Monday, April 16, 2012

STRINGING ALONG & Knit Cardi Update

Eight blue string blocks completed. I just love to string piece. Is it the randomness, free-construction, tons of color and texture? Maybe all of the above. Do you like stringing? Do you know why? Hmmm, maybe I don't need to know why, just enjoy it. Right?

A quick trim and they look real nice:

Knit Cardi Update: Things were moving along so well... almost to the waist. Then OOPSY!
Frustration doesn't come close to expressing what is happening with this simple knitted cardi. Made another mistake! Yipes... and right smack dab in the center front! No way around it, frog knitting would be involved. A LOT of it... like just over 1/2 the body length! Because the mistake was in the front lace edge, there was no way to drop a few stitches off the needle, let them run down to the mistake, and then hook them back up again properly. When a YO gets left out and everything shifts to the left one stitch... there is no easy fix that this knitter knows of. Oh well. Perhaps it will serve to build more character! lol

That's all for tonight. I hope you had a lovely weekend and have some time this week to stitch up something that makes you happy!

Quilty Hugs,

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9 comments:

Sheila said...

Yes I do like stringing. I have used the method many times to make pot holders. I made several string blocks for a quilt. Used muslin for the foundation.
How large are your blocks in the picture and did you use paper of muslin for the foundation?

soscrappy said...

Lovely string blocks. They always have such a nice sense of freedom.

Sue Daurio said...

Yep I love the strings too. The relaxation, low stress and then yes when the feeling you get right after the trimming. That's the part I love! The colors in your strings are wonderful!

LuAnn said...

I love your string blocks. I think they are fun and relaxing to sew and have a neat look in a quilt.

Lisa said...

I like to string piece, yours are very pretty! I not a good knitter but I do believe that a little mistake gives things character.

waggonswest said...

Beautiful string blocks. Hope your knitting is easier from here out.

Connie said...

I love string piecing and like you, I really find it relaxing, beautiful blocks!

Elly D said...

Love the string blocks Cyn :)
But OH NO! what a shame about the cardi. Could you not use that spot to put a button on? Glad I'm not the only one that has to do a lot of frog stitching when working with yarn. Frustration doesn't cover it! LOL....
Hugs
Ellyx

Sandy said...

Oh, what a shame about the cardigan! I've been making one, too, and I've done a *lot* of unknitting as I learn more about knitting.