tisdag, april 24, 2012

Maskinstickning är enkelt......

Appropå våndorna med maskinstickning, hittade jag detta på bloggen Needles of Steel. Och då har hon inte ens tagit med detta med stickningar som tappas på golvet!! Som är det vanligaste felet som händer för mig.

Från Needles of Steel
1. So, you find a pattern you want to make.
2. Spend 3 hours swatching, trying to match gauge
3. Fail to get stitch gauge (row gauge can always be compensated for)
4. Use the knitleader to draft the pattern
5. Knit an item based on your own gauge
6. Reach for the chocolate when it comes out a completely different size
7. Draft a pattern using Knitware; you'll modify it to incorporate the pattern details you liked
8. Take several attempts to cast on
9. Get a bit carried away knitting the rib, and have to frog back 6 rows
10. Get distracted knitting the body and accidentally start knitting the sleeve
11. Frog it back and start again.
12. Think about opening a bottle of wine
13. Knit two left fronts by accident and have to frog one of them
14. Knit the sleeve four times before you get two that match
15. Decide it's getting too late to start sewing up, so throw the pieces into a pile in the corner
16. Finally get around to sewing up, and spot a big mistake in one of the pattern pieces, meaning it must be re-knit
17. Eventually, finish the garment
18. Decide you don't like the way it sits, so it goes to the back of the wardrobe.
19. Reach for the vodka
20. Go to 1
And YOU said it was CHEATING! :)

5 kommentarer:

steel breeze sa...

Haha, yes, I forgot about the "one little mistake" and the dropping on the floor. :)

barazile, livpåIrland sa...

yes indeed, and what about just getting the machine set up in the first place, which is the stage I'm stuck at, as in
A. buy machine secondhand with big pile of other machine knitting stuff
B. go through pile of stuff when you get home, realise you have bought 3 machines and 2 ribbers, have to lie down....
C. get machine out, clamp it to coffee table on a Sunday afternoon, read Ravelry, realise machine needs a service and a thing called a Sponge Bar
D. locate a knitting machine repair man, take machine for said service and new spongebar
E. lust after a ribber, the ribbers you already have do not go with the chunky macine you want to use...
F. buy ribber, inordinately expensive, have to put machine away for 3 months after the shock of that.
G. realise that your mother still has her old knitting machine table, she's using it for pot plants, buy new shelf unit for mother's plants and take home KM table
H. try to set up machine and ribber on mum's KM table and realise it is beyond your ability
I. put machine away again for 6 months
J.finally get back to repair man and he sets up machine and ribber, on a different table, the pot plants have caused the old KM table to bow down in middle.
K. come home with working machine, working ribber but still can't knit till table gets sorted out.....

was that a bit long for a comment?
sorry...
regards from Ireland
liz

Surtanten sa...

Jisses Liz, så mycket elände innan du ens börjat sticka. ;-D

Hoho, jaja, vi borde får tapperhetsmedalj för att vi överhuvudtagen producerar något på stickmaskinerna.
Just nu känns det som om pågående projekt kommer att sluta som i punkt 18 i inlägget. Vi får se om jag kan rädda det hela.

Önska ändå att det bara var maskinstickningen som "Mr Murphy" var inblandad i, nyss bakade jag småkakor, och glömde bakpulvret. Och aningen övergräddade blev dom också.....

Anonym sa...

TACK!! Jag känner mig ändå peppad att fortsätta tack vare dig!! Det fick mig att skratta gott!
Å tack för tipsen du gav i förra tråden!!
MVH Maria

Prizillas pastiller sa...

...jaaaa, det är ju det jag säger hela tiden, upprepar med en dåres envishet; DET ÄR INTE ALLS ENKELT ATT VARA MASKINSTICKARE. Du ska vara så väldigt mycket mer än en handstickare. Och så går det fort, men fel, ibland. Fast för det mesta är det så otroligt kul och man är ändå så illa tvungen att kunnna kombinera den ena kunskapen med den andra, från hand till maskin och vice versa.