Friday, January 22, 2010

My working Notes for Yoko - Sk860

Settled on a name: Yoko it is.

Working Notes:
I'm working my way through the manuals and experimenting

Cast on:
Got it to cast on, definitely not the nicest, but will follow Ileen's (of Needlenook, Missouri) advice and use crochet or ewrap. the quick weave in one for single bed will work v well for any I want to fold over.

Ribbed scarf, 10ply, caston, rib.

Two colours:
Working out the foibles. The second half of the swatch was definitely better. This one was at T6, using Bendigo Harmony and the second swatch done. Harmony 8ply, T7, 6, 5, single motif, 2 colours. Getting used to using the electronics, but will need a little more practice to get a good result, which is all it takes really.

Writing up my own sheet:
I copied out the Branching Out pattern for my bag for the Ravelympics. It only picked up the heavier drawn squares, the missed the lighter one. will need another check. did an undo and wind back 2 rows, which worked out ok. Check the sheet and make sure it is shiny.

Using the Garter Bar:
With a bit of practice I definitely got better at it. It rolls across the top very well, only managed to drop the beastly thing once.

Punch Lace:

Tuck Stitch:

Double bed Jacquard:


Friday, January 15, 2010

Hello World I'm going to learn to use my SK860 today

I'm going to close the lid, I'm going to lock the door, not answer the phone. I'm not here. I'm having a chat with the SK860, we will speak of our many issues. Why don't you want to cast on properly, why don't you want to knit me a duck, why do you have go many things I don't understand? We will agree on a name. We will knit me something. Today. And just for spite, we are going to watch the cricket too, all day, until we do.