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I hab a code. {blows nose} Ahem. I have a cold. I haven't had a cold for nigh on two years, and what happens as soon as I have ample leisure time to go to the gym and clean my house? I get a cold that reduces me to a coughing sneezing stuffy head feverish ball of goo. Come to think of it, I'm achy, too -- my shoulders hurt when I cough (?!).

On a more positive note, I finished my Regia stretch socks last night, and I love them. They're happy socks. Of course, I'm now firmly of the opinion that all hand-knit wool socks are happy socks when you're sick.

I'm dying to knit Rogue, but I have to fudge the gauge. Her gauge calls for 4.5 st/inch, and her largest size is 48", and the sweater is designed to have 2-4" of ease. I think I'll have to knit it at 4 st/inch. I was thinking 4.25, but at the largest size, that still only makes a 50" sweater. Bother. I should just buy and read the pattern (or I could write the designer), then decide what to do about yarn. I'd like to use Briggs & Little Heritage Yarn, because I can get the yardage for cheap -- like $25. Sigh. I hate this unemployment crap. Oh, well, can't last forever, and at least I'm not trying to work while I feel this shitty.

I made new user icons.




I really like the polar bear one.

Blah. Hungry. Want hamburgers.

i feel: sick sick

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crayolaab From: crayolaab Date: February 6th, 2004 11:23 am (UTC) (base camp)
I hope you don't mind me invading your personal journal to ask this -- when you say "designed to have 2-4" of ease" what exactly does that mean?

And is this Regia stretch yarn really what it sounds like?

I hope you feel better soon!!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 6th, 2004 11:45 am (UTC) (base camp)

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I hope you don't mind me invading your personal journal to ask this

Silly. Of course not.

-- when you say "designed to have 2-4" of ease" what exactly does that mean?

Instead of being skin-tight (which is what I fear it would be if I knit it to 50", which is my bust measurement), it's designed to hang best if you knit a size 2-4" larger than your measurement, which for me would be 52-54". When I measure garments that fit the way I would like this sweater to fit, they're 52" around. More than that, and I get serious proportion issues (I'm extraordinarily short-waisted).

And is this Regia stretch yarn really what it sounds like?

Yup! It's got a little polyester in the synthetic portion that gives it some serious spring. They're a random variegation of reds and yellows along with turquoises and blues and purples -- very entertaining colors indeed. I think it's number 82.

I hope you feel better soon!!

Tankoo! I do, too! I'm really afraid of infecting my sweetie, and he's been so good to me...
crayolaab From: crayolaab Date: February 6th, 2004 04:01 pm (UTC) (base camp)

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(by the way, I love your comment modifications "drift downstream" etc)

Are sweater patterns usually written with some ease to them, or is that something you have to add in?

That regia sounds interesting, I'll have to check it out. One of these days I'm going to get my hands on some kppp (i think thats what it is called.. the painter's palette merino) for socks..
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 6th, 2004 10:04 pm (UTC) (base camp)

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(by the way, I love your comment modifications "drift downstream" etc)

Hee! Thanks.

Are sweater patterns usually written with some ease to them, or is that something you have to add in?

No, it should all be built in. What you need to be aware of are your measurements (which for me requires some sobering reality with a tape measure) and the finished measurements of the garment. Sometimes they're given, sometimes you need to do some math with the number of cast-on stitches and the gauge. Then you have to decide, given how the sweater is supposed to fit and how you want it to fit, what size you want to make (some sweaters, like Cheesylove, are supposed to be clingy, and some, like Banff, and supposed to be loose and oversized).

That regia sounds interesting, I'll have to check it out. One of these days I'm going to get my hands on some kppp (i think thats what it is called.. the painter's palette merino) for socks..

I saw in knitting that http://www.threadbearfiberarts.com has exclusive colorways of Koigu for 10% off retail. That, my friend, is an uber-bargain, and Koigu is SO worth waiting for.


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