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clutch! January 19, 2007

Filed under: knitting — Ren @ 12:15 am

i don’t have a huge amount of time to post tonight, since i have an early class in the morning (class, blah!), but i really did want to get this up because i’m quite excited about it.

this is my (albeit unfelted) cleo clutch. it is approximately 9in x 6in unfelted. i’ll post more pictures and project info when i get it felted, but that might be a while, since i don’t have access to a decent washing machine until i go home and i don’t know when that will be (which is another story altogether). i have to say, as much as i like the result, i don’t like making the twisty cables. i hate how you have to use the cable needle multiple times per right side row. the straight cables, with just one time required every six or so, is much more manageable. i don’t know if it’s just because i can’t stand the cable needle (the stitches don’t like to stay on it! they twist all up!) or if it’s just too annoying. the last time i did the twisty cables, i haaaated working on the project and i told myself that i wouldn’t do it again.
this is the ropes and ladders scarf (that i knit last summer). please don’t get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with the pattern or anything like that. the pattern was actually very well written, but, for some reason, i could hardly bring myself to finish this thing (but i did!). remind me, the next time i want to do some intricate cable design, that i don’t like them, please!
oh, and jason! when are we sending Christmas? i mean, really. is it going to end up a birthday present? ^^
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3 Responses to “clutch!”

  1. Kelly Says:

    ohhh that clutch is going to be super cute!
    I don’t use a cable needle when doing cables. Try a sock needle, then you don’t have the dip and its not so annoying!

  2. Missy Says:

    No need to be speechless!!! (Something that i am never hee hee) I love your clutch and the scarf is also beautiful! I’ve hear ya on the cable needle problem.

  3. jill Says:

    Both are beautiful. ;o)

    Try cabling without a needle. Grumperina has great directions beginning here: http://www.grumperina.com/cables.htm
    I followed her directions for 2 major projects in the past: Blaze from knitty and the Irish Hiking Scarf. Once you get the hang of it, you can really fly!

    Also, I keep forgetting to share a hint with you for that problem you have with metal needles: try coating them with clear nail polish to preserve the finish. When I was a beginning knitter about 100 yrs ago, my gram did that with my needles.


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