Monday, December 31, 2007

Fixing the Firestarter, vers. 74234589

Fixing the Firestarter, vers. 74234589
Originally uploaded by elemmaciltur

WARNING: Do NOT read the entry if you're easily offended by the F-word....


After I fucked up my Mystic Waters (still too painful to even take a photo) last week, I took time off knitting anything more complicated than a Koolhaas until yesterday when I decided to pick up my Firestarter again and knit on it. I left it off when I finished the gusset increase. I needed to make the heel extension and turn the heel and make the heel-flap then it should be smooth sailing from there.


I promptly dropped some stitches while picking up the wraps from the heel-turn. I put it away, drank a glass of Port and ate some chocolate. When the alcohol was gone, I ripped it back out (thank goodness I put in a lifeline), picked up the stitches with difficulty and re-started the last 6 rows of gusset increase and then re-knit the heel extension and turned the heel successfully.

That was 3 a.m. this morning.

Now that I picked it up and was going along the heel flap carefully, I managed to dropped a fucking stitch where I was supposed to be picking up the gusset stitches together (p2tog and then turn the work at the gusset). Of course, things had to run and I couldn't fix it (I don't even know how to explain it...the p2tog's from 3 rows below came undone and it's just a fucking mess)....

...yeah, I was holding the scissors against the whole damned thing already.

I counted to 50 (yes, it took that much) and frogged it back to when I started the heel extension (I had already pulled out the lifeline last night before going to bed - yeah, spank me) and have carefully picked up the stitches...first with the knitting needle and now I just threaded the waste-yarn through.

I'm going to call it a day...because I can't deal with this freaking thing right now...lest I might have to say: "R.I.P., dear Firestarter".....and then really set fire to it.

(Sorry about the F-words here, but you can guess how frustrated I am right now.)

Friday, December 28, 2007

Punkin Head Firestarters

Hi all! I'm finally getting around to posting pics of my finished Firestarters:

These were fun to knit and it was lovely to see all of your finished Firestarters for inspiration. More pics and info can be found here. Thanks! Tiennie

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Whew, finally a chance to post!

I finished the sock for my HSS pal a couple weeks ago -- I love how it came out! And although I was stressed that I couldn't finish one for myself first (in case I made any mistakes, etc), it's actually better that I didn't -- because now I can see what mods I want to make to my own pair. More about that later, though - here's the pic of the one I finished in STR Metamorphic:
12-16-07037 copy

I hope she loves it as much as I do!

Happy New Year, all!

Saturday, December 8, 2007


Hello everyone,
I'm glad to have join this great KAL, I had a look on your knitted Firestarters, and I wanted to knit them as well, so here I am, just the toe, I will work on it this week, and I will show you how it goes, the yarn is some regia socks yarn (I lost the label, hum in fact put it in the bin without consideration shame on me).
Have a great knitting time.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

My second pair is done, too!

I'm definitely still addicted to this pattern even though this colorway doesn't really do it for me.


I've posted a wrap up on my blog, two knits of ivory.