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knitaddict
08-08-2006, 10:13 PM
I just got a package in the mail from yarnmarket. I ordered the Douceur et Soie to make Branching Out from knitty.com.

OMGOSH!! It's SO georgeous!! I've never fondled such a pretty yarn before. I wish I was done with this last golf club cover so I could start using it right away. I wish I had a digital camera so that I could show you all. :)

boyforpele13
08-08-2006, 11:34 PM
I bought a ball for that very purpose MONTHS ago and totally forgot until I read this post! THANKS!!! :) It is lovely, isn't it? What color did you get? I think mine is fog.... it's like silvery, I love it!

Ingrid
08-08-2006, 11:35 PM
:tap: :tap: :tap: You talk about this gorgeous yarn and THEN tell us you don't have a camera? Shame on you. :fingerwag:

boyforpele13
08-08-2006, 11:52 PM
I know it might be the wrong color, but here's mine anyway at least to hold you over. ;)

http://mysite.verizon.net/boyforpele/Music/douceur.jpg

and omg i didn't even realize it was all natural fibers with 30% silk! i love it more!!! i'm off to commence with the knit. :)

CateKnits
08-08-2006, 11:56 PM
:drooling:

knitaddict
08-09-2006, 12:46 AM
Is that the Fog? It's georgeous! I bought white because I have a beautiful bright red wool dress coat that I want to make the scarf to go with. I have been busting my little fingers to get my golf club cover finished so I can start fondling... I mean knitting... this yarn. I should be able to by tomorrow night. :cheering: :cheering:

boyforpele13
08-09-2006, 12:58 AM
it is the fog, i was right. i'm sure the white will be lovely!!! the LYS i got it from didn't have a huge selection of it, they had some other stuff all around it, i think by bernat, that kept tricking me, but the real douceur et soie only was in lemony yellow, fog, and a deep teal-y hunter. i had to have it, even though i had 6 varying hanks of laceweight yarn i had yet to fashion into anything recognizeable because I saw how gorgeous it was and understood why it was used in Branching Out.

Since I'm replying, I have to share another dork moment with Sean. I did commence with the knit after my last post, happened to have size 8s sitting right nearby. CO my 25, knit the first row, knit the second and I'm off a stitch.... I'm like DANG IT! So I try to frog back to no avail, start over. Get to the fourth row this time, I've lost a stitch. I'm like DANG IT, try to frog back, you know the rest. Cast on a third time and by this time I am grumbling profanities to myself and thinking the yarn would be much more useful as kindling and then it hit me. What's wrong with this picture:

http://mysite.verizon.net/boyforpele/Music/fogdenises.jpg

I can't imagine why I was having trouble. I switched to bamboos that DON'T match the freakin yarn and I'm almost done with the first lace repeat already. (sigh) :wall:

it really is lovely stuff again. ;) i wonder if it wouldnt' benefit from some freezing though.....

cozy
08-09-2006, 08:13 AM
Oooooooo, that IS nice. Thanks for the pics, Sean!

Ingrid
08-09-2006, 10:23 AM
:inlove: That is pretty! Thank you!!

I just started playing around with my first true lace-weight yarn last night, and think I'm going to go to bamboo. The Addis are just too slippery.

boyforpele13
08-09-2006, 10:26 AM
i almost switched to the addis because my clover tips are a little blunt for the k3tog and slippy things in branching off, but i'm going to grin and bear it because you're right on that. that's why i started with the denises before i realized the... blending. ;)

p.s. Bo Peep's has all in-stock yarn on sale 50% off and they have Rowan Kidsilk, which is the same fiber content as the luscious douceur et soie

here (http://www.bopeepswoolshop.com/Browse_dept_items.asp/categ_id/141/parent_ids/0,176,1,14/Name/Kidsilk_HazeSpray)

skNYC
08-09-2006, 10:35 AM
Thanks for sharing ! I think I need to empty my pasta storage for yarns now :muah:

knitaddict
08-09-2006, 12:15 PM
I'm so glad you posted that pic! I was going to use my Denise's to make the scarf. I think I'll try with my boring old boye straights (even though I can't stand straights) since they've got a nice pointed tip. And they're purple so the yarn will show up on them. :)

boyforpele13
08-09-2006, 12:35 PM
yours might be a *little* less trouble since you've got white. It's funny, in the couple years I've been knitting and much longer time I've been crocheting, that is the very first time that has ever happened to me. I guess that's why I didn't figure it out for a bit (that's the excuse I'm going with anyway.) I couldn't help but think to myself, Amy's rainbow Denise set sure would've been handy right about now.

since starting this was an impulse project and i have impending items overdue, i think i'm going to order some Bryspun straights from KnitPicks instead of grinning and bearing. ;) I've heard they're wonderful for lace. they're offwhite, but i held the yarn against one of the flexi DPNs from them and it's totally fine, just that gray on gray thing was :shock:

i'm looking forward to hearing about your branching off, though, keep me posted if you think of it. this yarn really is luscious and while knitting it, i feel like i'm spinning clouds or something. i know that's totally cheesy, but with yours being white, it might even be more wondrous for you. ;) there's a pic below of where i stopped. it obviously will need to be blocked and i think it's safe to say i obviously need to work on my lace, but i'm having so much fun with it and it really is a confidence builder. i'm so glad you posted about this yarn! I've had it for I don't even know how long, you totally made my day. :-D (and btw, I totally didn't notice the little daisy-esque things down the center in the knitty pictures. don't know if they're supposed to be there, but i think they are precious!!! I'm afraid they might disappear with blocking, we'll see)

have fun with it and let me know how it goes!!! thanks again! :)

boyforpele13
08-09-2006, 12:38 PM
p.s. MEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

i just saw the REALLY YUCKY boo boo in that picture that i completely didn't notice until just now and look, no lifeline! ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I used it the first repeat but the second one went so well (or so I thought) I skipped it.

to rip or not to rip.... that is the question. :doh:

XbelovedXoneX
08-09-2006, 12:42 PM
Ooo now I want to buy some of that yarn or even Kid SilkHaze to make Branching Out instead of using the KP Elegance that I bought! Oh the decisions!! :?

knitaddict
08-09-2006, 12:48 PM
I just spent the last 2 minutes playing "Spot the Difference" with your picture, comparing the first & second repeats and I can NOT see the mistake anywhere. I say don't frog. :)

I am ITCHING to get started on this. One more inch to go on my golf club cover and then I can get to it. :cheering: :cheering: Hmmmm. Maybe I should get off the computer and knit instead. :roflhard:

dustinac
08-09-2006, 02:25 PM
:cheering: thats really pretty

jsauer
08-09-2006, 04:56 PM
I'm with knitaddict - I can't see the mistake either. And WOW! Is that ever purty!!!!! ewwwww I want me some of that.

mks22300
08-09-2006, 06:31 PM
I don't see any mistake either. It's very pretty!

knitaddict
08-09-2006, 06:46 PM
Ds decided to watch a video so I started on mine. I'm only on row 7 of the first repeat, but I'm already in love. I'm SO thankful for Limey's left-hand needles because there's no way I could keep track of what I'm doing in each row.

boyforpele13
08-10-2006, 02:57 AM
yay knitaddict!!! i'm glad you got to start! it is totally fun, isn't it?! Love it! I'm so glad I jumped on the bandwagon with you on this and can't believe I've left this yarn sitting in my stash all this time (and I on the verge of breaking my own fingers to stop myself from ordering 100 balls of 50% off KidSilk to make more of these with. ;-))

you guys are all so sweet. the mistake really is there, but i'm totally leaving it. i highlighted the problem below to end the mystery. ;) There's an extra hole in that leaf, I am assuming from passing the wrong something over or something... I picked at it and I don't think it will unravel, so that will be my "on purpose" mistake of the project. thanks everyone!!! :)

aineepooh1
08-10-2006, 03:08 AM
Knitaddict
You made me laugh out loud... you FONDLED the yarn.. interesting choice of words.. HA HA.. maybe I just have a dirty mind!!!

Stonington
08-10-2006, 08:26 AM
Sooo beautiful. :muah: Sean, is the yarn difficult to knit? It is so fine. :shock:

I have decided to use a variation of this pattern (with a cotton yarn) to make a lace panel for the window beside our front door.

anne
sebago me
:blooby:
--love this little guy!

geekgolightly
08-10-2006, 08:48 AM
p.s. MEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

i just saw the REALLY YUCKY boo boo in that picture that i completely didn't notice until just now and look, no lifeline! ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I used it the first repeat but the second one went so well (or so I thought) I skipped it.

to rip or not to rip.... that is the question. :doh:

whatever booboo you made, i dont see it. i have been trying and trying to do this pattern and havent been able to get it. i think bc ive never done most of the stitches i might be doing one wrong OR i might not be knitting enough to let the pattern come through.

on your first section, did you see the pattern clearly or did you have to wait until second section?

am i making this thread into a KAL? im sorry!

your work is beautiful, i think.

:heart:

knitaddict
08-10-2006, 11:38 AM
Knitaddict
You made me laugh out loud... you FONDLED the yarn.. interesting choice of words.. HA HA.. maybe I just have a dirty mind!!!
:roflhard: I actually used that word on purpose to bring dirty images to mind. ;) Dirty yarn images, that is. Everyone here calls pics of yarn "porn" so I figured "fondle" would fit right in. :roflhard:

I was so frustrated by this last night after ds went to bed. I swear I frogged it 3 times and it took forever to get past the first repeat. Then I realized the problem! (where's the smilie with a light bulb over it's head?) I kept knitting part of one row, and mixing it up with part of another row. So I put my pattern on a clipboard, folded a green piece of paper so it looked like a ruler and paper clipped it below the row I was working on. It's a bit more work because I have to move it every 2nd row, but I am on the 3rd repeat now with no mistakes. :cheering:

Sean, is the yarn difficult to knit? It is so fine.
I'm not Sean, but I don't think it's that difficult to work with at all. The hardest part, for me, is that I have to do a k3tog and the point on my needle isn't sharp enough to get it through the loops. Other than that, it's really no different than knitting with Cha-Cha or other fur yarn. Just less furry. :)

Stonington
08-10-2006, 11:48 AM
"Stonington wrote:
Sean, is the yarn difficult to knit? It is so fine.

I'm not Sean, but I don't think it's that difficult to work with at all. The hardest part, for me, is that I have to do a k3tog and the point on my needle isn't sharp enough to get it through the loops. Other than that, it's really no different than knitting with Cha-Cha or other fur yarn. Just less furry. "

Thanks! I have a similar yarn at home :?? can't remember the name off the top of my head. I have hesitated using it because it is so fine and fluffy.. but it felt soooo nice :muah: when I picked it up at the LYS I HAD to buy it! :flirt:

anne
sebago maine

VictoiseC
08-10-2006, 03:10 PM
That is SO PRETTY, I haven't done lace like that yet. I think I could do that with some mohair Ihave around here someplace?

I CAN'T see the mistake. Where oh where is it. Sure you want to rip when it's so hard to find?

Whoops, I just went back to see the mistake. Glad you didn't rip!

boyforpele13
08-10-2006, 04:16 PM
i know, it's pretty funny, knitaddict wanted to share her yarn find and it's almost a KAL now, i love it.

knitaddict pretty much answered that question for me. i have the very same difficulty with the k3tog because of my needle tip and will be ordering a set of the bryspun flexible needles to help with this. I actually switched back to my Addis because the bamboo were just too blunt. They are definitely slippery, but I've been careful and haven't had too much trouble. The trouble with this yarn is tinking/frogging because of the mohair content. After switching to the Addis, I apparently dropped one fo the k3 stitches at the edge and I had to undo 2 rows, which went better than I anticipated, but I got stuck on the row I needed to fix for about 30 minutes because it took me until then to find that it was actually one of the K3 I had lost and not a YO somewhere and kept knitting and tinking and knitting and tinking and in the tinking, added a couple other stitches... I won't even attempt to try to frog or tink the K3tog or psso things, I know I would goof that up terribly.

As for the pattern, I saw it after the first 10 rows pretty much, but it gets more clear as you continue. :)

Ingrid
08-10-2006, 04:31 PM
POST IT NOTES!!!!!!

When you're working on a chart, put a post it right above the line on which you're working. You don't lose your place, and it allows you to refer to the row below to make sure you're still on track.

I just read about another trick for knitting together multiple stitches. If you lay your working yarn over the tip of the left needle and put the stitches you need to work together over and off the tip, over that yarn, one at a time, it's like knitting all of them together. When all are over, you transfer that loop over to the right needle. Basically you're kind of knitting in reverse if that makes any sense. The goal of a stitch is to get the yarn through the stitches, in this case, the yarn ends up through the stitches but you put the stitches around the yarn rather than pull it through.

boyforpele13
08-10-2006, 04:34 PM
ingrid, this tip sounds awesome, but i don't think i get it... well maybe i do. you mean lay across the left needle as if you were working continental kinda? and then you would pull each loop off, but over the yarn so that would leave the loop of the new stitch still on the left needle? i'm having a hard time picturing it. thanks!!!!

Ingrid
08-10-2006, 04:57 PM
I don't knit conti so I can't relate it to that.

It made sense to me because that's how I correct stitches when I don't have a crochet hook handy.

I just played with it some more and took a picture for what it's worth. You lay the yarn over the left needle tip, then pick up the stitches one by one as if to knit and put them over the end. The only one that came out useable is where the yarn is over the needle. Once you get that, the rest is pretty obvious. If not, I'll try to take more. Gotta run, now though.

I knit together the first three stitches, then brought the yarn up from the back over the needle.

knitaddict
08-10-2006, 08:25 PM
Ohhhh! I get it, Ingrid!! That's an excellent idea. :)

Quick question, though - how would you do that with a yo right before the k3tog? Because there's a few places where you have to do yo, k3tog, yo in the Branching Out.

(On my 5th repeat now, btw, and it looks beautiful!)

Ingrid
08-10-2006, 09:17 PM
Ohhhh! I get it, Ingrid!! That's an excellent idea. :)

Quick question, though - how would you do that with a yo right before the k3tog? Because there's a few places where you have to do yo, k3tog, yo in the Branching Out.

(On my 5th repeat now, btw, and it looks beautiful!)

I just tried it with my experiment yarn that was still sitting here. I brought the yarn up under and over the right needle and then laid it on the left tip. It was easy with the thick yarn. I'm not sure if the lace weight would be as cooperative, but worth a shot if knitting several together is ridiculous.

kristinw
08-11-2006, 09:08 PM
HEY! I am doing the Branching Out and there IS a KAL on here. Come on over there so I am not all alone!!!!

And Sean, I have a much worse boo boo than yours (which was hard to spot BTW). But I decided I was too far along to frog it so it stays. Now I am using a life line though. I am just pulling it out and reinserting at the start of the repeat. It is worth the extra work. I had realized my mistake and tried to take out that row. Yeah, that was impossible and only made it worse. But it is for me and now it has character!

knitaddict
08-11-2006, 10:26 PM
I'll run over and see if I can find the post. :) I didn't know there was a KAL.

I'm glad I've been using a lifeline! I was 5 rows into my 8th repeat and somehow ended up with an extra stitch. I frogged 3 rows and somehow gained 2 more. lol Finally I took a deep breath & pulled it off the needles and down to the lifeline. Saved me a TON of frustration. :)

Braden
08-11-2006, 10:35 PM
Great Idea, Ingrid. thanks!!

boyforpele13
08-12-2006, 06:51 AM
ech, my branching out is no more (because I stopped using lifelines, btw) I was into the 5th repeat, everything looking gorgeous and I was off a stitch and I tinked and tinked and reknit and reknit, each time thinking I'd figured out the problem, and then things went awry and I tried to frog and *poof* gone. I actually think I have wasted too much yarn to have enough left to do the scarf now! I'm going to retry it in Alpaca Cloud for KP. I started it already, but I have to put it off for a bit since this was an unplanned project anyway. MEH!

knitaddict
08-12-2006, 11:20 AM
Oh no! :pout: What a bummer! I did that after my 3rd repeat, but thankfully was able to frog it to just above my CO edge. That part I had to break off and toss. Now I'm using a lifeline faithfully every 10 rows. I'm almost done with my 10th repeat.

You were right, btw. It does look just like a cloud!!! ;)

I just joined the KAL and there are some beautiful ones over there. I hope you & I both are able to add our pics to the group soon!