Saturday, February 17, 2007

feather and fan :-(

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because there will be frogging. Angeluna asked how elastic the feather and fan is. The answer is not very. I've been knitting on the heel so I could try it on and check the fit. and the elasticity. Because when I give it a stretch it doesn't give much. Not much at all.

You may see lots of dpns in the pic. All the size 0s I could find. I knitted in a couple extra for the try-on. We've just had the try-on and I had to pull and ease and pull and ease and pull harder. I heard a pop but don't see a broken yarn but fear I may find one. The problem was getting the feather and fan part which was to be the ankle (and leg) over my heel. Was is the operative word here as I fear I may be frogging the feather and fan.

If you look at the pic closely you'll see a green thread running through the stitches just before the start of the feather and fan. It is a crochet cotton lifeline that I placed just in case. Seems I may be saying "bless your heart" to my lifeline and my fore-thought to place it. I did increase my stitch count before starting the feather and fan and I'm not sure if I increased more whether it would work better but I'm not willing to find out. At least not now.

I will finish knitting the heel and try her on again. If the feather and fan continues to be contrary about going over the heel, it's outa here.

more later,


Blogger bookgrump said...

Oops... Thought I warned you about that. That's what I tried on my first attempt at my tiger striped socks. I had 80 or so stitches (on size 0s) and had knitted about an inch when I tried it on. The pattern was beautiful, but the cuff just wouldn't go over my heel. I figured you'd be OK because you have such tiny feet (compared to my clod hoppers). My condolences. I wonder if it would work if you increased the needle size by 1. It would be lacier, but maybe it would give you the extra room that you need.

2/17/2007 10:49 AM


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