Monday, July 18, 2011


It's so frustrating. I wonder if I'll ever be able to complete a weaving project without any hitches whatsoever. This many years in, I'm guessing the answer is no.

I had planned to wind the chenille warp onto the cabin loom this weekend, and maybe even get it threaded and ready for weaving.  Instead, I discovered this:

That red thread is supposed to keep the end loop in place, but it's a total mess that I can't make heads or tails of. Stupid chenille.
Tech support was busy trying to deal with a possible Flying Squirrel Situation in the attic, so I had a couple of choices: try to figure it out on my own, face the possibility of warping front to back, WHICH I HATE, or giving up and going back to my extremely enticing book. Option 3 it was.

Maybe two weeks away will give me the courage to look at it again.

Meantime, I'm making serious headway on the thread runner.

Once I figured out the basics I was able to ignore the terrible instructions for the most part. It's moving much more quickly. Pretty, yes?
And I also finished the cuff of my sock!

I'm just terribly pleased with myself.
You would be too. No mistakes!!
And then I moved on to the very scary proposition of transition to the heel flap. This involved moving half the stitches to a holding needle, after knitting a few of them, and then the very first row of the heel involved a make 1 at the beginning and end and two cable areas. So I went from 37 to 39 stitches. Very anxiety producing, let me tell you. But I did it! Now I just need to remember that every other row, where it says to knit I have to purl, and vice versa. For 32 rows.

Five rows done.
This is the heel flap chart!!


She said...

I'm really liking the thread runner - it still reminds me of snowflakes, very pretty.

Wait, they want you to cable over the heel flap? What kind of madness is that?! :)

Michelle said...

Yep! This sock has a heel done IN PATTERN. Good times!