Monday, January 07, 2008

Filums and k-nitting

St Trinian's was fun; the twins were entertaining - the whole thing was entertaining. I mean, obviously it's not going to be the next earth-shattering film; but I was diverted and didn't start thinking 'when does this finish?', and that's always a good sign! T'was also nice to grab a bite to eat with a friend and watch a film where we both seemed to laugh at the same bits - always a pleasure, yes?
However, they didn't use the classic St Trinian's song, but somehow I've come away humming it all the same.......dastardly! (now those of you who know it are humming along - ha ha!)

Did you know......you can buy customised M&Ms? Astounding.

My lace knitting is going rippingly - as in, I've had to frog one line at least 3 times, because a previous one was wrong, so then I had to go back further. Things I have learnt so far:
1) This is vital - do not attempt lace knitting when you've come back from a fraught time in the chemosuite. The tension in you will transfer to your stitches and your knitting will be so tight it's unmovable. You will also make grand fuck-ups and have to frog it several times.
2) Duh! - like a recipe or exam questions - read the pattern line through *before* you even start knitting anything. When you make sense of how the next row fits with what you've already knitted you'll recognise more quickly when it's going wonky - as opposed to getting to the last repeat of the row and realising you've make a mistake in the *first* repeat.
3) Don't be lazy - count your stitches at the end of each row - sporadic counting will lead to much frogging.
4) Do *not* stop to answer the phone or speak to someone mid-row. You *think* you will remember where you'd gotten to, but you won't.

There are probably others - or there will be in due course. However it does proceed - not necessarily apace, but languidly.

3 comments:

Dorothy said...

This is exactly why I stopped knitting...and cutting hair..my daughter said I was brutal when I had a bad day...I'd beat the heck out of her head..so you can only imagine my stitches as I clinched my teeth..as I was pissed of at something..while knitting...

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Dorothy from grammology
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Ciorstaidh said...

LOL so true...I'm concentrating on cabling at the moment, which is equally as disastrous if you stop mid-row.

I'm going to have to go and see the film, it's had so many good reviews...by which I mean, people had fun and didn't get bored. The critics, pah, what do they ever know?

~K~

laurie said...

I am really struggling with some lace knitting right now (it's called a beginner's triangle but it's doing me in. I find, to that if I f*ck it up, I pretty much have to go to the beginning, as I find tinking (knitting backwards) to be nearly impossible with the lace stuff...