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aprildavis99
01-07-2006, 06:10 PM
Sorry that happened. We try to be so organized and still that devil "chaos" comes snooping around. :evil:

Hugs. :XX:

CarmenIbanez
01-07-2006, 06:22 PM
I just found this KAL. Has everyone started already? Am I too late to join?

nanonette
01-07-2006, 06:25 PM
Sounds like something I would do, volmel. I'm so sorry. :(

Personally, I have found that I'm much happier with my project after I frog though.

volmel
01-07-2006, 06:38 PM
I forgot to say "welcome" Nanoette!!!!

volmel
01-07-2006, 06:53 PM
Well, I just tried on the shrug part of it and it fits nicely. I think I'll just continue in the medium. It fits snugly under my arm pit and the back width is right. I think I did the width in small and the rest in medium, so maybe it isn't ruined.

gimmesanity
01-07-2006, 07:07 PM
:heart: :heart: Hugs :heart: :heart: volmel.

Good for you for not giving up on it, though! You're my hero. :D

Angelia
01-07-2006, 07:23 PM
Yes, happy clappies for you for not giving up, Volmel! :cheering:

And it's not too late to join in on Tubey--lots of folks don't even have their yarn yet, and there are those of us who do don't have a lot of work done (um, including me). Join anytime--the thread will stay open as long as people are working on Tubeyliciousness!

volmel
01-07-2006, 08:18 PM
Well thanks for the kudos, but it might not be appropriate now. I frogged the whole thing. I looked at the picture on the model and I want it to fit extra tight like hers is. In fact, I think I might go for the extra small. Here we go again. :XX:

Angelia
01-07-2006, 08:32 PM
Oh dear! :rofling: :rofling:

Well, at least you'll have experience with the shrug!

feltedknitter
01-07-2006, 10:09 PM
:thumbsup: just think on the positive
1. you have started
2. you caught s early enough and have a better idea on what to do
IN this one purse I am doing I have taken out more than I have in it
I feel for you
BUT ITS OK
:XX:
I love these emoticons
I wish I had them when I am arguing with my husband and kids
:lol: ha ha :XX:

feltedknitter
01-07-2006, 10:10 PM
:thumbsup: just think on the positive
1. you have started
2. you caught s early enough and have a better idea on what to do
IN this one purse I am doing I have taken out more than I have in it
I feel for you
BUT ITS OK
:XX:
I love these emoticons
I wish I had them when I am arguing with my husband and kids
:lol: ha ha :XX:

volmel
01-07-2006, 10:54 PM
awww, thanks everyone :heart:

andshewas
01-08-2006, 01:21 AM
volmel: i'm sure you won't regret it...
it always goes faster and turns out even better the second time around!
you'll be glad you took the time to make it perfect!

i can't even get started on mine till at least friday! i can't believe i'll be out of town when my yarn arrives.. wah!

nanonette
01-08-2006, 09:55 AM
Thanks for the welcome, volmel! :waving:

Placed my order yesterday. Now I just have "the wait" before my yarn arrives. Hope KnitPicks ships quickly. ;) At least it will give me time to force me to finish DD's poncho.

Angelia
01-08-2006, 10:12 AM
KP shipments vary. If you got free shipping but didn't pay for 3-day delivery, it could take upwards of two weeks....just be prepared!

On a Tubey note: I had to :frog: about 6 or 7 inches last night because mysterious holes appeared. Fer cryin' out loud, this is stockinette! I have no clue what happened. Anyway, it was hideous in several different spots (how I missed them as they occurred I'll never know), and I knew I couldn't do yarn-needle magic on them. :crying:

I've knit most of the length back, but it's very frustrating! :mad:

Andrea
01-08-2006, 10:20 AM
I'm really nervouse to start this KAL!! Is it hard?? I'd like to see some progress pics...

Angelia
01-08-2006, 10:26 AM
Apparently stockinette is hard for me. :rollseyes:

I am interested to know who's on the body portion.

volmel
01-08-2006, 11:16 AM
I probably WOULD have been on the body portion by now if I could have read instructions properly! :oops:

Mel

volmel
01-08-2006, 11:27 AM
Nannette, waiting is the worst!

Andrea, I only got as far as most of the shrug part of it done before I had to rip, and it wasn't difficult. The most challenging for me was using the double pointed needles which I had never done. I felt like needles were flying all over the place.

Angelia, did you figure out what happened? I'm sorry, it's so disheartening to work on something and have to rip it. :(

Mel

nanonette
01-08-2006, 12:00 PM
Angelia, sorry to hear you had to :frog: . :( Hope it goes more smoothly next time through. Bummer to hear KP free shipping can take a while. Oh well, gives me more time to finish DD's poncho.

I agree with Andrea. I'd love to see some in progress shots, too. If only to knit vicariously while I wait . . . . ;)

Julie
01-08-2006, 02:18 PM
Nannette, you never know...almost every order I've placed with the free shipping has been to me in 3-5 days. So there's hope :happydance:

That said, both Hildie and I ordered our yarn last Tuesday, and she got hers Thursday, but I'm still waiting. Unless it came yesterday (it's being delivered to my friend's house). :crying:

Angelia
01-08-2006, 02:36 PM
Re the :frog: No, I have no idea what happened. I have never had a problem with stockinette going all holey before! I thought at first I'd done a couple of YOs, but no; then I thought yarn wraps, but no. It was just plain weird! But, at least now the stockinette is even and looks normal...for now, anyway.... :rollseyes:

nanonette
01-08-2006, 04:09 PM
Good to know. Thanks, Julie. Here's hoping you got your package! :)

Glad it's progressing well, now, Angelia. :) I always do weird things like wrap the yarn the wrong way for some strange reason or forget to catch the loop. Maybe it's because I'm actually starting to get some speed? :rollseyes:

Are you adding lifelines? I think I probably should, since I'm a little concerned about having to :frog: in a circle. (Had to do that on DS's hat and was worried I would have my rows offset - of course, I was also making it with 2 circs.)

Angelia
01-08-2006, 04:45 PM
I used a lifeline when I frogged it. I should probably add one just in case, eh? Maybe every four or five inches...that is a good idea! :thumbsup:

Oh and I'm terrible at getting the needle in properly when I frog things. Even though I know which way to insert the needle, I always mistrust myself and do it the other way and the stitches end up twisted. :doh:

gimmesanity
01-08-2006, 08:24 PM
How do you add a lifeline? Do you just carry the yarn over? I don't get how you get in the stitches.... :??

Angelia
01-08-2006, 08:39 PM
I just threaded the under the left side of all of the V's in a knit row. I think Amy has a video on it but I cannot find it....

Julie
01-08-2006, 08:40 PM
When I want to add a lifeline, I just tape the end of a long piece of dental floss to my left needle, so as I work the row it gets automatically inserted. You jus thave to be careful not to knit it into any stitches on the next row. ;)

Angelia
01-08-2006, 08:43 PM
Oh yeah, there's that way! :rofling: :rofling:

For some reason I was explaining how to insert one to frog to....sorry! It was on my mind b/c I did it last night. :doh:

gimmesanity
01-08-2006, 09:03 PM
Thanks! I like that dental floss idea....maybe I'll give that a try.

nanonette
01-08-2006, 09:18 PM
Isn't there something about adding the floss or yarn in the hole in Boye's interchangebles? I've heard about it but have yet to try it.
Taping it to the needle is a great idea, too. Thanks, Julie! :thumbsup:

nanonette
01-08-2006, 09:23 PM
btw I'm still trying to figure out your Knitter's Geek code. ;) Thanks for the link 'cuz I haven't been able to decipher them yet. As an "older" (ie don't text message well) person, there are more acronyms in the code than I have ever seen. And I'm a computer geek!

Another musing - since starting knitting I truly believe that knitters started acronyms, since a dictionary is needed to get through a simple pattern.

mintdee
01-08-2006, 10:04 PM
If you go here (http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/FEATgeekcode.html) it will explain to you :thumbsup:

Good luck on thoes tubeys all!

Julie
01-08-2006, 11:08 PM
HEE, we were talking about it at lunch yesterday, how the KGC is kind of confusing. Every time I want to updete it I have to go back to the article and scrutinize it all over again. :rollseyes:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-09-2006, 12:14 AM
Hilde, do you knit continental or English (throw)? I've learned to do continental and the purl seems a teeny bit slower to me.

Sheesh, you spend a day away from the computer for a day and this thread grows 2 pages!!!
I knit continental, BUT I throw my yarn. I know, I'm wierd. :rollseyes: Actually I only throw when I knit. When i purl it's a who new level of wierdness.

Julie
01-09-2006, 11:46 AM
:cheering: The yarn came on Saturday :cheering:

Now I just have to clean my office before I can cast on :verysad:

Vendie
01-09-2006, 09:12 PM
My yarn came today!!! Woooo hooooo!!!

Angelia
01-09-2006, 09:22 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Porn? Where is porn?!

Vendie
01-09-2006, 09:23 PM
sorry didn't want to gloat in my stash of Merino Style in Coal that you couldn't get. See, I was looking out for your feeling. :D

Angelia
01-09-2006, 09:25 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard:

Aw, you won't hurt my feels. At least I'll get to see that SOMEONE has coal...even though that someone is NOT me!

gimmesanity
01-09-2006, 09:46 PM
I STILL haven't gotten my yarn!!!

:crying: :crying: :crying:

I'm so envious....

Angelia
01-09-2006, 09:47 PM
:heart: Hugs! :heart:

I pout for you! :(

candicane
01-10-2006, 01:07 PM
I am still waiting for my yarn to arrive, but decided I'd read the pattern a couple more times while stalking the mailman.

Already I have questions. This is my first sweater so please be gentle. I am making the xsmall or small depending on my back measurement which I want to do one more time. I am having a hard time visualizing how this is started.

Sleeves:
Using Crochet Cast On and MC, CO on 50 (55, 60, 65, 70) onto circular needle. Work in stockinette st slipping first st of each row, until work meaures...

QUESTION: I am not joining and knitting in the round until I switch to DPNs is this correct? When I slip the first stitch, if I am on a knit row, I slip knitwise and a if on a purl row, slip purlwise?

Thanks,

Candice

Gotta go check the mail.

Ingrid
01-10-2006, 05:04 PM
Always slip the first stitch as if to purl, otherwise you twist it.

kittyscorner
01-10-2006, 09:13 PM
Any pictures of your progress yet? I can't decide on yarns.... decisions, decisions.

nanonette
01-10-2006, 10:11 PM
Yeah, where's the porn????

At least I got a notice that my yarn shipped today!! :cheering: Maybe I'll get my package before the end of the week. :pray:

earthchick
01-10-2006, 10:40 PM
How sad is it that I'm stalking other people's KALs to see what lusciousness is out there that other people are creating. I enjoy the vicarious sense of accomplishment.

I wanna see some pics, people!!!

Angelia
01-10-2006, 10:48 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

nanonette
01-10-2006, 11:09 PM
Great idea, Stacey!! :thumbsup:

:off to check the other KAL's: ;)

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-11-2006, 12:11 AM
ROCK! I just discovered that i CAN use circs for the sleeve :cheering: My stitches fit around using the2nd shortest denise cable. ROCK. I'll be ready to join and start my stripes tomorrow :happydance:

CateKnits
01-11-2006, 02:51 AM
I'm ready to start the first sleeve! :cheering: Unfortunately, I went needle shopping at 7:30 tonight (errr...last night :oops: ) and Joann's was out of bamboo 8s. Grrrr. I got my 29" for the body, but it looks like I'm either using my icky metal DPNs for the sleeves, or going needle shopping again. :shock: What a tragedy that would be! :roflhard:

Vendie
01-11-2006, 06:53 AM
I'm, um, half-way through my first swatch. I think I'm just going to be slow on this one...at least until I can get one other thing done (that actually has a deadline)...if I can just keep myself headache free...

Andrea
01-11-2006, 11:57 AM
I still haven't got my yarn... :( I'm scared of this project!! For those who have done clogs (obviously that doesn't apply to you, Angelia!! :D )---is it harder than those?

Vendie
01-11-2006, 01:15 PM
There are probably some new techniques in Tubey, but I can't imagine it being any harder than clogs. But I also haven't started it yet, still swatching.

Julie
01-11-2006, 01:18 PM
Monotonous, maybe...but not too hard.... ;)

Sara
01-11-2006, 01:20 PM
Tubey is NOT hard. It looks like a great first sweater to me.

Andrea
01-11-2006, 03:59 PM
Ok, I just ordered my yarn----KP Merino all in Cinnamon... :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
I hope it's not itchy!!!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-11-2006, 04:46 PM
don't worry it won't be itchy! merino style is SO soft!!!!

I think this pattern is a billion times EASIER than the clogs, personally! It'sjust knitting and knitting and knitting (insert pee-wee herman voice here) and knitting and knitting! (okay yeah there's purling too). There's no wierd short rows or picking up back loops, or 3 needle BO or ANYTHING that might be considered "hard" in the clog pattern.

CateKnits
01-11-2006, 07:37 PM
First stripe! First stripe!

Andrea
01-11-2006, 08:17 PM
don't worry it won't be itchy! merino style is SO soft!!!!

I think this pattern is a billion times EASIER than the clogs, personally! It'sjust knitting and knitting and knitting (insert pee-wee herman voice here) and knitting and knitting! (okay yeah there's purling too). There's no wierd short rows or picking up back loops, or 3 needle BO or ANYTHING that might be considered "hard" in the clog pattern.

Good I'm glad you said that it's soft!! I was looking over the pattern and it just seemed a little crazy when you p/u and knit...maybe it'll make more sense once I actually start KNITTING the damn thing! I imagine if I LOVE the pattern, I'll make one for my sissy too...she'd be amazed.

Of course I'll have you lovely ladies to help me!!
First stripe! First stripe!
Progress picture please!!!

Angelia
01-11-2006, 08:20 PM
It is soft, Andrea! Should be nice and cozy!

And yeah, Cate, show a progress pic lest I begin to think you're exaggerating your progress just to vex me! :rofling:

volmel
01-11-2006, 11:40 PM
I'm on my second sleeve. One thing I think I'm going to change is to frog the bottom part of the other sleeve and not increase it to make it bell shaped. I don't think the shape suits me.

mel

aprildavis99
01-11-2006, 11:47 PM
(insert pee-wee herman voice here) and knitting and knitting!

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Now I must rent this darn movie just to see that part! :shock:
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:


**still waiting for yarn.

CateKnits
01-12-2006, 12:28 AM
I'll take one when I stop for the night. :P

CateKnits
01-12-2006, 01:22 AM
It's not perfect, but I've got about 11 inches on the sleeve part. The back part is folded under. And, yes, that's KH on my screen. :P

aprildavis99
01-12-2006, 02:49 AM
I'm on my second sleeve. One thing I think I'm going to change is to frog the bottom part of the other sleeve and not increase it to make it bell shaped. I don't think the shape suits me.

mel

I thought the same. I was just going to make it a ribbed edge to match the body.

Angelia
01-12-2006, 07:41 AM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Yay, Cate!

nanonette
01-12-2006, 08:12 AM
Cate, I love your colors!!! Thanks for posting photos!! :thumbsup:

earthchick
01-12-2006, 08:32 AM
Very cool! Thanks for posting a pic. I can't wait to see more.

the more I stalk this thread, the more I'm obsessed with the possibility of knitting Tubey....

Angelia
01-12-2006, 08:45 AM
"Sssssssstaceeeeeeeeey.........kniiiiiiiiiiiiiit meeeeeeeee!" ~~Tubey

CateKnits
01-12-2006, 09:08 AM
I'm not so sure how I feel about the sleeves, either. I tried mine on last night and they feel pretty loose to begin with. I guess I'll see. :shock:

earthchick
01-12-2006, 12:08 PM
"Sssssssstaceeeeeeeeey.........kniiiiiiiiiiiiiit meeeeeeeee!" ~~Tubey

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

volmel
01-12-2006, 12:18 PM
Cate, I know what you mean about the sleeves. I made mine extra small to fit snugly, but the sleeve feels loose. I'm knitting my second sleeve on a circ instead of dpns to see if that tightens up and I might frog the first sleeve. But I figure I can do that later, even after I get the body knit if I want to. I'm just seeing if the circs make a difference.

BTW, you sweater looks just lovely. Your knitting is perfect looking. Good job!

mel

candicane
01-12-2006, 12:54 PM
Hmmm... starting to wonder about the sizing. I had also planned on doing a straight sleeve. I am making the small based on the back measurement. (Unless my husband measure wrong. EEk)

What size top do those making xsmalls and smalls usually wear? I wear a 4 or 6 and decided to go with the small. I haven't gotten very far (still on the back), so I am wondering if I should start over in the xsmall.

Candice

CateKnits
01-12-2006, 12:58 PM
I generally wear small tops, but I nearly always wear t-shirts and other slightly stretchy things, so I had my roommate measure my back. I decided to make the small, but I'm thinking I might have done better with the extra small. I'm probably going to end up at least frogging back to the sleeve increase. :rollseyes: I'm hoping, though, that they'll end up looking normal and not just make it look like I have huge, flabby arms.

volmel
01-12-2006, 01:05 PM
I'm doing the extra small and I wear a 34B bra. I have a small rib cage and shoulders so thought I should go with extra small. I'm knitting to gauge with size 8. Let me try mine on and show you a picture with the sleeve so you can judge for yourself.

Angelia
01-12-2006, 01:09 PM
I have broad shoulders and am knitting the M (I'm 5'9", so that makes for very broad shoulders indeed)...I normally wear a S/M sweater, but the shoulders always end up a bit snug. But sheesh, I wonder about the sleeves now. May have to do some tinkering. Or, I might just embrace the fullness of the sleeves and the tightness of the body...it could actually look good as long as the sleeves aren't kimono-like.

candicane
01-12-2006, 01:23 PM
Yes, please show me the Xsmall. I am only at 32-34A but the back measurement has me worried. I am 5'7" but do have broad shoulders. I like to think of it as upper body strength.

Candice

CateKnits
01-12-2006, 01:24 PM
That's what I'm hoping for, Angelia. I'm fairly sure the body will be..uhh.."snug?" in the body since I'm fairly well-endowed, :oops: so hopefully it'll look like I intended the sleeves to be bigger. Yeah, that's it.

Angelia
01-12-2006, 01:42 PM
I am 5'7" but do have broad shoulders. I like to think of it as upper body strength.

Heh, yes, yes, Candice, me too! And broad shoulders help narrow the waist! ;)

And yes--you MEANT to knit Tubey that way, Cate! We'll defend you! :thumbsup:

volmel
01-12-2006, 01:59 PM
I'm not that happy with the sleeve. the back part and under the arms fit perfectly, but the sleeves are loose. It's almost as if I should have decreased the stitches when I started the sleeve at the beginning instead of keeping the same number. You can also see what size chest and torso I have. Sorry it's so bad a picture, but I had to go in the bathroom and shoot it in the mirror.

volmel
01-12-2006, 02:01 PM
Yikes, sorry that's so big. My image editor is at the office and I'm at home today. I'm 5'10" so I had to knit the sleeve longer than the extra small (it's curled up at the end). Also, my mirror is very old, so it left spots on the pictures :oops:

Angelia
01-12-2006, 02:04 PM
Yeah, that is loose, but I kinda like it! Is it something you could live with alongside the snug body, or do you want an overall snug fit?

CateKnits
01-12-2006, 02:08 PM
Thanks for posting the picture! I think I can live with mine loose like that..of course, mine's a size bigger, so I'm sure it won't look quite as good. :rollseyes: But at least now I have a better idea of how it looks in general.
I like your colors, volmel!

candicane
01-12-2006, 02:09 PM
Thanks for the picture! That really helps me. We seem to have similar builds although I am shorter. I don't want my sweater to be baggy.

I am going to start over in xsmall and just make the back piece a little longer if necessary before I join and work in the round. Better now than later.

Love the colors you picked! Are you using Andean Silk or Merino Style?

Candice

volmel
01-12-2006, 02:11 PM
I would like it to fit more snugly, as that is the way it is on my back. I'm wondering if I just knit too loosely using the dpns, but I don't think so. The tension seemed just as tight as when I did the back. I've gone to circs on the other sleeve, but it still seems like it's going to be the same size. I wonder if I should decrease or go to smaller size needles. I'm going to knit the other sleeve and the body and see what I think overall. It's so hard to tell how it's going to look overall when you only have a part of it done. Plus, of course, it isn't blocked yet. When I finish and if the body is sorta snug and the sleeves look loose, I might like it taking the sweater as a whole. I really don't think I could have knit that sleeve any tighter.

volmel
01-12-2006, 02:15 PM
Thanks for the compliments. I do like the colors. I used Andean silk and it's nice to work with although it does have a tendency to slip through your fingers as you knit. I found I had to wrap it a little tighter and hold on!

I like the colors she used in the pattern picture, so I went to KP and tried to find colors that matched it as closely as I could.

mel

Julie
01-12-2006, 02:17 PM
I'm glad eveyone else seems to be having sleeve issues too. Seems to me that there should have been a simple warning on the pattern: whatever size you think you should knit, go one size smaller. :rollseyes:

I'm only 7" in but I think I'm going to frog and start the next size down. It just seems like the sleeves are going to be ginormous. Also, I held it up to my friend's back, and you know how in the knitty photo, the shrug part ends right under her armpits? Mine went halfway down her back. And I *am* knitting to gauge.
:??

CateKnits
01-12-2006, 02:26 PM
Also, I held it up to my friend's back, and you know how in the knitty photo, the shrug part ends right under her armpits? Mine went halfway down her back. And I *am* knitting to gauge.
:??
I had the same issue, and I figured it would end up okay because it's stockinette and it looks like the top part that's not connected to the body tube rolls some, so I think it'll be okay. That's what I'm telling myself, anyway!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-12-2006, 03:57 PM
Yay!!!!! :cheering:

i still have a measley 5 inches done :rollseyes:

CateKnits
01-12-2006, 04:01 PM
At least you're more on track for the Year of the Sweater KAL than I am, Hildie. At this rate, I'm going to have to start another sweater. :rollseyes: Maybe I can finish my cardigan and half count in since I started last year. Watch, now that I've said this I won't even finish Tubey by March!

CateKnits
01-12-2006, 06:03 PM
This isn't a great picture, but I think I can deal with the looseness of the sleeve. I'm not sure if I can deal with knitting the other one, though. :shock:

Angelia
01-12-2006, 06:22 PM
It's tough to see how far it's draping off of your arm, but it looks good, I think! :thumbsup:

CateKnits
01-12-2006, 06:24 PM
Yeah, I put it on my right arm and then had to take the picture with my left hand, holding the camera upside-down so I could hit the button with my thumb. :rollseyes: Maybe I'll get my roommate to take one for me...or maybe I'll just wait until I get enough of the second sleeve done that I can FOR REAL wear it instead of awkwardly holding it up. :roflhard:

Angelia
01-12-2006, 06:26 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard:

Yeah, the awkward holding while still trying to take a pic is a bit difficult, I'm sure! But you get points for trying! :thumbsup:

gimmesanity
01-12-2006, 07:47 PM
oooh, oooh, I got my yarn, I got my yarn!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Now I'm worried about the sleeves :thinking:

Unfortunately, I can't really start on the sweater until this weekend. I have two other projects to finish first (luckily, they're both pretty small.)

I :heart: the pics! I'd love to see more progress pics!!

~Sharon

Julie
01-12-2006, 08:09 PM
Well, I decided not to frog. I hope I don't regret it. :rollseyes:

10" done as of dinnertime....YAWN........

nanonette
01-12-2006, 08:10 PM
Thanks for the photo, Cate! I agree that the sleeve looks OK from that angle.

I didn't measure take my back measurement, but I went ahead & went with the XS due to my all too small bust size. :rollseyes:

Mel, I love your colors, too!

Still waiting for my yarn which shipped on the 10th. :(

Andrea
01-12-2006, 08:24 PM
You guys are really getting me nervous!! I was planning on doing the medium, but maybe not now...I'm 5'7" and I normally wear a M/L, but it DOES say it stretches, so maybe I'll do a small :thinking:

My yarn shipped today :cheering:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-12-2006, 09:13 PM
well, i'm sticking with the XL. I'm a 38DD

CateKnits
01-12-2006, 09:45 PM
I'm something between a 34D and 34DD. :rollseyes:

gimmesanity
01-12-2006, 10:26 PM
Cate, you and I must be boob sisters!! ;)
Yeah, I'm around a 32D. I think I'm gonna make the x-small and hope that it's not too tight....there's always a minimizer bra...

CateKnits
01-12-2006, 10:32 PM
I think I'd fit best in a 32DD, but I've never SEEN one. I have a hard enough time finding a 34D anywhere but Victoria's Secret. :rollseyes:
KellyK should come rejoice; this thread has been napped by boobies!

aprildavis99
01-12-2006, 11:37 PM
I'm doing the XL because I'm a 42DD. I was thinking about inventing a size bigger than the biggest size on the pattern, just to be sure because I also have a "fullness" in the midsection. Yeah, I think I will try that. I think that being bigger, I can get away with a bit of a looser fit on the body. I am still going to make straight sleeves. I don't want to make my new size sweater and end up with bat-wing sleeves. :shock: :roflhard:

KNIT BELLA
01-13-2006, 11:46 AM
OK well Im going to try a sweater for the first time. I love a challenge , but I need to know something before I order my yarn. The sweater that I choose is the Tubey , but it calls for Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. Ive noticed that some of you are using knitpicks Merino Style yarn. Will it gauge the same????? Please Help..IM just a newbie

Julie
01-13-2006, 11:53 AM
Cristina, I'm knitting to gauge with Merino Style on US6 needles. Not that I wouldn't have loooooved to use Cashmerino (YUM!), but the MS was so much more affordable. Great color choices too. :thumbsup:

candicane
01-13-2006, 11:57 AM
I also really like the Debbie Bliss Casmerino, but not the price. Then I read on Yarndex that it is not getting very good reviews. Problems with pilling.

I am using KnitPicks Andean Silk and am knitting to gauge with #8.

Candice

volmel
01-13-2006, 04:16 PM
I got my body joined (which was interesting) and am in my third row of ribbing!

mel

nanonette
01-13-2006, 09:02 PM
Jumping for joy because I got my yarn today!! :cheering:

Too bad I can't even swatch tonight 'cuz I'm going to my monthly Bunco meet. :crying:

I've attached a photo of my colors. (Sorry for getting coal, Angelia :() Tide Pool is a little more vivid that what I thought it was going to be, and Iris is a very deep purple, but overall I'm very pleased with the colors. And the Merino is very soft!!!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-13-2006, 09:50 PM
april, i *am* inventing a new size. (ingy the wise suggested it! :heart:) I couldn't get gauge with size 8 needles, but I didn't like how the size 9 knitted up in my yarn. I hope it works! I cast on 75 stitches and I'm doing st st until it measures 25 inches before joining the round. The good news is that I can do it on circs instead of DPNs :-)

Andrea
01-13-2006, 11:17 PM
Pardon my french but you guys have some huuuuuuuuuuuuuge knockers!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

gimmesanity
01-13-2006, 11:19 PM
umm, I prefer 'bazoomies', thank you. :lol:

Andrea
01-13-2006, 11:19 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard:

CateKnits
01-13-2006, 11:24 PM
One of my friends up here has a theory that ladies from Maryland all have huge knockers. :rollseyes:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-13-2006, 11:43 PM
BAZOOMSS!!!!!! My mom says that sometimes... she's from baltimore!

I prefer "ta-tas," myself. Know how sometimes, the top part plops over the top of your bra? "biscuits" :lol: .... we even have a bicuit song in our house :roflhard:



*ahem*


Back to the sweater.... THIS IS BOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRINNNNGGGGGG

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-13-2006, 11:44 PM
crap, i forgot to finish my post :oops:

ANYWAY, what I was going to say was "this is boring... I can't wait until I can start the stripes"

CateKnits
01-13-2006, 11:45 PM
I can't wait until I start the BODY. I've only got about 17 inches of sleeve left. :rollseyes: At least it's just one sleeve. :shock:

Julie
01-14-2006, 12:48 AM
I'm going to have to step away from this often, I can tell -- just like Hell's Poncho. Same yarn, same needles, as a matter of fact. SO FREAKING BORING! But a labor of love.... ;)

aprildavis99
01-14-2006, 12:53 AM
I am using Ingy's idea to make a new size also..but I had already gotten about 6" of the shrug part before she posted that idea. I think I wil leave that part alone and maybe just make it longer..I don't want to add more stitches because it fits my arm good now. I am just big in the middle and the bust not the arms and legs. I basically look like a giant potato with spaghetti arms and legs :shock: Darn that Mexican/Native American gene pool. :mad: We all have big mids, skinny legs/arms and flat butts. Not giving J LO butt any competition here. :rollseyes:

aprildavis99
01-14-2006, 12:59 AM
BTW I got my stripe colors today!! :balloons: :cheering:
Such pretty colors. I don't really like the vanilla with the other colors. I have some honey that I will probably substitute. I so can't wait. But I agree. The shrug part is awfully boring.

Angelia
01-14-2006, 08:12 AM
Yay for those of you zipping right along, and for those of you who've gotten your yarn and are ready to knit away!

And if you're knitting with coal, well, think of me!

I've had to put a hold on Tubey (I'm almost to the sleeve bit). My best friend's b-day is next week and I've got to finish her Lucy bag and felt and dry the thing, all by Wednesday. :shock:

I do want to know, though, for those of you working on or past the sleeves: are you decreasing or not? There was some talk of decreasing b/c of how big the sleeves are...would just like to know how to proceed when I do get to the sleeves (tomorrow, hopefully!).

nanonette
01-14-2006, 10:25 AM
:roflhard: :roflhard:

Andrea said:
Pardon my french but you guys have some huuuuuuuuuuuuuge knockers!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

Bazoomies, knockers, tatas - whatever you like to call them - all sound very, very impressive!! Tubey will have a whole new look! ;)

April, :thumbsup: for receiving your strip colors!

volmel
01-14-2006, 11:27 AM
I do want to know, though, for those of you working on or past the sleeves: are you decreasing or not? There was some talk of decreasing b/c of how big the sleeves are...would just like to know how to proceed when I do get to the sleeves (tomorrow, hopefully!).

Angelia, I don't know yet. My first sleeve is big and I've knitted the second down past the last stripe and tied it off to finish later. Now I'm on the body (which is much more enjoyable to knit) and when I finish with that I'll look at the sleeves again. I don't know if I will change the sleeves until I finish the body and see how it looks overall.

mel

Julie
01-14-2006, 12:18 PM
That's what I was plannign to do too -- knit to about the elbows, then do the same for the second sleeve, and make that decision a little later. :thumbsup:

andshewas
01-14-2006, 05:22 PM
my yarn arrived yesterday - which made yesterday 'day o' swatches'! so today is 'day o' needle buying'... because of course, since i own appropriate size 8 needles for this project, i'm knitting to gauge with sixes!
so off to the yarn shop for me for some size six circs!

you ladies are also giving me second thoughts about the sizes as well, i was gonna do a medium, but now i'm leaning toward the small... i guess it'll be just another motivator to lose weight for new year.

i'm gonna try to catch up as fast as i can!

Andrea
01-14-2006, 07:01 PM
:cheering: :cheering: I got my yarn!!! :cheering: :cheering:
Now I guess I have to gauge, which I've never done before :shock:
I've never knit anything crazy enough to require gauge---I'm a felted bag girl!!

I'd include a pic, but it's just 14 balls of Cinnamon Merino!! No stripes for me!

volmel
01-14-2006, 08:18 PM
I've knitted several stripes on the body now and I have to say this is a really pretty sweater. The ribbing and the stripes together look striking. The sleeves even look better. I don't know yet if I'm going to keep them as large until I finish the body. I think everyone is going to be pleased with this KAL

Mel

volmel
01-14-2006, 08:20 PM
Andrea that cinnamon color is going to make a striking tubey with all the pretty ribbing in the body.

Mel

Julie
01-14-2006, 09:02 PM
So today I found the perfect Tubey-knitting activity. I missed season 4 of 24, and I want to watch season 5, so I spent the entire afternoon reading recaps on TWoP to catch up on what happened last season, knitting while I was reading.

I knitted my way through 9 episode recaps (for those who are unfamiliar, these are LONG! Like 12 pages each) and I am *almost* done with the booooringest stockinette part. Only an inch and a half more and I can JOIN FOR THE SLEEVE!
:cheering:

aprildavis99
01-15-2006, 12:17 AM
:cheering:

I need something to watch while I do this stockinette part, too. Hmmmm

Maybe I will sit down and watch the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy in one sitting. Since I have seen it...each separately, I will be able to concentate enough on my knitting so I don't make mistakes. Besides, who can resist catching a glimpse of Orlando Bloom or Viggo Mortensen to break up the stockinette boredom?

Julie
01-15-2006, 12:50 AM
mmmmm...Orlando Bloom.......

andshewas
01-15-2006, 01:57 AM
oh man, i daydream about having a minature legolas to keep in my pocket and just ogle.

for me, the time passer on this one is prison break... which also has some juicy menspeople nice for ogling:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0589505/

yummy.

oh - and this is my first time knitting with andean silk too.. and it is amazing. i can't wait to try this on!

i'm about 12" through the back part of the shrug.

aprildavis99
01-15-2006, 04:21 AM
oh man, i daydream about having a minature legolas to keep in my pocket and just ogle.

for me, the time passer on this one is prison break... which also has some juicy menspeople nice for ogling:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0589505/

yummy.

oh - and this is my first time knitting with andean silk too.. and it is amazing. i can't wait to try this on!

i'm about 12" through the back part of the shrug.

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

earthchick
01-15-2006, 08:38 AM
Be careful about mixing Orlando Bloom with knitting. I did that the other night and ended up having to frog 25 rows the next day. He's a bit, erm, distracting....

And my husband was not pleased on Friday when I announced it was Orlando's birthday....

Angelia
01-15-2006, 09:27 AM
And my husband was not pleased on Friday when I announced it was Orlando's birthday....

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Ooh, same day as my dh's birthday...I can secretly celebrate Orlando's too, and poor dh will never know! :happydance:

volmel
01-15-2006, 11:09 AM
It's my hubby's birthday, too!!!

aprildavis99
01-15-2006, 03:28 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-15-2006, 04:57 PM
I was going to post a picture of my progress, but you can just look at Julie's picture.... mine looks exactly the same, right down to the purple yarn for the provisional cast on! :-)

As soon as I'm done on KH, I'm going to start knitting... I have about 3 inches to go before joining the round. Then it's stripey time!!!! I'm trying to decide how I want to do them :thinking:

Julie
01-15-2006, 06:54 PM
Hildie, I thought the same thing -- I cast on, knit a few rows, and realized it looked exactly like yours :roflhard:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-16-2006, 12:01 AM
hey! how much is that worth to you???? I can save a LOT of time by just buying it off you :-)

Andrea
01-16-2006, 03:45 PM
hey! how much is that worth to you???? I can save a LOT of time by just buying it off you :-)

:fingerwag:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-16-2006, 11:11 PM
:oops: sowwwwwwyyyyyyyyyyy

Julie
01-16-2006, 11:13 PM
I just started my 4th skein :cheering:

And, I was overjoyed today to find that when I put it on my friend, the shrug part was too long, meaning I've already knit a few inches of the second sleeve. :cheering:

aprildavis99
01-16-2006, 11:53 PM
:thumbsup:

CateKnits
01-17-2006, 01:08 AM
I'm on the stripes on my second sleeve! :happydance:

aprildavis99
01-17-2006, 04:13 AM
I am 12 inches on the back so far. :XX: :XX:

Vendie
01-17-2006, 07:37 AM
I'm still on my swatch :verysad:

not enough hours in the day!

nanonette
01-17-2006, 07:54 AM
I've done all of one inch. LOL! Silly me got it in my head yesterday to knit up a "quick" baby hat for my co-worker's daughter. So I'll probably remain at one inch until the weekend.

Angelia
01-17-2006, 08:06 AM
So, regarding the swatches....did anyone measure them hanging as opposed to flat? You know, to measure how much the swatch lengthens just as the sweater itself will when we wear it, and then take that stretching into account for measuring the swatch?

I saw something about this last night on an old recording of Knitty Gritty...(I think Lily Chin was the guest; but my mind is foggy.)

I didn't do this kind of measurement... :rollseyes:

candicane
01-17-2006, 10:35 AM
When changing yarns for the stripes on the sweater, I cut the old yarn and attached the new color using a slip knot. Where the join is made the stripe seems to do a little "jig-jag" and is not perfectly lined up. I hope this made sense. What am I doing wrong?

It is not terribly noticeable since it is on the underside of the arm.

Candice

Angelia
01-17-2006, 11:36 AM
Yeah, it's called a "jog"--here's a link to the "jogless jog" (http://www.socknitters.com/kickback/joglessjog.htm). It's worked pretty well for me so far...sometimes with better success than others.

Edit to say you're not doing anything wrong--it happens to us all! :D

candicane
01-17-2006, 11:55 AM
Thanks for the link. Glad to know I wasn't doing it wrong to begin with. I am always second guessing.

Did anyone else start their sleeve striping lower than the pattern reads? I am making the xsmall and the striping begins 6.5 inches from the join. I probably just have freakishly long arms, but I started my striping about 8.5 inches from the join. In the picture, it looks like the striping begins just above the elbow. 6.5 inches would have put the stripes beginning on my upper arm.

candice

Andrea
01-17-2006, 02:14 PM
I'm swatching right now in stockenette...do I have to do the ribbing swatch? I see no reason for it...to go along the lines of Angelia's students "what do I need to do that for?? It's not like I'm ever going to use it!"

I mean, if I knit to gauge on stockenette, it's not like I'm going to switch needles 1/2 through (or do some people do that??) :shock: I'm so gauge illiterate
HELP :help:

Angelia
01-17-2006, 02:27 PM
I'm so ignorant that I can offer no advice.

I will say, though, that I didn't do the stockinette swatch b/c I figured if my 3x1 rib swatch was to gauge, the stockinette would be, too. And it is...mostly; I'm off by 1/2 a stitch and have tried to compensate by adjusting my tension (seems to be working). It's not like changing needles will help at all!

Andrea
01-17-2006, 02:29 PM
I probably should have done the ribbing swatch instead... :doh:

Angelia
01-17-2006, 02:36 PM
Well, just use the reverse illogic of my plan: if your stockinette is to gauge, then you're okay! ;)

Andrea
01-17-2006, 02:40 PM
That's why you're a professor!! You are smart and logical!! :cheering:
I think I'll log off and go sit on the couch all day---DH won't be home until 1830...6:30 PM for all you non-24 hour people...I still get confused on the times

:XX: :XX: <----me today

Angelia
01-17-2006, 02:42 PM
Hey, I'm an Army brat--I can tell that kind of time! (And when confused...subtract 12 ;)

Go knit! :XX:

Andrea
01-17-2006, 04:29 PM
Ok, I made gauge with size 8 :cheering:

Now, for the crochet cast on, does the crochet hook have to be an 8 as well?? I have a US K...I don't know anything about crocheting, so I need some help here...

CateKnits
01-17-2006, 04:43 PM
I'm totally not on KH while I'm in a lab. :oo: Not at all. :oo:


That was to ease my guilt. :roflhard: Anyway, I used a pretty huge crochet hook and it turned out okay.

Andrea
01-17-2006, 04:44 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Cate, you kill me!!

Andrea
01-17-2006, 05:06 PM
Ok, question for you...(you=anyone)

Can I CO with MC onto the circular right away with the crochet hook? (I just watched a video about the provisional CO using this method). OR is my other option using waste yarn and making a chain of stitches on a crochet hook, then picking yp all those stitches and starting? The latter seems to be up what pattern says, but now that I figured out the provisional, this seems a lot quicker and easier...I think as long as I figure out this first part, the rest will be a cinch (fingers crossed)


EDIT:
I CO 60 stitches...do you break the yarn and then start your first row? That's what I did, I hope it's right...it's seems a little wonky right now.

CateKnits
01-18-2006, 01:13 AM
So thanks to trying to start my evil toe-up socks, I didn't get much done on Tubey. :rollseyes: I did make it past the stripes and the increases, though, so I only have a few inches left on the second sleeve. I'm going to be sad when I start the body and won't be able to try it on anymore! I'm thinking about working for three or four more hours instead of sleeping so I can finish the sleeve and wear it as a shrug tomorrow! :roflhard: :roflhard:

CateKnits
01-18-2006, 04:59 PM
Crappy pictures, and I haven't hidden all the ends yet, but I wore it to class like this today! :roflhard:

Julie
01-18-2006, 05:53 PM
Cool! :thumbsup:

volmel
01-18-2006, 07:46 PM
I'm through! Well just a tad more cause I'm changing the sleeve. One of them is 3/4 length and that's what looks best on me, so I'm taking out the long big part on the first sleeve to make it 3/4.

It looks really good. It's my first sweater and I'm proud. It fits perfectly (I did extra small). I have to go to a meeting, but I'll take a pic and post it tomorrow.

Mel

Angelia
01-18-2006, 08:46 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Cate, you wore it to class? I love that!!!!

And it looks good, too! :thumbsup:

CateKnits
01-18-2006, 09:35 PM
Okay, I don't know what went on, but apparently my flat back section has about half as many rows as it should. When picking up for the body, I could only get 49 stitches and I'm supposed to have 86. I am NOT frogging this whole thing, so if no one has any suggestions, I guess I'll have myself a shrug. Rolling Eyes

nanonette
01-18-2006, 10:15 PM
I'm sorry I don't have any suggestions, Cate. I'm such a newbie.

But I did just find out that I was supposed to slip the first stitch AND knit the last stitch of each row. I was wondering why my row ends didn't look the same as the beginnings. :doh: Wish I would have known that that's what slip the first meant.

:sigh: I guess that means I'm starting over yet again. At least I've only done about 2 inches. LOL.

Jeep_Girl
01-18-2006, 10:20 PM
Cate - I love it!!! I'm sorry I can offer no help as I haven't even cast on for mine....

Angelia
01-18-2006, 10:53 PM
Hmmm....does it look like it has enough stitches in the back? The dir. say 7 stitches for every 10 rows; is that what you have?

candicane
01-19-2006, 10:01 AM
Cate,

I love a nice shrug! I haven't gotten that far yet, so I am of no help, but your shrug looks great! I even like the bell sleeve, which I did not do and am hoping that I don't regret it.

Candice

Vendie
01-19-2006, 11:41 AM
Seeing how it fits on you, I'm not sure how you could have shorted yourself in rows in the back section. Hmmm, I'm nowhere near this spot, seeing as I haven't even cast on yet :rollseyes: , so I don't know what useful advice I could give...maybe just try picking them up again...maybe those, um, 30 some odd stitches were just hiding somewhere?

CateKnits
01-19-2006, 12:24 PM
Some of them were hiding...after the third or fourth try (WITH my glasses :roflhard: ), I managed 73. I'm on the second row of ribbing and it just looks like CRAP. My cast on for the neckline is horrible...So it looks like I'm starting this part over, anyway. :rollseyes: I'm not in the mood to play with it anymore, though, so it might have to sit as a shrug for a few days.

Angelia
01-19-2006, 12:34 PM
Well, taking a break from it will do you some good. Besides, you've got those lovely socks to work on! :inlove:

volmel
01-19-2006, 05:24 PM
Ta-Da!!!

I'm standing with my hands on my hips, so it pulled the sweater down, but you get the idea of how it turned out.

Mel

knitqueen
01-19-2006, 05:47 PM
That's awesome! Way to go!! :cheering:

CateKnits
01-19-2006, 05:59 PM
Gorgeous!!

earthchick
01-19-2006, 06:07 PM
:inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

AWESOME!!

volmel
01-19-2006, 06:09 PM
Thanks! It was lots of fun, although a little frustrating at times, but I'm pretty proud since it's a first sweater attempt.

Jillle
01-19-2006, 06:17 PM
Mel - Fantastic job! The colors are gorgeous. :inlove:

Andrea
01-19-2006, 06:49 PM
Outstanding!!! I hope mine turns out that good!

nanonette
01-19-2006, 07:36 PM
:heart: :heart: :heart: your colors, Mel!!! It's a beautiful sweater & you did a terrific job!! Thanks for sharing! :cheering:

gimmesanity
01-19-2006, 08:02 PM
Gorgeous!!
Dayum....I haven't even started mine yet... :oops:

I :heart: :heart: the colors! And you look smokin' in your new threads!

~Sharon

volmel
01-19-2006, 08:03 PM
awww, thanks so much for the kind words (((friends)))

I do have a question. Do I need to block it? It fits perfectly. In fact, there's nothing I would change about it.

Mel

Julie
01-19-2006, 08:03 PM
:inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

Great job!!

volmel
01-19-2006, 08:11 PM
Thanks :)

aprildavis99
01-19-2006, 08:32 PM
Mel, that turned out very nice. I love your colors. :cheering: :cheering:

volmel
01-19-2006, 08:43 PM
I did end up doing a light steam blocking and I'm glad I did. I corrected and flattened a few stitches and uncurled the ends better.

Mel

volmel
01-19-2006, 08:45 PM
Thanks April! I tried to get the colors as close to the picture as I could.

Lady M
01-19-2006, 09:06 PM
Beautiful Job !!!

It is so inspiring and gorgeous !!! Makes me want to get to work on my sweater even more :thumbsup:


Anne

Jeep_Girl
01-19-2006, 10:25 PM
Great job!!! Which yarn is that? Is it the merino?

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-19-2006, 11:21 PM
wow, V, it looks great!!

Did we figure out the shrug-to-body-stitches problem????Are you supposed to pick up stitches andd then cast on some extras??

CateKnits
01-19-2006, 11:25 PM
No, you're not, Hildie. I just have to because I suck. :rollseyes: But it wasn't a huge difference, so I only increased a few extra and my body will be an extra small. Hopefully it won't turn out too terrible. I have to take a break from it, anyway, because my first couple of rows of ribbing look HORRIBLE and I'm not sure why. :shock:

volmel
01-19-2006, 11:59 PM
Thanks again! Everyone is so kind.

The yarn is the Andean Silk. It was nice to work with and knitted to gauge. The only problem I had was it was kind of slick where I wrapped it around my fingers, so I would have to tighten my fingers more than I usually do.

Mel

Angelia
01-20-2006, 07:41 AM
Oh, Mel, that looks great! And I love your color choices for the stripes!

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

candicane
01-20-2006, 10:16 AM
EEk! I was knitting right along and came to what looked like a unintentional yarn over. So I dropped it and decided that it might be a good idea to count my stitches. This is where the EEK comes in. I counted and there are 7 extra!

I was planning on a straight sleeve, which it still is. I tried it on and think it fits nicely. Now I need to figure out where I added the extra stitches so I can do the same on the other arm. Any suggestions?

Candice

EDIT:

I guess I shouldn't count at night. There are still only 50 stitches. Don't know how I kept miscounting.

Angelia
01-20-2006, 12:14 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

aprildavis99
01-21-2006, 12:00 AM
Bartender, I'll have what she's having. :roflhard: :roflhard:

Jeep_Girl
01-21-2006, 10:47 AM
Bartender, I'll have what she's having. :roflhard: :roflhard:

Make mine a double!

amy
01-21-2006, 02:28 PM
Mel, your Tubey is gorgeous!! :inlove:

I really like this sweater pattern, but I've avoided it because I can't figure out how to wear it without bra-straps showing majorly, and I hate strapless bras. Since there are numerous D-cuppers doing this pattern, I'm wondering if y'all have some secret for hiding the straps?? :?? If so, speak up, becuase I'd love to knit this baby!

Jeep_Girl
01-21-2006, 03:05 PM
oops - I didn't even think of that!?! :shock: :rollseyes: Great.... glad I didn't cast on for it yet..

Julie
01-21-2006, 05:44 PM
I finished the shrug part on Thursday...now I'm taking a Tubey hiatus. There's only so much Asparagus Merino Style a girl can handle in one week. :shock:

Angelia
01-21-2006, 06:10 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

I'm feeling the same way about Cinnamon....it was beautiful 4 million rows of stockinette ago...now, not so much. :rollseyes:

Angelia
01-21-2006, 08:44 PM
The more I try on the shrug bit, the more I don't like this sweater. Actually, I should say, the more I don't like MY sweater. The stitches seem so big and funky looking. I guess blocking will rid it of the funkiness...and maybe I just own too many fine gauge sweaters and need to get comfortable with larger stitches...

Anyone else having this problem?

gimmesanity
01-22-2006, 12:32 PM
I really like this sweater pattern, but I've avoided it because I can't figure out how to wear it without bra-straps showing majorly, and I hate strapless bras. Since there are numerous D-cuppers doing this pattern, I'm wondering if y'all have some secret for hiding the straps?? :?? If so, speak up, becuase I'd love to knit this baby!

In the pattern she says that you can sew the sleeve part to the body/tube part until the neckline is as wide as you want it. Racerback bras also work wonders with necklines like these. The straps tend to be set wider apart in the front. I'm plannig on playing around with it until I find a width that works with my bra.

~Sharon

Jeep_Girl
01-22-2006, 01:07 PM
Thanks Sharon~!

knitbebe
01-23-2006, 12:15 AM
I :heart: this sweater! I'm starting hourglass (my 1st sweater)any day now, so can't join in the game. but, will be keeping eye out for you all. what a great way to start your 1st sweater.

And susie, I've seen pictures of your knitting and I know you can do this.
and YES! you have joined the ranks of a "normal" knitter---obsessed & unfocused!! plus, it's so exciting when you're new to knitting (which I am) that you want to try & learn everything ((yesterday))! :XY:

knitbebe

susies1955
01-23-2006, 06:28 AM
And Susie, I've seen pictures of your knitting and I know you can do this.
knitbebe

knitbebe,
Well, I started the sweater SWATCH about three times. I couldn't even do the swatch. I got my embroidery machine for Christmas and have dropped doing the sweater. I've been knitting a few dishcloths.
It seems when there is a KAL I fell pressured to get it done and really hurry too much. We all have problems.....right??????? LOL.
I may do it one day though. It sure is pretty.
Hope your HOURGLASS goes well,
Susie

Angelia
01-23-2006, 08:43 AM
Susie, I know what you mean about feeling pressured to hurry. Why do we do this? Silliness.

I'm going to frog all of the Tubey. I just hate the way it looks, plus I think the shrug is just too big. I did decreases on the one arm, and it's okay, but the whole thing looks awful.

I'm not out of it, though; I'll just recast, and this time I'll be a bit more attentive since now I know how the thing works.

susies1955
01-23-2006, 08:55 AM
Angelia,
Yes, we are silly creatures. LOL. At least I am.
What size are you making????? What yarn are you using???? What size needle??????? Nosy aren't I????????? LOL
Sorry to here you are having so much trouble.
Susie

Angelia
01-23-2006, 09:08 AM
I was making the medium because of my wide shoulders, but clearly it's too big. I'm using size 7 needles and using Merino Style from KnitPicks.

It does stink that this isn't turning out so well, but that's okay. It's my first sweater, hence the troubles. But I do want to be able to wear it, so I'm willing to rework it until I get it right (or close to it, anyway ;)).

susies1955
01-23-2006, 09:22 AM
Angelia,
I've been reading through the messages I've missed and it seems that a few are having trouble with the 'bigness'. I was going to try a small but maybe I should make an XS. HUM.
I sure hope your next try goes well.
Susie

Angelia
01-23-2006, 09:27 AM
Yeah, the bigness is a common issue. I just went by the measurements on the pattern and figured an M was for me...not so! And I don't have enough knitting experience (no sweater xp) to make little adjustments here and there for a more accurate fit. I can't "see" like that yet.

susies1955
01-23-2006, 09:34 AM
Angelia,
MY thoughts will be with you. :)
Susie

Angelia
01-23-2006, 09:40 AM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Thanks :D

Jeep_Girl
01-23-2006, 09:39 PM
Angelia - what was your measurment? Now look who is asking something personal?!

Angelia
01-23-2006, 10:10 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

From armpit to armpit ( :shock: ) with arms forward, I measure 22.5". I have kind of wide shoulders (I am 5'9").

I haven't :frog: the whole thing, though. The dh talked me out of it. I'm just making wee adjustments--I narrowed the sleeve at the beginning, then made the increases after the stripe rows. That part looks fine, sorta.

The sleeve is quite snug until just after the elbow. I did :frog: back to the stripes because I did the increases improperly. :rollseyes: The change looks much better. I might have a progress pic tomorrow!

Andrea
01-24-2006, 10:22 AM
I'm really nervous about the size...I'm making the M and I don't want it to be tight, but I don't want it baggy either... :thinking: My DH measured my back pit to pit and it was about 20 inches. :thinking: He's so cute though, because I said I didn't want it to be too big and he said "you could always felt it" :D He's such a Knitter's DH

Anyway, when you slip stitches at each row, you slip purlwise on both sides, right? Look at this pic, when I slip the first stitch on the purl row, it's funkier looking...like the stitch is too big. Is this going to show? I can't figure out what part of Tubey I'm knitting.

Angelia
01-24-2006, 10:32 AM
Yep, that's right. I think it is going to curl in a bit on the part that goes around the neck--that's how it looks on the pattern page, anyway, when the designer is wearing it.

The part you're knitting right now is the top of the back, the part that will swing down on either side to become the arms. Here's a photo of basically what you're knitting right now--you're at the back, before the sleeves.

Does that make sense?

Andrea
01-24-2006, 11:00 AM
Is that you and yours??

I like!

So even though I'm knitting it with the "v"'s vertical, when I'm wearing it the "v"'s will be horizontal, right?

Angelia
01-24-2006, 11:53 AM
Oh dear no, that's not me! I was just posting a photo of a shrug so that you could see what you were knitting!

And yes, the v's will be horizontal! :thumbsup:

Andrea
01-24-2006, 07:00 PM
:thumbsup:
I can't wait to start the sleeves...did everyone use DPN or do you think you could get away with using a small diameter circ?

Angelia
01-24-2006, 07:42 PM
I'm using dpns...I don't think that sleeve will fit on a circ. You might be able to do magic loop, but then again, I don't really understand magic loop, so take that bit of info with a bag of salt! ;)

VickiIL
01-24-2006, 07:52 PM
I finally cast on for my Tubey. I debated as to size. My DH measured my back as 20". So I decided to go with the M since she said to be go at least .5" larger than measurement. But since the small is 20" I am a little nervous about it being too big. I guess I will know how the shrug part fits with out finishing the whole sweater right?

Anyways I am only about 4 inches in so I am not moving at lightening speed here! Hopefully I will catch up with everyone else soon enough...I am anxious to finish it!

Angelia
01-24-2006, 08:05 PM
I'm anxious, too...and it seems I always have 3" left on the first sleeve. :rollseyes:

Having to frog back to the elbow didn't help matters any...

Andrea
01-24-2006, 11:41 PM
Don't know how to do magic loop, so I'll do DPNs, no problem! :thumbsup:

candicane
01-25-2006, 10:05 AM
I am making the XS and am using a 12" circular for the sleeves. I love the 12" circular.

I also have an 8" circular that I used for DD legwarmers (she is 1), it worked out really well. It is a continuous piece of flexible plastic, not needle tips and a cable. I know there was a post about how much some people hated the 8" circular, but I love it. (I also have skinny fingers so that might make a difference.)

I am about 3 inches away from finishing the shrug. Hopefully I can do that during my lunch today.

Candice

kittyscorner
01-25-2006, 11:45 AM
Hello everyone :D ,

I couldn't help but jump right into the Tubey as well! Progress is kinda slow but I'm plugging away and hope to finish it soon.

The back/shrug is done and one of the sleeves is almost done. There will be 5 strip colors, red, teal, gray, chocolate brown and camel. The main color is black, I love this pattern can't wait to finish it :)

http://static.flickr.com/21/89542902_88d112cd76_m.jpg

Andrea
01-25-2006, 02:55 PM
Looks great!! I'd love to finish mine before my next guild meeting on 02/14...that's my goal!!

I really hope mine works. I was thinking of using the 12" circ, but I only have the needlemaster kit and the cables are too stiff for that I'm afraid. But I have my Denises on order at the LYS!! :cheering:

candicane
01-25-2006, 03:05 PM
I don't think you can make a 12" circular with either the Needlemaster or Denise needles. I have a 12" Addi Turbo.

Candice

mishka
01-25-2006, 03:25 PM
I've started :happydance:

I've been reading this thread since the beg. of January and have been dying to start but couldn't afford the yarn, have now got some and am starting.

However since it'll be ready for spring, I'm using light colours with cream as my main colour. Hope its not too big a leap.

So chuffed to be joining you :lol:

but nervous too ....

Michelle

nanonette
01-25-2006, 06:50 PM
Cool colors, kittyscorner. Your sleeve looks great!

Welcome to Tubey, Michelle. I think cream would be fabulous! Can't wait to see it.

I just started mine over for the about the 7th time last night. Here's hoping I don't decide for some crazy reason to frog it all again. :rollseyes:

Angelia
01-25-2006, 09:01 PM
Candice, where did you get that uber-flexible 8" circ?! I'd love to have one of those!!

aprildavis99
01-26-2006, 02:18 AM
I am 3/4 done with one sleeve, and 1/4 done with the other sleeve. I also couldn't wait to start on the body....I wanted to get the picking-up stitches part over with. So I have 4 rows of the body started. It looks very strange at this point, but I can see it starting to come together. :cheering: I find it is going so much quicker now that I am working on the stripes...even though it is still stockinette stitch, I go faster to see how the next color is going to look. :D I wish I could post pics so you all could see my colors. :( Oh well. But I'm having a ball doing this one. :XX:

mishka
01-26-2006, 05:58 AM
Thanks for the welcome Nanette! I've only done about 6inches of the start, so a while to go, but will post some pics, once there's something to show.

Not feeling well today, so won't manage my run tonight so may well spend that time knitting ;)

Michelle

candicane
01-26-2006, 09:56 AM
I have finished the shrug and it fits! BUT, When I go to pick up the stitches for the body I have a problem. The first 16 st from front marker to side are no problem. In the back I am only getting 70 of the 80 stitches. (making an XS) WHat to do?

Candice

PS. I'll see if I can find the place I ordered the 8" circular from.

Angelia
01-26-2006, 10:38 AM
April, wow, you're just working all sorts of the bits of the sweater! I love it! Can't wait to see the colors!

Candice: There aren't any gaps in your 70 stitches, and you think it will fit across your back with the 70? If so to both, then maybe you'll be okay?

I've got one sleeve done and am about to start the second one...I'll try to post a pic later.

candicane
01-26-2006, 10:50 AM
Angelia,

I just don't know if it will fit minus those 10 stitches. Do I have any other options at this point?

Candice

PS. Halcyon Yarns has the 8 inch circular. At the very bottom of this page:

http://www.halcyonyarn.com/knitandcrochet/knitneedles.html

Angelia
01-26-2006, 11:01 AM
Oooh, thanks for the link!! :heart:

Bad news re the 70 stitches: :frog:

I don't think increasing to the required 80 will help because that first part of the back will be really tight and may have gaps. :(

Andrea
01-26-2006, 11:25 AM
I cannot wait to get to my sleeves!! I only have a couple inches left. I'm wondering if I should add some stripes from some stash yarn :thinking: I'm doing it in Merino Style, so I don't know if I should mix it with Cascade 220 (which is what I have here at home). It's brown...does orange and/or purple go with brown? :thinking: :??

Angelia
01-26-2006, 12:30 PM
Sure they go with brown! I'm not using orange, but orange always goes with brown. And as for purple, I am using cornflower, which is purple-y--it looks great! :thumbsup:

Andrea
01-26-2006, 12:41 PM
What do you think about mixing Cascade with Merino though??

kittyscorner
01-26-2006, 12:43 PM
Thanks Nanette for the welcome and compliments :)

I have seen changed the camel to teal lol, got about 6 more inches to go with the second sleeves. woohooo

Can anyone help me with the body (which hopefully I will get to tonight!), I knitted the shrug in small, but I want to knit the body in xs. Has anyone here done the body in a different size than the shrug here?

Do you foresee any problems?

Thanks!

Angelia
01-26-2006, 01:06 PM
Seems like you could do some decreases to narrow the body a bit; I'm not sure where those should go, though. :thinking:

Here's the first sleeve of my Tubey! At the rate I'm going, I'll get the second sleeve done by the end of next month! Woo hoo!

I didn't do the jog-less jog (I kept forgetting), so my stripes are a bit off...oh well!

Andrea
01-26-2006, 01:09 PM
I :heart: :heart: :heart: it!!!! It looks fabulous! How long did it take to make the sleeve??

Julie
01-26-2006, 01:18 PM
I started my body yesterday and knit a whopping 2.5 inches :cheering:

Re: the 70 vs. 80 stitches...I always find it helpful to mark off sections where I'm picking up stitches -- i.e. divide into 4 parts so you know you have to pick up 20 sts in each section.

Angelia
01-26-2006, 01:26 PM
Good tip, Julie! When I actually finish the other sleeve, I'll do that!

Re time to finish the sleeve: It's taken me a couple of weeks, at least, but I have been knitting other things in the meantime. (Well, kitty toys.) And I knit sloooooowly.:rollseyes:

Andrea
01-26-2006, 01:29 PM
You know, I think the body will take me FOREVER, because boring stockinette takes me a long time........

Angelia
01-26-2006, 01:36 PM
At least in the body there's that one purl stitch every once in awhile! And if you add colors, there's the striping to keep you interested!

Julie
01-26-2006, 01:50 PM
So far I don't find it quite as monotonous....but I'm only a few inches in...talk to me next week and I'll probably be all :wall:

I'd really like to finishe this before the Knitting Olympics.