Sunday, March 26, 2006


I finished the i-cord as instructed but found it tedious (and blinding) to pick up the stitches to begin the body. So I'm going to use Holly's technique in which she used the i-cord bind off after she knit the body. I learned a new technique in the process, the provisional cast on. Knitting at Noon has a great video showing one version. It took a while to develop some speed, and there may be easier ways to cast on provisionally, but I'm eager to get Mermaid underway. (Addendum: Eunny has beautifully photographed and annotated this and other cast ons on her blog. It's a must see. The entry is entitled "Casting On for Lace," but these methods can be used for other kinds of knitting projects too.)

Koigu Socks:
I couldn't resist winding one of the hanks Friday night and beginning the cuff. I have a meeting to attend Monday morning at which I may be able to knit a few rows. Mermaid and instructions are too cumbersome to cart around.

Thanks to Maeve at Knitting Musings, I got the code for the progress bars I added to the site yesterday. Need to add a calendar and figure out how to add left sidebar next.


  1. Hey there. Thanks for the comment on my blog. The calendar that I'm using is actually just html code. If you want a copy of it to put in your template, I'd be more than willing to email it to you. It's not auto-updating, so you have to shift it around everymonth, and put in your hyperlinks as you make posts, etc. But I like it. :-)

    I like what you've done with your blog, and look forward to reading as you come along. I've been so swamped with work (and my camera's been dead) that I haven't posted much lately. Bad me. *hangs head*

  2. sorry - should probably tell you:

    Once you click on the link, go to your command bar at the top of your browser and choose View > Source and you will see the html code that was used.



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