Wednesday, February 17, 2010

One down, one more to go

I am talking about the Ravelympics WIPs-Dancing Challenge. I finished a dress for my granddaughter. It was meant for Christmas, then Valentine's Day and now for Easter. Well the
dress is done, except blocking. The dress pattern is from Ulla Neule, and the name is Vaapukka and the yarn is Tanis Fiber Arts Fingering
yarn in Royal Flush.
Unfortunately the dress pattern is only in Finnish, but the lace pattern is in easy to follow chart.

My next goal is to finish blue socks for a friend, who has a birthday coming up soon. The pattern for those socks is kind of invented by combining two patterns, and changing the chart direction on my whim. I'll post a picture later.

Does anyone know a good trick to tink on a circular needle. I have two socks on one needle, and noticed that I had made a little design feature, which I wanted to change. going back on a circular isn't that easy, or is it? Previously I had just taken a straight DPN to tink, but hellooo, I don't have all my needles with me at all times. Only a few sets, but not the one I need TODAY.
("tink" = knit back) (or unknit or frog or fix the dang stitch!)

So, I did fix that one stitch, with great difficulty, but did it. There must be a way. My circular needle is 100 cm long, so there should be enough give for twisting and turning, wouldn't you think?


Janet said...

The dress is beautiful! You are such an amazing knitter!! As for your question I don't have any idea how to help you....I can't even fix my mistakes on regular needles.

Susie said...

That's a really cute dress! I may have to make that for my niece's baby due this summer.