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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Tew's Day! 
25th-Aug-2009 09:28 am
I was so tired yesterday. And a bit this morning, but I'm working on my first cup of coffee. So.

In My Head
When I woke up: "London Bridge" by The Clumsy Lovers. You are the thought that stretches/from sleep to wake/you've got me falling down/like London Bridge in an earthquake...

I am in the headspace where I have *so many* stories hammering at the gates that I can't focus on any one thing. So I need to make a list and prioritize.

I am fundamentally not getting the stitch marker thing. Yes, I know they stay on the needles. What I don't know is how to knit the stitch after them without tangling them. I've frogged this thing twice. Basically, I just need to watch someone do it.

Your chance to help
alumiere needs help with medical expenses. You know what to do. Read more here.

Daily Science
Have we found what's killing the bees?

Going to a noon concert with thryn, hanging out with maxymyllyn this afternoon, and joining the whole WPB crew for Phase Two of felisdemens's birthday festivities.
25th-Aug-2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
Oh! I think I just realized what your problem is with the stitch markers: they're dangly, aren't they? Ok, I think I can help. When you get to the marker, if the next stitch after marker is going to be a knit, make sure the dangly part of the marker is in front. If it's going to be a purl, toss the dangly part to the back. YO then knit? Treat it like a purl. So bring your yarn around for the YO, and when you're moving the marker to the right needle, just let the dangly part fall to the backside of your work, and knit your next stitch. But you'll be home soon and I can just show you then, too. :)
25th-Aug-2009 02:20 pm (UTC) - stitch markers
When I was first using them, I knit them into my hat and had to frog to get them out.
I'll link you to video I just took, just for you on how to do it.
As soon as iMovie converts it...
25th-Aug-2009 03:22 pm (UTC) - Re: stitch markers
okay, I got you tube and iMovie to play nice. Here is a video just for you.
It might help, it might not.
You have emilytheslayer as back-up if it doesn't.

25th-Aug-2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
Use non-dangly stitch markers until you get the hang of it. these and these are super nice, but this kind of cheapy ones also work well.
25th-Aug-2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
thank you - for the repost and all the wonderful things you write

i'm glad you're enjoying your visit to sunny florida; please wish felis a very happy birthday from me
25th-Aug-2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
If the dangling parts of your stitchmarkers get caught with the knitting, thy using little pieces of cut straw until you get a hang of how to work them. Its cheap (free if you get some from your coffee place). Then once you get a better feeling of how to move them along, you can go back to the pretty ones.
26th-Aug-2009 11:03 am (UTC) - Magick & Misery
have the copy you gave away for your contest... email me about it (if you want it shipped to yourself or the winner, address, what their name is so i can sign it to them, etc.)

email is crislerlincoln(at)yahoo(dot)com

if you message me on LJ i'll probably never get it, fyi.

-- lincoln
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