Happy birthday!
Sunday September 16th 2007, 2:19 pm
Filed under: Knit

Happy birthday, Patricia! I used the orange background in your honor. And happy first birthday to my blog. Shall we make a wish together and blow out the smoking knitting needles?

Note to anyone who’s ever gotten something knitted from me: moth holes happen. Ergo, I figure the way most likely to be successful in getting someone a leftover strand of matching yarn, however much later, is to have it be there in the first place. Thus, I weave the beginning long-tail yarn end all the way across the back of the first row, if it’s a scarf, or, if it’s a circular shawl, across the bottom of the shawl after the cast-off before breaking the yarn. I find, when I’m doing the cast-on tail in, that that is one of those times it helps to be someone who knits by grabbing the yarn each stitch: I work four fingers at a time on the right hand to grab and flip it while knitting. My left hand mostly works to keep bothI stretch the cast-on row a bit after this point, and the woven-in strand relaxes and settles into place. needles held in place. Mozart in merino.  I also use a sewing needle and work the ending strand over the back of the cast-off row on a scarf or stole, so it has two lengths there for repairs.

All those years, my folks thought they were paying for piano lessons.

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Happy Blogiversary!

Comment by Ronni 09.16.07 @ 5:29 pm

WHAT a brilliant idea. I have lost so many “extra” bits of yarn to be used for repairs over the years, I could probably make a new sweater out of them!!!

Thanks for the kind words of encouragement on the sock lace trauma! It is actually the Baby Fern pattern that I have appropriated for the cuffs. I find it concentration intensive, but beautiful. An expert lace knitter (as yourself), I am not. But I love to try 🙂

Comment by Bonnie Zink 09.16.07 @ 5:55 pm

Alison, Happy Blogiversary! 😀 And many more where that came from.
Thanks for sharing so much knitspiration (knitting inspiration–my new word of the week) with all of us in blogland.

Comment by karen w 09.16.07 @ 7:23 pm

What a great idea!

Happy bloggy birthday too!

Comment by Lisa 09.16.07 @ 8:05 pm

happy blogversary from weebugknits! piano lessons have lots of attributes that transfer to life! glad to see you have put them to use!

Comment by marti 09.17.07 @ 7:20 am

Woo hoo! On your one year blog anniversary.

Comment by Sonya 09.17.07 @ 6:51 pm

I discovered your blog through your shawl pattern page and have to say a kind lady it is who shares her wonderful patterns.
Beautiful pink T! Glad to know I’m not the only one who will dye an item at the drop of a hat. 🙂

Comment by Toni 09.19.07 @ 8:37 am

Thank you!

Comment by AlisonH 09.19.07 @ 9:26 pm

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