Last night was the much anticipated premiere of HBO’s new series, Boardwalk Empire. The two-hour episode played like an epic film, artfully acted (I’m so thrilled that Steve Buscemi finally has a vehicle to call his own, and that the Dawson Creek kid–aka Michael Pitt– has another meaty role to add to the mix!), masterfully directed (of course, it’s Scorsese), and beautifully styled. The costumes were an essential of the latter including, a couple pieces of knitwear.
Archive for September, 2010
If you haven’t seen Crochet World’s new Afghans special issue, here are a few samplings of Caron projects featured in it, all made in everyone’s favorite: Simply Soft – of course!
Well, after a lot of frustration, I got it figured out! Check out what I did! If you are having trouble learning how to use the knitting machine, you will get there! Really! Once you get it, you will wonder why you had so much trouble. I made a lot of attempts and just kept dropping stitches! FRUSTRATING! As I was learning to use the machine, I found the following to be CRITICAL. If you don’t follow these tips, you will end up with dropped stitches.
- The most important thing is making sure when you set the weight in place that the hooks are all open and the elastic is on every hook.
- The weight has to hang FREELY – My table has a rounded edge and the weight did not hang freely, causing stitches to drop.
- Make sure to hold the yarn somewhat tightly until the carriage starts picking up stitches.
If you are careful to follow these tips, you will save yourself a lot of trouble and frustration.
One thing is for sure– after so many attempts, I feel like I am an expert at getting the machine set up for knitting!
The Whirlwind Wrap is perfect for the gal-on-the-go. It’s crocheted using the Bullion Stitch (see how-to video below) and has a buckle embellishment that adds both a little funk, and practicality. Nab the yarn for this project here!