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Archive for February 19th, 2008

Converting DPN Pattern to 2 Circs?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Can anyone help, please? I have a customer who bought my Fast Florida Footies pattern as a download from the KnittingZone website. The pattern was written for double-pointed needles (DPNs). She is working it on 2 circular needles rather than DPNs and I have not done this before. She writes:

As soon as it printed off I began my sock… However, I decided to knit them on two circular needles instead of double points.
Everything went along very well until it was time to do the gusset decrease.
Here is where I need help distributing the stitches and placing markers.
Could you help me with this part? I sure would appreciate it.

I inquired and she does not have a local guild or yarn shop to help her out. Does anyone out there have the time and knowledge to help this customer? We both would be appreciative.

If you are able to help, please either leave me a comment or send an email to Lynn AT ColorJoy DOT com and I’ll connect you to the person with the question. Thanks!

Time for a Gratitude List

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

briankissinglynntiny.jpgI’ve been grumpy today. The weather is crummy, the squirrel got back into the attic and my legs are like rubber bands so I can’t stand or walk long at all. When I try to do anything not sitting down I need a 2 hour nap very soon thereafter.

It is very easy to get into a funk in a Michigan February anyway, and I have work to do. I can not stay with the grumpy spot my brain is in right now if I want to get anything done at all. Therefore, it’s time for a gratitude list again. So here it is:

  • Brian.
  • Tapioca pudding.
  • Sweet potatoes, baked with butter and nutmeg.
  • Friends who call to see how I am doing.
  • Friends online who write and make me feel better.
  • Every single one of you who comes by this blog… especially when you take the time to comment, but that is not at all necessary.
  • Brian.
  • My wonderful 1998 VW New Beetle, Joy Bug. I love that car. I love her soooo much. She has 130,000 miles and needs some tender loving care sometimes but I am still in love like I was in 1999 when I got her. She doesn’t show her age at all, not a single rust spot.
  • Wool, alpaca, mohair.
  • Music.
  • Brian.
  • Health insurance, thanks to Brian and his workplace.
  • Everybody I work for, every shop, every student.
  • Ravelry… what an inspiring place this online fiber community has become.
  • My family… the ones I was born to and the ones married in.
  • The wonderful relationship I have with my Mom and my Brother after all these years… earned the hard way.
  • Brian.
  • This house. It’s quirky like me. Brian picked it before we met but it’s very like what I picked for myself, and with prettier wood trim (and much better parking).
  • The porch on this house. Heaven.
  • Lansing and all the creative people in it.
  • All the travel I have done in my life… 250,000 miles on my former car, Martha G., and trips out of the country mostly as gifts or windfalls, each trip as magical as the one before.
  • Good foods, especially “ethnic” foods.
  • Fun clothes.
  • Wonderful yarns in my house ready for me to knit with them.
  • My career(s), both knitting/fiber/art and music.
  • The sense that I am no longer an outsider in my own town. I belong.
  • Brian.