What’s that beautiful thing? It’s supposed to be Calorimetry. I have had this gorgeous, hand-spun skein of yarn (I won it!) sitting in my basket for ages. I was inspired to make Calorimetry during a recent road trip because I thought it would be a quick, simple project. That, it is. However, I am frustrated at the results and what you see is the beginning of my ripping back.
I made a gauge swatch and it came out spot on. I worked diligently and was binding off when I got home. I tried it on in the mirror and – egads – it’s way too big – both in width and length! It is not intended for me, but for my daughter. I thought it would be really cute to wear around the college campus. I’m mad that I didn’t read the notes on Ravelry – so many people had the same problem. Oh well, another lesson learned….I’ve learned many over these 40-some years!
See that tangled mess of knitting? That’s not so fresh off the knitting machine!
OK, I have one successful project! Inspired by the amazing pin cushions Liz was making, I used this pattern to make this gift for my niece. I need to make some more for myself!
Can’t wait to see that dress! It will be wonderful no doubt.
oh i knew instantly it was a calorimetry. i recognize that shape anywhere. lol. i made a couple for my sister this past winter. i read all the notes on rav though. will you try again? what, a knitting machine? i’m jealous! love the fabric you used for the pin cushion. i can’t wait to see the dress!!
That yarn is absolutely gorgeous- I hope you start it again I think it’s perfect for the calorimetry! And I just know that prom dress will be spectacular. Love the fabric on that pin cushion. I’m also curious about the knitting machine- is it hand held or table top?
The yarn is gorgeous – I am a complete stitch moron – my girlfriend was just here this morning crocheting away. I can make a knitted scarf and that is about it!
Thank You for the kind words about my studio!
Have a Great Weekend , Patty
Wow ~ making a prom dress ~ that is impressive!
Lots of knitting frustrations over here too! I have so much to learn. Can’t wait to see the dress.
The yarn is really cool and can’t wait to see the dress when you get it made 🙂
Well, your Caliometry looks good even it is too big. Hope you get the pattern sorted out. I have looked at that pattern many times but found the short rows daunting. The yarn you are using is very pretty.
It looks perfect to me! Too bad I can’t knit to save my life, I’m jealous when I see such pretty knit things!!!
I love you oincusion!
And I can’t wait too see your daughters prom dress! I bet it is stuning!!!