Friday, December 12, 2008

Chugga Chugga Charts

These charts can be used most successfully with double knitting but an adventurous knitter may adapt them into stranded knitting or intarsia or some combination of the two.

I used wool-ease with an Italian tubular cast-on and then double knit 7 plain rows the caboose three repeats of the passenger car, coal car and engine and 7 more plain rows. I used a sewn cast-off to match the cast-on. It measures appx. 5" x 72" with a gauge of 5 sts per inch on size 7 needles.

Enjoy these charts but please, only use them for personal projects or gifts.

Here's the finished object!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Okay, sooo... I've started this thing and came to a screeching halt just past the start line (really? a racing analogy? oi vey). Well, I think this will be less about me chronicling my adventures of knitting while working tech support and more just a place where I can put my patterns. A lot of people have asked for some things that I have on Ravelry (ravatar bag, chutes and ladders, squiddilicious stash scenter) so I thought it'd be a good idea to make them readily available.
I'll be writing them up shortly. Huzzah!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

What? Blogging? Where?

I know, I know. I said I would never succumb to the blog bug... but I did. I can't help it. I saw everyone else having such fun with it so I decided to see what all the fuss was about. Well, I've now seen what the fuss is about and really, really want to blog. More posts to follow. Must get prepared for some major blog overhaul...