Knitterly Letter Swap – finally

May 15, 2007 @ 11:08 am
posted by kris
Filed under: misc,scarves,socks

I FINALLY got my answer letter today from Jenn. It took freaking forever, and it’s not Jenn’s fault. Nicely stamped on the front of the envelope was “MISSENT TO MALAYSIA”. WTF? How in the world does a letter that clearly says “Germany” on it get sent to Malaysia? In any case, I guess I should just be happy that I got it. You know how crazy those Malasians are. So Jenn, your letter has really “travelled the world” and finally arrived today. Thanks so much, I really enjoyed reading it and I love the fish paper – must take a picture of the book that it was used in!

In other news, I frogged my entire Vinnland sock because it was a tad too small, not that big of a deal, but couple that with a tight short row heel and that pushed me over the edge. I guess I have a too large instep that I don’t fit short row heels very well? So I started another one, and this time I made it 4sts bigger and am doing a gusset heel instead. It fits much, much better. I’m on the cuff part now.

I also started a chevron scarf with STR, and I was excited about it and now I’m very blah about it. I think it has to do with my edges. I like to slip the first stitch of the beginnings of rows because when I don’t, my stitches are very uneven, but it doesn’t look that great and the side that I’m carrying the yarn on is kinda too tight. I think it might end up frogged. Anyone have any tips? To carry the yarn, they say put the yarn “in front” what does that mean??? Put it in front (closest to the needles)?

Comments (4)


Comment by Shannon

Made on Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 @ 1:50 pm

I’m almost doen with my chevron scar. I added a two stitch garter stich border to each edge. The edges are okay kind of a nice finished look on the edges. What colors did you pick

I think of the yarn in front business more as twisitng the yarns around each other when you change colors.

Comment by Jenn

Made on Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 @ 2:21 pm

Malaysia?? What on earth? I did clearly print “Germany”, I remember doing so!

Well, I’m glad you finally got it. It’s exciting :)

Comment by shadkitty

Made on Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 @ 3:53 pm

Can’t help with the scarf thing at all. Sorry! The letter went to Malaysia?! Seriously? That is nuts.

I have a high arch on my foot, and short row heels never fit quite right. It’s funny because I keep thinking I might give the short row heel another try, and then I remember the way they fit. Or…don’t. *sigh*

Comment by shadkitty

Made on Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 @ 4:25 pm

Oh, and I tagged you. :)

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