It turns out that twisting a cable every other row was driving me crazy!
So, I ripped back, went surfing and found this: Nothin' But a Shirt from the ever-lovely Alison. I'm making modifications (obviously); longer sleeves, a v-neck, all one colour, using several sizes to get a perfect fit (and re-jigging the numbers as a result) and adding short row shaping at the bust. Oh, and I joined another knit along! I'll let you know how I get on!
[M. st. = moss stitch a.k.a. seed stitch]
Here, I offer a nugget of advice: it pays to wash your swatch. Before: 20.5 sts = 4". After: 19 sts = 4" (dead-on gauge). I'm sure that every other knitter in the world knows this but until recently I thought blocking was something to do with carpentry!
Thanks to the wonder that is James Bond, I finished the left front of Brigitte and succeeded in working a three-needle cast off (or three-needle bind off, if you like!) - pictures to follow when I've done the right front and tamed the curling.
In sock-related news, I finished my mum's Birthday socks on time (woo-hoo) and they look mighty snazzy.
Those are actually my mum's feet - you are lucky, lucky people. She doesn't have grey legs, those are just her "under-socks".
Lol, this was something I was grappling with last night. Turning all square brackets into, er, pointy brackets (that you use with html, put in the following code:By Peatbogfaery, at Saturday, 02 April, 2005
[a href="the pics url eg. http:www....jpg" target=new_page] [img src="the same url as before" width=362 height=254 ][/a] This will make a little pic (the size alterable by changeing the numbers in width and height - I normally go for half size of pic, but whatever you want, which when you clock on it will give a new window showing nothing but the original sized pic. Hope this is useful! :-D
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I'll give it a dry run today on a page where no-one will be able to see if I mess it up!By AmyP, at Sunday, 03 April, 2005
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