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August 20, 2008


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How cool that you knit again! This is absolutely exciting! We must knit together one day :) I bet your kitty cats are excited to see the ball of yarn.
The ribbon yarns DOES look difficult to knit. I have personally not used the kimono yarn before but I have knitted with a tape yarn. Yeah, k2tog, psso can be very tricky when the thread is flat!
What I always try to do is to insert the needles further than usual so as to make sure the yarn is picked properly. It makes the whole knitting slow but definitely less slipping sts.


Delicious yarns!! Those will make a great scarf! And super that you've picked up the needles again--hooray! I've worked with various ribbon yarns off and on, though not this Kimono yarn specifically, and they are very slippery...The only way to go is, as Kyoko says above, just go slow, really pay attention to each stitch and really stabbing the needle into each stitch to catch it correctly and avoid dropped stitches. Slow going, but worth it! You know like Slow Food, think Slow Yarn ;o) Have fun...and can't wait to see the finished scarf! Happy Days :o)


Kyoko and Tracy - thanks so much for your advice. You are correct, too (as I would expect such experts to be!). The trick is indeed to curb the enthusiasm (go slow) count out loud, and stop Dylan in midair as she leaps at the WIP! (She seems to be more interested in the needles than the yarn, and the two older cats are just pointedly ignoring the operation at this point ... no doubt biding their time). So far I have got about a foot knitted - I am more used to looking at the stitches which make up the lace, so I can kind of tell where I am a bit better now. KNOCK ON WOOD!! x

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