View Full Version : Kicking Lord Kitchener's but!

07-06-2009, 04:50 PM
Hooooray! :woot: I just grafted together lace panels for a shawl. I've done kitchener before, but nothing like this. 80 stitches baby! And I made it across on the first try (well, after a few false starts on the two set-up stitches)! That was awesome. It was kind of a rush, getting close to the end and realizing I had 8 stitches on both needles!

It's a little tighter than maybe it should have been, but really, if I spread it out and you can't see the yarn tails still to be woven in, it's hard to find the grafting row. I'm hoping it will disappear after I block.

I'm really proud of myself right now this was kind of a milestone.

Now for the picking up of 640 stitches around the edge!

07-06-2009, 06:49 PM
LOL! I know you are pleased with yourself and so you should be! :woot: :yay: :woohoo: :cheering:

07-06-2009, 06:51 PM
happy dance time woot woot happy dance time woot woot

07-06-2009, 08:41 PM
Good for you! Now, just pick up those 600+ stitches one at a time and you'll be fine :happydance:

07-06-2009, 11:49 PM
Yes, you owe yourself a big pat on the shoulders. :muah: :muah: :happydance:

I have a freind that is working on a lace like that. Great idea, maybe someday I'll give it a try.

07-07-2009, 07:52 AM
You should give yourself a huge pat on the back it quite an accomplishment!!!! 600 huh, way to go girl!

07-08-2009, 03:37 PM
Good for you! Now, just pick up those 600+ stitches one at a time and you'll be fine :happydance:

320 picked up so far!

07-08-2009, 09:46 PM
Congrats on the kitchener stitch. I tried and tried to teach myself that with books and never got it - took sitting with the LYS owner repeating her little montra...I find it's like riding bike, once I got it I got.

best of luck with those 600 stitches

07-09-2009, 10:19 AM
Hee hee...I live in a city called Kitchener, so when I saw the title...*smiles*

NO that is SO rewarding! To use kitchener stitch for something bigger than a sock toe!

Grats to you!!!

07-09-2009, 01:37 PM
congratulations! I must say, I was not nearly so neat and efficient in my first, recent attempt.

07-10-2009, 04:27 PM
got any pics? Do you mean grafting? ....as in toes of socks? there are a few videos online for this. Congrats on your first attempt!

07-11-2009, 09:40 AM
Wow, I'm totally impressed. Did you sit in the closet with no distractions?:teehee:
Seriously, I do a toe sock around here and that's when the phone rings, kids fight or something and lose my place.

07-11-2009, 06:53 PM
WoW! Gotta say - I'm impressed BIG TIME!
:woohoo: :woot: :yay: :cheering: :happydance: