October 9, 2006
(Oh....and I solved the problem with the green sweater.)
Posted by Stephanie at October 9, 2006 7:57 PM
Hmmm. Clearly the green didn't want to be that sweater. The new one looks lovely!
you make me giggle.
The green sweater looks gorgeous. It's amazing what a change of colour, yarn and stitch can do to improve an unsatisfactory project!
Am I sensing an autumnal theme? It's springtime down here... New Zealand is a lovely place in spring. In fact, it is lovely all year round. You should visit. Perhaps on the bookbookbookbook tour?
hey, sheep and wool show on october 21/22 at the dutchess co. fairgrounds....are you going?
Happy Thanksgiving to you.
So if you don't have turkey, what do Canadian vegetarians EAT for Thanksgiving??
Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I look forward to this day, because it means I can justify pumpkin pie consumption that much sooner. *G* Lovely pics!
I love how your green sweater seems to be a chameleon. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and all the other Canadians. We were supposed to be up visiting family this weekend but hubby's hockey broadcast duties interfered.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all... and I love the new sweater! Great colors.
Cool how everything changes color in the Fall.
Happy Thanksgiving & hope you're feeling better.
Beautiful golden harvest yellows, m'dear!
That was a brilliant solution to the sweater issue. I hope we see that green yarn again soon, though - it was lovely too!
Umm, psst, Stephanie, you may want to check the green yarn. I think it did something, funny like morph on you.
n the other hand maybe you should keep quiet; this one looks very pretty and seems to be behaving.
Love the green sweater. Amazing what some new yarn can do. *grin* Happy Thanksgiving!
HA! I love your problem solving abilities.
May your Thanksgiving be filled with family and joy. And may your cornucopia always be full.
And as always, lovely knitting.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
I love the "green" sweater. Perfect.
I saw it was Thanksgiving in Canada today on my international calendar. I thought of you and your fellow Canadians and thought, do they have turkey on Thanksgiving too? If your Thanksgiving was anything like mine is, I hope you filled your tummy with food, took a nap and a sigh of relief when the in-laws left. Happy Thanksgiving!
I am not too bright today, because when I read that post I thought "WELL, are you going to tell us how you fixed it?!" Ouch, thinking sometimes hurts. Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving! I just love cabled yarn... working with some right now - Rowan Cork, making the Asymmetrical Cardi out of Knitting Nature. The Round Leaf Tank is still a WIP... how is yours?
Love what you are doing with the sock!
Happy Thanksgiving! I had no idea that Canadians had a different day for Thanksgiving, but now I'm educated thanks to our Google overlords. Just be sure to eat way too much turkey and drink tons of beer and then sleep for like 12 hours afterwards, that's my idea of a good Thanksgiving.
And quite a novel fix for the green sweater.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I hope you had a wonderful day, and ate something far less frightening than Tofurkey. :-)
And a Happy Columbus Day right back at ya. Not that we do a lot to celebrate, unless you work for the federal gov't, and then you get the day off.
Sweater looks loverly. Amazing what a clear head and new yarn will do for a cantankerous sweater.
(That wasn't an I-told-you-so, truly it wasn't. I'm just glad something better worked out.)
Happy Thanksgiving to you! I am so looking forward to our Thanksgiving here in the States. And the green sweater solution? BRILLIANT!
Lateral thinking at its best.
You are the sweater goddess.
And as such I am wondering if you will comprehensively address the question of "cable splay". I learned oodles from your discussion of how to fix misdirected cables, and am now an old hand at that.
I'd like a sort of all purpose formula when designing/adding my own cables. I've only knitted a few sweaters thusfar but I'm most happy with designing my own.
I didn't know that Thanksgiving in Canada was in Oct. My favorite color for a sweater.
Um, Steph? I think that green yarn is finally getting ripe. Pretty soon it will turn red and you can pick it. (Great solution, btw!)
Nya, nya! Kicked yer ass, beatcha, totally triumphed. Harlot buys the next round. Green sweater rules, Harlot drools!
Well, Goodness - Happy Thanksgiving!!! Gorgeous YELLOW sweater, btw - and LOVE the blue sock!
I did know Thanksgiving was this month in Canada, but had forgotten. Here's hoping we Yanks will have even more to be thankful for when our Thanksgiving gets here.
I had a colorful-leaf pic all ready to go and you beat me to it -- not that this surprises me in the least. I don't have lovely blue knitting to go with it, either.
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving. Saw it on my calendar
this morning and thought of you! Happy Knitting
without complication. Is that sweater going into the Christmas "save your sanity" stash? No more
burnt cookies this year.
I popped on over specifically to say Happy Thanksgiving, not knowing you'd posted. Last December I discovered that the Tofurkey people put a tofu-jerky wishbone in the box so you can make a wish on it. Anyway. Happy Thanksgiving to all the Harlot household.
I second eclair - come to NZ!
I like the picture of the blue sock on the red maple leaves. I was out for a walk today and taking pictures of red leaves on a background of blue sky. You're picutre is a play on that I think. Clever if you planned it, cool if you didn't.
Love the "green" sweater. I can't even see the problem anymore. Great solution.
ya big tease!
Happy eat yourself silly day, I'm thankful for knitting and you.
Simplicity itself. I love your solution.
Great yarn. I hope it doesn't change again... :-)
Is that Kersti Yarn?
Oh! And Happy Thanksgiving!
Loving the leaves, sock looks really good with them.
A very happy Thanksgiving to you, Joe, the girls, and all Canadians! We have to wait so much longer.
I am curious about what your Thanksgiving table will have on offer. As a vegetarian myself, I'm happy with the "trimmings", which are now always vegetarian (with the obvious exceptions, like gravy...). I do appreciate that from the otherwise non-vege family-in-law.
Try not to indulge *too* much, 'k?
But it's only Oct...oh. Canada, right.
Go sock! -very pretty picture with the leaves. Ours won't turn until the end of the month, so it's still very green here.
Go green sweater! Glad you worked out the kinks.
Is it Thanksgiving there already? Maybe Thanksgiving translates into - have gorgeous leaves, will eat turkey! I'm really jealous of those leaves right about now - we've got another couple weeks until it looks like that around here in Maryland!
By the way, congrats on the wedding and all! Can't wait to see more pictures!
OK, *we're* thankful for Pilgrims and Indians who fed the Pilgrims and pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce. And sometimes even for friends and family, especially if they help with the washing-up after the yearly overindulgence.
What are Canadians thankful for, officially? [Thankful not to live amongst the yahoos in the Lower 48?]
Inquiring minds want to know, but not enough to Google up an answer.
Happy Tofurkey Day! I'm curious about the new "green yarn". It looks like it has the nice striping of Noro without actually being Noro. What is it?
A joyfull Thanksgiving, and thank you for the laughter and inspiration you share with us...Little note to Dee near Berkeley...we Veggies don't have to go without great tasting gravy! Tofurky makes a great one!...my carnivore hubby even likes it!
Ha! My kind of solution!
Way to make the green yarn behave itself... ;-)
That is the coolest color of green I've ever seen... Happy Thanksgiving to you... (I would really like a Thanksgiving in October...how can I get one short of moving many miles NOrth?)
I think that my knitting will improve significantly when I learn to count to 3 and read the directions before I start (and maybe even think about what I'm doing before I start).
Thats the way to show the yarn who's boss. Never let it forget either, because then its work, work, work all the time. Beautiful colors, enjoying the glimpses of fall on your blog (Florida doesn't have a real fall, or a real winter for that matter), Happy Thanksgiving.
Love the solution...Yellowish + Blue = GREEN!
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
Eat lots, get sleepy and knit all afternoon!
Hmmmm, I guess my hubby would really be an omnivore. BTW Love the new sweater!
Thanks, Syd T. I guess I could make a great veggie gravy, if I wanted to. The funniest thing about my Thanksgiving with family-in-law is that *I* make the gravy for them. They don't really know how. My omnivore husband gets the tasting duties, but only at the end. I wing it and they rave. Go figure. And I make pies from scratch, crust, too. They think that Mrs. Smiths is good. (ewww) Well, my family has been doing it for *many* generations. The in-laws came from Japan 3 generations ago. The resident honkey has to teach them.
Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Happy Thanksgiving! I think you're sweater solution is brilliant. Some yarn just does not want to cooperate.
Happy Thanksgiving. Wonderful solution...I'll use it myself some time...sooner than later, I'm sure.
I wish I had Thanksgiving in October. But November's nice too, just 2 months of nonstop holiday-ing. ^_^ I love it. Happy holidays, and from the USA: Happy belated Moon Festival. Be sure to eat lots of moon cakes for good luck.
Green sweater? What green sweater? *whistles innocently*
Um. Are you guys all positive that Stephanie switched yarns? Before I read all your comments, I thought that the sweater photo was maybe a bit off colour-wise and that it simply photographed at the yellowish end of the green spectrum.
As I recall, the problem with the green sweater was that the bottom hem-area of the sweater kept coming out inexplicably enormous and the related math was breaking her Neo-Citran laden brain. I thought that Stephanie had cleverly solved the problem by doing ribbing at the bottom instead of the hem thingie.
I'm totally willing to admit that I may be completely off-base, but, Stephanie, what do I win if I actually, miraculously, got it right?
mmmmmmmm love that sweater. Fall colour just makes me all warm,cozy and a hint of spicy cinnamon/nutmeg inside. That "green sweater" just fits the bill nicely.
Happy Thanksgiving to my northern neighbors.
Happy Thanksgiving! Love the warm fall colours of the new yarn.
Happy Thanksgiving! Eat plenty, revel in the fact that it's fall, and sleep it all off. ;)
Belated congratulations on the wedding. I wish you the best of everything as you continue along. =D
I'm with Sarah and Eclair on this , an NZ visit is a must, perhaps you could time it with our Creative fibre festive in April. I believe Vogue Knitting are hosting a tour. Perhaps you could come as a guide and get paid to do what you do best.
By the way love the new sweater knit but where is the green one...??? Have you ripped or put it away for a rainy/snowy day.
Um...is that a sweater, or a sock? 'Cause most of my knitting woes can be fixed easily by switching projects.
LOL....love the fix!! Don't I wish everything was that simple. Hope you're feeling better, and have a lovely Thanksgiving.
Happy thanksgiving to you and all of yours.
the solution for the green sweater is brilliant. if the yarn doesn't want to work, simply puit it in time out! (wish i could do that with beowulf...)
and am i going crazy, or is that the tail (er. toe?) end of the sock, getting ready to be seamed together? yes? no? has beowulf fried my last remaining brain cells?
I you were here to tell me to rip back and think again when something does not seen right at the beginning. Last year I started a very simple cardigan and found out about 20 cm from the beginning it was going to be slightly too tight for me. Regardless, I finished it (eventually). Buttons and all. And hated it and myself and let the cardi "marinate" almost a year until yesterday when I finally ripped the whole thing and started again. The new pattern looks great and the size seems ok this time.
I like your "green" sweater.
Aaand... what are the shawl and gansey doing while you cheatingly start new projects? I bet they used magic powers to make the green sweater mock you!
Take that as a sign... They want ti be knitted.
How fun. A fall sweater that changes color in accordance with the leaves. Does it change back in spring?
Happy Thanksgiving, Stephanie! Gorgeous pictures, and congrats on making that latest incarnation of grnyarn behave. ;) Y'know, what with *two* grnyarns having shown a distinct lack of cooperation, you might want to try naming them a different color. Like cultures that give their kids names such as 'Useless' to protect them from evil spirits when they're young, until they get their real name when they're older. It may work, never know!
And remember - pumpkin pie makes a great breakfast. Fine old Colonial American tradition, pie for breakfast. I think we need a campaign to revive this tradition and spread it around. Along with the 'pumpkin pie is for more than the holidays' tradition. [g] You wanna be spokesperson? We could get a joint Canadian-U.S. effort going, with an annual campaign that runs from Canadian Thanksgiving to U.S. Thanksgiving! Would that fit in with the Canadian plan for World Domination?
I had pumpkin pie for breakfast. Works for me.
Brilliant! Just keeping using your powers for good, okay?
What is that yarn? It is lovely.
See, sometimes the knitting karma knows what it's doing.
Happy thanksgiving to all of you! Great fall colors!
Dude, your projects have started dissing you in your own comments. This may be something to worry about.
A Jolly Thanksgiving to you and yours! Yesterday, here in our corner of Wisconsin, we celebrated Indigenous People's Day yesterday, our celebration of the Native and Metis folks who were well-established here BEFORE Cristofo Columbo floated this way. :o) (O, we do owe european expansion for bringing knitting needles; twining and weaving are great, but there are those of us happy to trade rodent skins for a decent set of Clover DPs.)
Is it not just a great holiday! About food and being with friends and family. HAPPY THANKSGIVING> cecilia
Love the harvest gold in that new sweater. 'Kay, know I'm somewhat dim, but is it really Thanksgiving in Canada, or are you just writing tongue-in-cheek?
the sock photo is lovely....amazing colors on the sock, leaves and the new project. Perfect for fall... what is that new yarn? just beautiful!
Happy Thanksgiving! Will your new book have this sweater solution? "Unravel sweater, dye the yarn a beautiful new color, start over"?!?!?!? Or is it "throw old sweater in dark corner/closet with the pattern, buy new yarn (stash yarn won't work for this process), pick new pattern (buy it new or use one you already have), knit on."?!?!?!?
Clearly, Amazon.com is bang-up-to-date vis a vis your personal life, Stephanie:
"She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and three daughters."
It's ok, I'm not a stalker - or not a very good one, anyway, from all the way Down Under...
A word to the wise...don't travel late on a Thanksgiving Monday. The train is crammed with university students, who are all boasting that their institution of higher learning is far superior to every other in the country. Other than that, very nice kids. Polite. Kept the iPods to a reasonable volume. Steph, I know you knit a lot on planes...have you tried trains? Awesome place to knit. Very comfy and scenic. Loving the new sweater.
Please Please tell us the name of the yarn for your new "green" sweater. i am completely in love and a-lookin' for some yarn to call out to me for a new sweater.
The sweater looks great! Very fall looking. The sock seems to be enjoying the pretty leaves, I wish ours would turn color here too. I miss my house farther north where it is cold and the leaves are pretty.
Wow, I didn't realize I was solving all those problems when I just bagged the thing and totally switched yarns. Gosh, it is nice to find out that I've being so incredibly clever for years and years and years . . .
Happy Thanksgiving . . . probably my most favorite holiday!
Happy Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for Canada!
And I love the idea of an Indigenous Peoples day in the US... but I want to give a shout out to Queen Isabella, too.
Muchos Gracias for the knitting needles, your Majesty. And the Merino sheep. ALL sheep, in fact. In return, we present the turkey and the pumpkin.
Either your green yarn is blushing (probably embarassed for all the trouble you put it through) or you beat it 'till it bruised? (I have a hard time believing that though, I don't know you personally, but I'm guessing you're not a pro-spanking kind of gal, even if the sweater was really really naughty....)
I love the new color for the "green sweater." Is the green yarn in a time-out?
can I edit my last comment?
...embarassed for the trouble IT put YOU through....
(gotta start using that preview button)
Yesterday I was wondering Canadians had turkey for Thanksgiving. Guess so, eh?
You sure know how to show a sweater who's boss.
Your solution to the Green Sweater Curse seems to solve some of my unfinished project problems!! Instead of finishing them I can just frog them and start something new! Why didn't I think of that??? Happy T day.
Very happy belated thanksgiving! I hope you enjoyed the day without too much interference from your cold.
Ooh, I love that "green" sweater color. ;)
Love love LOVE the "green" sweater yarn. I went right on reading to the next post and thought it was called "Neo Citran" (hah!)
Seriously, what is that gorgeous yarn? I have been jonesing to make the Hourglass sweater or a hoodie and that color heather would totally inspire me!
I also thought the Neo Citran was the color - LOL. Thank you for being back online so quickly and making time to share with us even while being under-the-weather. I BET your bod is asking for some attention - what with the huge schedule you've had for the last few months. You give a LOT to many people; please take care of yourself. I look forward happily to seeing your new book in my book store, buying it and bringing it home to sit on my shelf with your other books!
Bit belated but Happy Thanksgiving! Do you eat something like the Tofurkey we get around here? And love the - ahem, green sweater. Just like the leaves the color changed!
Ah, yes, quite simple. Frog it, hide the offending yarn, and start a new project. It works every time!
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are recovered from the mega-cold.
Perhaps the way to defeat the sweater curse is to start the sweater for the man, but don't actually finish it....
Wow, you did the smart thing -- started a blue sock to distract you for awhile, and also moved the green sweater into better lighting with more yellow in it, and some ribbing, too. See how much better everything is now? I couldn't even see the ribbing in your last post. Better lighting always helps.
Steph, after much thought (thoughts induced by codeine for knee injury) I have concluded that all of this book-tour travel through metric and non-metric time zones has your math chakras WAY out of alignment. Catching an airline cold AND taking Neo Citran (which I can only assume is either a small car made in Quebec or the potent Canadian vesion of Ny-Quil, eh?) does not help matters. ALL of your inner conversion tables are off, and passing through multiple American airport security stations clearly has screwed with all of your needle sizes, possibly changing them all to US gauges permanently.
You need my Irish grandma's cold remedy (remember, I have an ancient Irish solution for everything). Make a pot of good STRONG black tea. Put a tea cozy on it. Pour out a cup and add one shot of Irish whiskey (we use Jameson's at our house; those with Protestant inclinations may use Bushmill's; GHUs should use Jameson's because it tastes better). Add the juice of one-half a lemon per cup, and a tablespoon of honey. Stir well, consume entirely, and repeat as needed until al signs of oncoming cold are gone.
This really, really works. Every time I feel the first hint of a cold coming on, I follow the remedy exactly, and I never, ever remember having a cold.
Nice sock! Looks suspiciously like Pasticcio Patti's handpainted sock yarn.
starting a new completely different colored sweater. Brilliant!!
Hey. Wish my fixes looked so good! Who's this sweater (is it a sweater too?) for? The Christmas stash perhaps?
i love thanksgiving..but i still have a month and a half to wait for ours..the new sweater is beautiful..i love that color! yay, fall!
You talked about being careful when you join the yarn on the circular needles so it doesn't twist - a hell on earth or a Cat Bordhi Moebius??? I solved this problem by knitting straight on the circs for 2-3 rows (back and forth) and then joining! I never have the twisted join then and you just have a tiny seam to make when the sweater is done.