Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Rusted Root: A Practice in Patience

Hi my name is Devon and I love to knit and I am a perfectionist. Therefore the amount of things I knit is very low. Rusted Root is a great top - knit from the top down. I love the color of yarn I have chosen and once I really get going I think I am really going to love it. I especially love that it is knit in the round.

I have cast this top on at least 7 times and never made it past the 8th row - What is wrong with me? (on second thought, don't answer that). Now that I have ripped it again I picked up my needles and knit just the lace pattern. This seems to be my main problem. It occurred to me that I also like to make things far more difficult then they need to be. I learned a new technique with this which is pretty cool, it is called a tubular cast on. It is perfect for casting on in ribbing and it is really stretchy. The funny thing is that this is not the cast on originally called for - but I would rather learn something new then pick up stitches for a color later. BO never looks very nice at the neck line when I do it.

I wish I had more to show and report, but that is life as a knitting ripper.

My next sock project, are these wonderfully gorgeous Azure pattern on knitty. Aren't they gorgeous?

6 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

Have you checked online for pattern mistakes? Errata (is that how you spell it? LOL) That's what happened to me when I was knitting the orange tank top. I kept wondering why in the hell I couldn't count, only to find out that the pattern was wrong. Talk about wanting to scream. :-p

Michelle said...

Rusted root is soo pretty... I know that you will do it justice. I highly agree with Jessi, go check Ravelry for any errata... :-) Those socks are gorgeous too! :-) I hope work is slowing down a bit for yoU! And that you aren't too snowed in...

chanknits said...

Well, we'll try again. Blogger ate my first comment. That's what makes knitting our own! Personalize the pattern with a different cast-on if you want. It's YOURS!

Melissa said...

I'm sure it will be beautiful. I love that sock pattern too. I've been slow moving on projects lately. I'm in the "I gotta finish these, but I really want to start that" phase.

Jenny said...

All I was trying to make were coffee cozies for my teaching partners. They weren't complicated. They were knit in the round. They only started with 32 stitches. It should have been simple.

I cast on at least 8 different times because the first row was a purl row and for some reason i could NOT remember to purl. Over and over again I f'ed up in EXACTLY the same way.

aaah, to be human!

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

that top is gorgeous! I know you'll make a great one. I love knitting lace patterns. sometimes, it doesn't love me, but I love it.
Hope you're doing well up there!