Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Yarn Along

I sure hope I don't become a "one-glove wonder", as in "I wonder what happened to the other glove she was going to knit?" I needed some mindless knitting before I tackle those tiny toothpick needles again. Some wool longies ought to be just the thing, except...

 ...can anyone please explain to me what I am doing wrong on my short rows? The wrapped stitch on the knit side turns out perfectly. The one from the purl side still leaves a gap. WHY??? I have watched many a you-tube tutorial on this and still I have holes. Talk about feeling inept. Those holes are sitting there, taunting me, "Ha, ha. You think you know how to knit? Think again!"

 I am still reading my Willa Cather novel, "O, Pioneers". More frequently, though, I am reading the lesson plans and listening to Anna read to me from her reader. I tell you, these stories are so sweet and filled with lessons we all need reminding of.
Go on over to Ginny's, our host. It's always a treat.


  1. Love your diary today. Makes me feel like we are all in the same room. I had to go to a youtube tutorial on short rows in order to fully understand the process. I am a visual learner.

  2. Your longies are lovely (had to say that! ;-) I think that gaps with shortrows are caused by loose wraps. When I do shortrows, I am careful to make my wraps really tight. Don't worry, wrapping tightly doesn't make them any harder to pick up.

    Your daughter's reader looks really sweet.


  3. When you are working across the short rows you have to knit/or purl through the loop and the wrap. If you miss the wrap part you will have a hole....I hope this helps. Good luck :) P.S. Your knitting looks fabulous and I love the color!

  4. You know, after I commented last night, I was thinking that there are *lots* of different ways to do short rows. I found a good tutorial for a neat way to do them with *no wraps*--and no gaps! It's at a blog called Happy Knits. Here is the address:

    Happy knitting :-)

  5. Susan- thank you for your help! I really appreciate it.