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So I finally found and purchased the yarn my dad wanted for his vest… - love like me ・ 日記
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音楽: LeAnn Rimes - Something's Gotta Give (no, not a cover)
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So I finally found and purchased the yarn my dad wanted for his vest like 3 weeks ago but i haven't started yet. I haven't yet summoned the courage to try the new type of provisional cast-on I'll need to use. I did get a shiny new set of interchangeable circulars from knitpicks.com though, and I have to say, they're awesome. Unfortunately I've never used a set of interchangeables before, though, so I can't compare them to anything. ^^;;

On to the fun stuff...

Any day now...


Jenny's got a job, a cat named Jake,
31 candles on her birthday cake
Next year

Thought by now she'd have a man
Two car seats and a minivan
But it still ain't here

She's been lookin' for Mr. Right so long
But all she's found is Mr. Wrong
That's the pits

She's drawn a line that she won't cross
Her and time are facing off
She says something's gotta give

Something's gotta give me butterflies
Something's gotta make me feel alive
Something's gotta give me dreams at night
Something's gotta make me feel alright
I don't know where it is
But something's gotta give

Friday night she had a date
Cell phone junky a half hour late
That's the biz baby

She's riding out the twists of fate
She's had all that she can take
She says something's gotta give

I swear
There's got to be a meant to be for me out there
Somewhere someday
I'm gonna find someone, somehow, someway

Something's gotta give me butterflies
Something's gotta make me feel alive
Something's gotta give me dreams at night
Something's gotta make me feel alright
I don't know where it is
But something's gotta give
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erisedraine From: erisedraine Date: Thursday 31st August 2006 13.37 (UTC) (Link)
What is a provisional cast on? When you cast onto string or something?

I'm glad you like those interchangeable needles. I was thinking of asking for some for Christmas... buying circulars are really expensive, I've only bought 3 and they've already totalled $20!! ;_____; If I got all the sizes I'd need it would be 100s of dollars. :(

I love that LeAnn Rimes song. :D
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Friday 1st September 2006 05.20 (UTC) (Link)
A provisional cast on is what you use when you'll need to come back later to pick up the stitches and knit in the other direction. The vest pattern my dad picked out doesn't have ribbing at the bottom. He wants me to add some ribbing, and my bind off edges look way nicer than my cast on edges, so I figure it'll be easiest if I follow the pattern for his size, only making it a little shorter, then come back later and pick up stitches for the ribbing at the bottom.

A really common provisional cast on involves making a crochet chain, then picking up certain loops with your needle and knitting from that, so that you can unzip the chain and pick up the stitches later. The problem with this is that it's kinda difficult to pick up the correct loops and not have the yarn split, both of which will cause problems in the unzipping. But I've found a video for a way that creates the crochet chain on the needle with the loops already in the right place, and I want to try it.

The interchangeable set they're selling at knitpicks.com is a good one because it's got nickel-plated needles (which are very very yey, btw... That's a big part of what makes Addi Turbo circulars so wonderful), it's reasonably priced, and it's sold in such a way that if you find you need a few more cables or whatever, you can just buy whatever extra bits you need later. The knittinghelp.com forums probably have some kinds of reviews done by people who have used other sets, though... Before I decided on one to get (or ask for) I'd read what people think of that set and the other two interchangeable sets out there. The knitpicks set, though, is the cheapest and probably the most versatile as far as getting any extra pieces you might need, though, and that's why I got it.
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