Monday, September 24, 2007

Ready for the gusset

I finally decided to go with the Granny Smith green colored yarn, (Phoenix Fiberworks in Nymph) for my Firestarters. Here is a picture that was taken yesterday:

Firestarter in Nymph

I am now up to starting the gusset and I look forward to the totally new construction. I hope I don't have as hard a time with it as I had with the traveling stitches. All I have to say is that it kicked my butt, a lot. I had never knit traveling stitches before, so it took me a while to understand what I had to do. And it took me super long to wrap my head around how to set up the stitches after the toe... lol! It was quite an experience. DH did his best to stay out of my way as I was running from the living room where I was knitting to the office where I would look up stitch explanations online and look up pictures of the pattern on Ravelry. In the end, I got it to work my way and the results are quite pretty. Updated pictures to come!


Morticcia said...

That colorway is gorgeous. It really shows off the pattern and the yarn itself beautifully.

peaknits said...

I love the yarn and I am so glad I was not the only one running from my computer to the pattern trying to figure it all out:) It is looking wonderful so far - can't wait to see your latest pictures!

yellboots said...

I am at the point of starting the setup round after doing the toe and haven't got a clue how to continue
after placing the 4 markers on my circular needle.
How do you read the chart? How do you transfer those
dreaded 4 stitches? Where can I find "HELP?"

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