Thursday, October 11, 2007

I did it!

Thank you so much for all your tubular cast-on suggestions for Gretel. I actually went back and followed ysolda's pictorial guide for the 2x2 cast-on, but I don't think I could have confidently done it without studying all your resources first. They really helped me wrap my head around the whole technique. So thank you! Tubular cast-on verdict? Not so bad. A lot of work and time, but doable.

Pushing Daisies shout out: I think the best way to describe my feelings about this series is with a quote from last night's show..."unusual, maybe eccentric in a quaint way, like dessert spoons." And now they've really gone and done it. They had to add knitting to the whimsical mix. Two words: Handgun cozies. This might call for a "I knit with Pushing Daises" Button...what do you think?

16 comments:

AmyArtisan said...

Yay on the caston! :) Just sent you an invite for the Ravelry Pushing Daisies group - the show definitely got better with the addition of knitting to the mix, although I thought the first episode was great as well. :)

Erin said...

hahaha...handgun cozies. And you know I am always on the look-out for dessert spoons.

tiennie said...

I totally thought of you when I heard handgun cozies! I've got more reasons now to love Pushing Daisies! Jim Dale, whimsy, knitting... yay!

BTW - Great job on the tubular cast-on!

gamine said...

I thought the same thing when I watched Pushing Daisies last night!!

Stephanie said...

Oh..it definitely calls for a button. I was smiling from ear to ear last night when I watched it. I hadn't check on Ravelry for ag roup. I'm going to go join it right now! WOOHOO!!!!

t & britty said...

Care Bear, I was reading Cass' new blog. I didn't know she named Kaiwa after you. What an honor! Do you think we could get her to have another one so we can have a Britt?
Hmmm.

sulafaye said...

Hurray, and wasn't it fun??? Can't wait to see this Gretel take off.

amanda said...

Yay! Glad it worked out. I haven't tried it yet.

I was dying on Wednesday when the narrator used all those knitting terms that only knitters could know and love ("rib stitch ski cap", "stockinette stitch", "purl row"). It's a cute show!

Chris said...

You're intriguing me re: Pushing Up Daisies! :)

a friend to knit with said...

SO happy you did the tubular.....i swear that cast on just about did me in!
ok, i have not watched pushing up daisies yet........but will be watching this wednesday!

Lisa said...

So based on your original post about instant gratification knitting I actually went to her site and am now working on Snow White and Matilda Jane. I also have come across the tubular cast on, but not being brave enough to attempt it, I just decided to do a normal one. I don't think it will matter that much. But maybe one day I will be more brave like you.

Bobbi said...

hurray! Gretel is in my "to knit" queue too! Can't wait to see yours done.

Nonnahs said...

Yay, congrats on figuring it out! (She refrains from inserting an 80s Valley Girl reference here.) :)

Chancy said...

I totally loved last weeks Pushing Daisies and even more so because of the knitting. And I definitely thought of you when the knitting appeared too! Once I figure out how to steal the button, not the bandwith, I'm totally going to put the button on my page. Handgun cozies rock!

SpiderWomanKnits said...

I have been wanting to make the Brioche Hat from Weekend Knitting for a long time but the tubular cast-on has kept me from casting on. I want to figure it out but I think I'll need some "quiet time" to really work it through.

I'm happy you've had success and look forward to your FO.

SpiderWomanKnits said...

Oh, I love your banner, btw!