Lost in Translation

Wendy joined us for the first time today.  She is knitting socks from a DROPS pattern. DROPS designs are chic, interesting patterns translated to English.  Unfortunately, there are things that get either lost in translation or expressed in a way that is unfamiliar.

She was ready to turn the heel.  I don’t know what it is, but turning the heel on a sock is magical.

Eileen is struggling with the Cressida Cabled Top for the same reason. She is using pictures to aid in the translation of the directions. She’s going to give it one more concerted effort before finding a different pattern for the yarn.  Stay tuned!

She finished the Lazy Days of Summer Shawl. Her bind off was way too tight and really restricted the width of her shawl. She was not going to get much out of it even with aggressive blocking. Needless to say she was not a happy camper. I took out her bind off and worked the elastic bind off. I swear it was twice the width when I was done. She likes it much better. I aim to please. Yarn: Artyarns Beaded Silk & Sequins Light and Artyarns Merino Cloud.

Marjolijn was revisiting Exploration Station. She replaced the brioche section with a broken rib stitch and somehow has 100 stitches more than she should. Marjolijn took this in stride and said it is a gift for her daughter who likes big wraps. She is going to replace the chevron at the bottom with another stitch she is more familiar with so she will finish it sooner rather than later.  Well done!

Lois had knit up quite a bit of her Bias Scarf with Ribbed Cables when she realized the had (what we thought) were several extra stitches.  I took it back for her only to realize she was only off one stitch.  And so it goes.

Random dog picture.  In all that fluff, it’s hard to say which end it up!