and I'm definitely going to need another skein to finish Fetching "right".

Can't wait to see more colors.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Fetching in RED

This is a great pattern that's fun to knit. My LYS did not have Debbie Bliss, but Louise Herding Kashmir Aran is an exact substitute, same weight, same gauge. There were other great colors, but I decided to go with red. You know...it's the "new black", so it will go with everything! (We'll see about that, but you'll definitely see me coming.)

What do you think?

I have a skein of Karabella SuperYak. It's quite soft and cozy-50% Yak and 50% Merino. Might be a bit heavy though - 14 sts and 18 rows to 10cm on 6.5mm needles (that's US 10.5). The skein is 125 yards. What do you think?


Sunday, July 09, 2006

You know you have too much yarn when...

you think that you need to go out and buy supplies and can't start a KAL and then double check and not only do you have everything you need, you have three times the amount of yarn that the pattern calls for! I don't have the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran but I realized that this yarn that I bought on sale at AC Moore is almost the exact same yarn. There is less cashmere (6% vs. 12%), has 45% merino wool and 49% Microfiber,but it is the same yardage (this one has 2 more yards) and the gauge is exactly the same. I am going to be good and attempt to use this yarn instead of going out and buying more yarn. I was also happy to find that I had the right size DPNs. I'm all set! Now which color to choose.... Posted by Picasa

It Looks Like We Are Having A Knit Along!

I'm really excited that there has been interest in this knitalong, and I will be starting to give access to this blog for posting to those who have signed up!

General Info:

1) It's not to late to sign up. I will leave this open indefinitely to those who would like to join. There's nothing worse than finding a KAL you would like to join and then finding out it is closed to new participants.

2) You may start your knitting at any time, and finish at any time. We'd love to see progress pics!

3) I'd like to have this be as relaxed as possible, because I know we all have busy lives.

4) If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to email me.

Our goal is to have fun! Don't forget that!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Because Fetching Is Just So Darn Fetching!

Fetching Knit Along

As many of us already know, the Summer 2006 issue of Knitty is up. There is one pattern that seems to be very popular already, which is called Fetching. Check out the link for the pattern. I thought we might all benefit from a Fetching Knit Along!

Who's in?

This will be my first time hosting a knit along, and I'm really excited.

If you choose to join, I'll give you access to this blog, so you can update us with progress, alterations, and anything else you wish that pertains to Fetching.

Since I'm awful with buttons, I'd be more than grateful to have a button or two donated.

I'm thinking we should call this KAL "Fetching 2006".

I know this is a small project and should be a relatively quick knit, and most KALs are for larger projects, but I thought that it we made it a KAL, people who haven't done cables before and may be intimidated, might be more likely to take part if they tackled it in a group. Those of us who have done cables know how magical they can be to create.

Beginners, intermediates, advanced, YOU ARE ALL WELCOME!!

Email me at fetchingkal@gmail.com to join!