1.05.2011

2 + 2 = 2

Daybreak
I had the best intentions of showing off my amazing progress with Turmeric this week. Everything was going swimmingly and I was at the clickity-click stage of the sweater body. But there was something that kept holding me back from the trance that usually occurs when knitting stockinette stitch in the round over and over again. I decided to count the increases that I had made to the front in order to achieve the pleat where the big button goes. And guess what? I had miscalculated and overshot the number by quite a bit due to my wonderful math reasoning that 2 increases at 2 markers would give a total of 2 increases per round. Yup, a whole lot of knitting thrown in the frog pond. Hmmm, maybe one of my New Year's resolutions should include taking a basic knitting math tutorial. As a consolation, I've started another project, Daybreak by the cool and talented Stephen West. Feeling slightly guilty about this one because I've appropriated the yarn that was meant to be for my husband's long awaited socks in order to knit this. That means another trip to the LYS for more sock yarn. Darn! In other news, the Shawl Collared Cowl for myself is progressing nicely, barring any future math incidents. Hopefully I'll have more to show next week since I'll be on vacation. Check out these talented ladies at WIP WEDNESDAYS WITH TAMI'S AMIS. Happy knitting and crocheting!

10 comments:

  1. It took me so, so long when I started making Amigurumis to grasp the math-type bits and increasing/counting stitches accordingly. It's still something I'm working on, really, so I empathize with your Turmeric dilemma! I hope it goes perfectly on th second go-round. And the yarn you're using for that Daybreak is kind of sunset-breathtaking.

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  2. Oh wow- I can't wait to see how your Daybreak comes out! I love love love Zauerball, and I also have been dying to knit Daybreak!

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  3. Math sucks! No other words for it. LOL Love the Daybreak! It's beautiful

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  4. On Monday, I managed to get 120 by multiplying 20 x 5. Frogging ensued. Those are lovely colors!

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  5. Who knew there'd be so much math in knitting? Last spring my 13yo daughter & I went to a class with Melissa Leapman about gauging and using math to get accurate results. When my daughter saw ML use a formula she knew from her algebra class, she practically jumped out of her chair -- at last, a good reason for math!

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  6. Math comes naturally to me most of the time, but I'm *convinced* there are little trolls that come around and screw up my calculations when I'm not looking!

    Love the colors for the Daybreak, can't wait to see what it looks like when it's done!

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  7. :-(. I've done the silly bad math type things too. Unfortunately I doubt any knitting math class can help with these kind of probs. :-(. Are you frogging the whole project? I hope not! Good luck!

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  8. Oooooh pretties! Can't wait to see them. I am mathematically challenged according to DH, but I don't believe him.

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  9. What is that glorious yarn on the left? I am totally in love with it!

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  10. Both yarns are Zauberball, the orange/red color is called Gebrannte Mandeln, the other color is Schokocreme. Thanks everyone for the kind comments!

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