Monday, November 01, 2010

day 29: some KAL stuff..

My Mystery KAL testers and I thought it might be a little hilarious if the first step I sent out for the KAL read a little like this:

Using your 4mm circular needle, cast on 40 stitches.
Knit row.
Push stitches around to the other end of the needle (so from the right needle around to the left again), loosely carry the yarn along the back of work and knit the row again from the RS.

Repeat until swatch measures approximately 15cm.

Cast off.

Wash and block your tension square.
Measure your tension both stitchwise and rowwise over 10cm/4inches.

We did laugh so very much about that...but then we thought that might be a bit mean, and that some people might be pissed off a wee bit. So even though we thought it would be so totally hilarious, I decided not to go with a tension square.

What I can tell you is that the link for the first clue will be up tomorrow afternoon. Woot!!  The second one will come on Friday.

It was going to be up today but I needed to add a photo of a little something for the girl's pattern, and with Andy away I discovered that it's a little difficult to take a photo of yourself knitting. Seems while I can knit in my sleep, I do actually need two hands to knit with.

While you're waiting, you could always do that tension square.  Particularly, if it's a yarn you haven't used before or haven't used for awhile. Tension does change over time.  And remember, adjust your needle size accordingly to get the correct tension.

Do you like the button Janis from Marshmellow Magic made? I haven't quite figured out how to host it and link the URK; so feel free to slurp away.  There's a boy's one too, check the Rav project page.

oh, and don't mention that October is actually over, please ;)


  1. Love it ;)
    You so shoulda done it!

  2. That is so very funny... and at the same not :) I almost never swatch, but you've made me think that maybe I will for this, maybe...

  3. ha de ha ha.
    I actually did do a swatch this time!
    But did it on straights, I have to admit I didn't know that's how you swatch in the round, so thanks for those instructions, I've been to shy to ask.
    And yay for a clue to get us going soon, its like waiting for Santa to come ;)

  4. I think that would have been pretty funny.
    I do like the idea of the testers having secret jokes too.
    Have a happy day off today.

  5. I'm so sad I'll do my square!

  6. Luckily I did a swatch (switched yarn this afternoon) and found that once again I need to go up a needle size to a 7--US. I know the minute I go to bed, (10:30 PM Monday right now) you will put that clue up!!


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