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June 26, 2006

Sit Back and Relax...

alt_hereSorry, curious reader, but you're going to have to sit back and relax.  I planned to give you my conclusions on the left slanting decrease experiments -- my swatches turned out very interestingly -- but time has run out.  I'm off to France early in the morning and am rushing around packing and generally pulling myself together.  I'll be back to blogging on Monday, July 10th -- hope to see you then.  Au Revoir!

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Oh the suspense! I've been trying out some of the suggestions and am obsessively comparing. Enjoy your trip.

Posted by: Jennifer | Jun 26, 2006 11:39:30 PM

Mais non! Quel cliffhanguer!
Bon voyage!

Posted by: Julia | Jun 27, 2006 1:48:57 AM

Have a great time!

Posted by: abi | Jun 27, 2006 2:58:15 AM

Bon voyage!!

Posted by: colleen | Jun 27, 2006 3:49:11 AM

Have a great trip! All the discussion has me trying different things every time I decrease.. I've definitely found some I like better, but can't wait to see what your swatching has decided.

Posted by: Rete | Jun 27, 2006 6:57:23 AM

You'd rather be in France than talk to us about knitting decreases?? How very odd....

(No, really, have a great time!)

Posted by: --Deb | Jun 27, 2006 7:27:42 AM

Enjoy your trip! How fun.

Posted by: Wanda | Jun 27, 2006 9:55:16 AM

AHHHH!! But my current project is calling for a left slanted decrease & I can't wait until you return on my birthday for the solution! (or I guess I will)

Au Revoir! I'm sure you'll be purchasing lots of yummy yarn that you'll post & tease us with!!! I can't wait!

Posted by: ~Kristie | Jun 29, 2006 11:09:15 AM

Hi Nona,
I think I have one solution (there are likely several different others!) to your left-slanting problem. It's actually an Elizabeth Zimmerman trick called "An Improved SSK", and there is a detailed video tutorial on how to do it at www.knittingatknoon.com .

In a nutshell, you: 1. Slip one as if to knit. 2. Slip the next stitch as if to purl. 3. Insert the left needle into the front of both slipped stitches and knit them together (as if you were knitting through the back loop). The result is a left leaning decrease that creates a straight slanted line rather than a stair-ladder. Give it a try and see what you think. I'll be watching for your thoughts. I wish I could say "see my blog..." but alas I do not blog. (yet)

Bernadette in Ontario, Canada

Posted by: Bernadette | Jul 1, 2006 5:21:47 AM

i love your Log Cabin,are you following a patern? how do the collores change like that.
thanks for your help.

Posted by: noreen | Jul 4, 2006 9:03:33 PM

mom said that nona-sister-the-tall-and-skinny said that:
a) you loved le drugari (not spelled right, i know)
and b)you got to see the tour de france (lucky!)

Posted by: callista | Jul 10, 2006 8:23:04 AM

if you don't know which sister i am refering to here is a clue.
you might know her as nonasister-the-nursery-school-teacher

Posted by: callista | Jul 10, 2006 8:29:44 AM

I'd love to hear about France! I just returned from England/Wales/Cornwall and in the end, it was fantastic. I'm sure France was spectacular. :-)

Posted by: Aura | Jul 11, 2006 8:17:19 AM

Hi Nona,
I am off to Paris tomorrow. Plane leaves in the afternoon. Any word on a good yarn shop there? I am wondering if the French are big knitters 'cos I didn't come up with much on the internet search? I did read about La Drogerie and want to check it out. Also heard that there is lots of Phildar yarn in Paris but that it's not a great yarn. Anyway, I am anxiously awaiting your SSK makeover. Will check your site from Pareeeee!


Posted by: Kim | Jul 11, 2006 10:00:26 AM

Have a glorious trip!

Posted by: Kathy | Jul 12, 2006 9:05:41 PM

Argh! Hurry back--I just started two sweaters with ssk decreases in the pattern and the suspense is killing me! (And everyone else, I'm sure...)

Posted by: Jade | Jul 14, 2006 9:54:28 AM

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