Monday, February 04, 2008

As If I Didn't Have Enough To Keep Me Busy


And now one of the knitter guys from MWK sends out this link to an on-line knitting game.

Not Only That...
...but the instructions are in Japanese, so of course, it took me about 30 minutes to figure out this child's game, and of course, I couldn't stop until I had knitted 3 pages without error.

Men can be so evil.

Current Knitting
I raced like a demon to try and finish up my current lace tablecloth and ended up getting to round 139.



Here's a picture with light in the background to try and show a little detail.



Now 9 rounds might not sound like a lot, but first of all, some of the rounds are now over 800 stitches around. Second, I made a mistake at one point which required me to unknit 792 stitches. All-in-all, I made a lot of progress (despite evil Japanese knitting games).

Readers' Comments/Questions
Jane (AKA LaceFreak) writes, "Great choice for a first Niebling! Do you know what yarn you will use? Or will you knit it with thread/cord?"

I'm choosing between these two yarns.



The one on the left is a nice soft merino laceweight in a taupe color that is rich and lovely. The one on the left is a ton of some laceweight yarn I picked up somewhere, but I have no idea what it is. It feels/looks like hemp and silk, but I honestly have no idea. I'll have to look back through blog entries to see when I got it, and what it is.

Whatever I decide to use, I hope I get to start it next week sometime.

10 comments:

Evelyn said...

Actually, that's Korean script.

fleegle said...

Hi Joe--

You will find it a lot easier to knit your first Niebling with wool--it has stretch and you won't have to worry about binding.

Aiglet said...

When you do figure out what that non-merino stuff is, please let us know - it's *gorgeous*.

The taupe is pretty too, and probably easier to knit with, but I can't resist the shiny.

Yarnsnob said...

Your right, what an evil EVIL game! I should have pulled out my old school uniform when I was playing it. I say go with the shiny stuff on the right, with that pattern it would look like liquid knitting gold.

Seanna Lea said...

Unknitting that much is a real big pain. I unknit a lot, but I think if I had to unknit that many stitches I would have tossed it in a drawer for a month or so.

Helen said...

I couldn't even get started. All I could do was change the colour of the wool. Can you tell me what to do next? Not that I would want to take up too much of your knitting time...

Ann (yet another) said...

For those who don't read Korean - or watch enough K-drama to figure it out ahem! - the space bar changes the color, the right and left arrow keys will move the stitch left or right. So, let's say the first row is pink - you click the space bar until the stitch is pink - you move the right arrow to move to the right - continue right arrowing until you get to either the next row or a stitch of another color. If it's the next row, the left arrow key moves to the left.

Now, let's say you accidentally made a red stitch where it should be pink. Before you get too far, back up - unknit - (either right or left) and click the space bar to get the right color, and proceed forward again.

That help?

(and no, "we must make a plan" or "buy 6 bolts of silk" does not come as handy in life as it does in the average k-drama, but "WHAT" is very useful)

Cara said...

that game is evil, all right, but way too much silly fun to leave alone.

FiberQat said...

I couldn't get into that one but I found another that was too addictive: http://www.gamesgames.com/game87139.html

I don't know if it was the game, the squeals of the creatures as they pop, or the funkadelic music playing in the background. Good thing it's by gamesheep.com.

tycho said...

I'm a actually commenting!

You know that Joel Derfner writes the amazing blog "the search for love in manhattan," and has for years. A trip through the archives would be well worth while. (I think its at joelderfner.net these days, but if it's not, some googling will find it)