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1.8.08

I've finished both the fingerless gloves! Wowee! I'm wearing them now even though it wasn't cold at all today. Now I want to start on a very neat hat for Dave.

I also worked on a writing assignment for my fashion design class after work today. I then wrote an email to a new client. I didn't get the template for a site designed the way I wanted to. I set my personal goal to have it completed and sent by Wednesday evening. I guess I know what I will be doing tomorrow!

Dave thinks he is getting sick again. Not cool. Poor guy.

Work is going well. I'm accomplishing so much since I'm working basically full time during the break. It's great, and I love my job, and I'm so proud of myself for getting so much done!

My mom and I watched the two hour special of One Tree Hill this evening. It was a bit unrealistic, but it was at least interesting. We used to watch it together years ago but lost interest, so it was nice. Charley and Tuffy watched with us.

Bed time. I'm also reading Girl with a Pearl Earring and so far so good!

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kattieleenie
Jan. 9th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
Ooh I liked Girl with a Pearl Earring! The movie was pretty good too!
starlit12
Jan. 9th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
I have the dvd and the book, so I figured it would be good to read the book first and then watch the dvd!
ohvaness
Jan. 9th, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)
Congrats on finishing the gloves. Very cute.

I'm getting ready to watch One Tree Hill right now!
starlit12
Jan. 9th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm so excited!

What'd you think of the episode??
ohvaness
Jan. 10th, 2008 03:37 am (UTC)
I just switched to Direct TV and apparently we don't get the CW or whatever it's called now. I didn't realize this until RIGHT before it was supposed to start. lol Oh well!
starlit12
Jan. 10th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
That sucks! Sorry! :(
comeoncloser
Jan. 9th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
I gave One Tree Hill one season and then I realized I was way too old for teen shows. I can't believe it's lasted five season already.
starlit12
Jan. 9th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
I basically agree. I was into it at the time cause I thought it was interesting, and then I just forgot about it. So it's nice now to watch it cause I know part of the back story, but there are other parts that I'm missing, but oh well!
(Anonymous)
Jan. 9th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
Girl with a Pearl Earring
You should watch the movie if you already haven't, it's a trip.

-Taryn
dararachel
Jan. 9th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
ok, I'm working on these gloves. I didn't like the ones I had done! so how do you do the thumb exactly? I mean, it says use waste yarn. do you tie that on somehow before you knit from it?
starlit12
Jan. 9th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
That part confused me too, and then I asked my mom about it and it seems so obvious! haha

Basically, what you will be doing is knitting those 7 stitches in a different color because you will go back later and pick up those stitches since that is where the thumb will be placed.

So, you're knitting along, and you get to that part. Do not tie off or cut off your real yarn. Just pick up a piece of extra yarn (I used real thin, short blue tapestry yarn cause it happened to be by me) and use that yarn as if it were your real yarn for 7 stitches. Those will then be on your right needle...take those 7 loops and put them back on the left needle, so the row is the 8 of your real yarn, and then the 7 waste stitches. I tucked my waste yarn sorta into the glove, and continue to knit the rest of the row in the 4 x 1 rib with my real yarn, since I was back at the beginning where the real yarn was dangling.

When you bind off at the hands, you will go back to these 7 stitches, and unwind the waste yarn, putting your needles into the 7 loops on the bottom and the 6 loops on top. You then continue to knit (picking up 2 stitches on each side) circular to create the thumbs.

Also, when I did the thumbs, I put the 2 side stitches on the same needle as the 7 - making 9 - Instead of having another needle to deal with. The thumb is pretty small and it was easier to have 3 needles at that point rather than 4.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions or if I need to make a part clearer.

This was my first cable piece and I enjoyed it. I'm so glad you decided to make them too!!!

Edited at 2008-01-09 04:35 pm (UTC)
dararachel
Jan. 9th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
ok, what I don't get is how you knit into yarn that's not attached to anything. I'm not up to that yet, maybe I'll see it when I get there!
starlit12
Jan. 9th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
It doesn't really need to be attached to anything. As soon as you start looping it, it sorta attaches itself. Just leave enough of a tail when you start with the scrap yarn so it doesn't pull itself out.
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