Remember Me?

I’m willing to bet there are more people reading this post who don’t know I have a Cheesylove in progress. I casted on for this project almost two years ago.
See, the problem is, I miscalculated how much stretch I would lose in the two-color part. And unfortunately, I need lots of stretch in that area.
So, cheesylove went from this to this…


I’m trying to decide if I’m going to knit the two-color part with a bigger needle or if I’m going to increase a few stitches (actually, 12 stitches — that’s one repeat).
Any suggestions?
Bigger than a breadbox
I got a new toy. A Portable Light Tent. Fun!
One not so small problem. It’s huge. HUGE. Here it is taking over in my kitchen.

Granted, it’s a small kitchen. But take note — it’s bigger than the stove. I guess I never really thought about how big 36 inches really is.
The Cheesylove pic I took above was in the light tent. It’s pretty good but I need a couple more hinge lights to make it work well. Still, it’s not bad. Click on the pic to see it larger. You can actually make out the ribbing. In fact, you can even see a few Isabella hairs. Damn cat.
Despite its size the tent folds up compactly — into a carry case the size of a jumper cable bag. It can easily fit in a coat closet or under the couch/bed. The vendor had smaller sizes too if you’re interested but not ready to commit to something this big.
Tubular Bind Off
After reading through yesterday’s comments I decided to put together a slide show on how to do a tubular bind-off. It’s going to take me a few days to get the pics together but I will post a how-to for you all.

16 thoughts on “Remember Me?

  1. Wow, that portable light tent is BIG. Although I can see how cool it would be for great photos… Dang, I live in a small space. :)

  2. Ooh, I’ve been thinking about getting one of those light tents. I actually found an all in one that came with lights, tripod, tent and a couple backgrounds, but I decided not to get it because it might suggest that my blogging is becoming a problem, but now that I see yours, I’m feeling the itch again.
    What do you think? Worth it?
    As for Cheesy Love, I’d go up a needle size, personally. You could try twining (twisting yarn every stitch, regardless of what color comes next) it produces a stretchier fabric though it gives very distinct look to the stitches and uses more yarn, overall. I used that technique for my bombshell halter

  3. Wow, that IS huge! I just ordered something much smaller from the Container Store ( br…PRODID=10013112) for the same purpose–figured it was worth a try, and if not, it’ll be great to hold yarn. Where’s the bad? And, um, it’s smaller than a kitchen stove . . . (grin)

  4. I am planning to cast on for Cheesylove tonight, I am glad to have run across this before I started so I can plan for the little pink hearts. Your light tent is so cool!

  5. My goodness, that thing is huge! But it’s true, you’ll get better pictures with it, and if it really folds down to that size it isn’t too bad.

  6. Yay! I look forward to your tutorial, I was thinking of doing one myself but I don’t have a light tent :)
    Thanks for the compliments on the socks. They are on the smallish side, 6 inch leg, foot for a size 7 – 8 as written and I think my gauge was a tiny bit smaller cause I used a addi 2.5mm (US #1.5) instead of the US #2 recommended cause I wanted to use majic loop and my addi’s and they really dont have a true #US 2!
    You’ll love the socks if you make them!

  7. Cool light tent. I’ll be interested to see how you like it.
    With regard to the colorwork part of the sweater — maybe try adding some extra stitches right before you start the heart motif and then decreasing them away at the end of the motif. Maybe you can find a way to blend the increases/descreases into the pattern by adding them between the bumpy parts of each heart or every other heart or something.

  8. I am finishing a two year old sweater too! I swear, sometimes I channel you. 😉
    I would recommend more stitches rather than a bigger needle for the fair isle. Fair isle in my experience does not stretch well, and you don’t want to see all the strands behind because of the stretch. Just my $0.02.

  9. In most occassions I don’t make comments on blogs, but I would like to mention that this post really forced me to do so. Really nice post!

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