Friday, August 31, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
please forgive my absence of late...we are leaving for france tomorrow for our first ever french girl tours(very excited!)....and it has been a wild ride...i also just finished up the first 5 garments for my book with interweave(very exhausted!) so there has never been a dull moment around here...to top it all off our computer crashed about 2 weeks ago so i have not been able to respond to many of your emails regarding fifi...i'm terribly sorry about that, as i so wanted to help you if i could...but there has been such sterling advice here on the blog...thank you all again for choosing fifi and i am just in awe of your beautiful creations...i can't wait till i will have the time to relax and join you all in a future kal...skc is the best! xoxo, kristeen
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I know this is off topic, but I thought I'd post it in case Kristeen is checking this site for Fifi questions. My question is on Chantal, another FG pattern.
I just started Chantal and have a question regarding Yoke Row 7. It says to work in established rib pattern until 2 sts before the marker, then K1, P2, K1, then repeat 3 times more. I am confused. If you have two stitches before the marker, what do you do to those two stitches before the marker? I don't understand which stitches to perform the K1, P2, K1 instruction on. Please help!
Back to our regularly scheduled topics, sorry to thread-hijack.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Hi there, sexy knitters. I'm also new to this blog and enjoy it very much so far! This month I knitted Fifi with Rowan Calmer ( 4.5 balls only) ánd the RCC which I will have to take a picture first, so I will write about her later.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Due to how life can be I am just swatching for Fifi and practicing cabeling without a needle.
I have tried a method from a blogger named Wendy, and a method from blogger, Grumperina. I prefer the Grumperina way but am still ending up with bigger loops at the bottom seat of the cable twist.
I've been more gentle with the twisting, which has helped, but not eliminated the prob.
Does anyone know how to solve this detail?
I think that most of the far right cable is ok, except for the first and third cross up from bottom.
The others are loosy goosey!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
It doesn't even have a body! So tragic. I haven't touched it for days; I keep getting distracted by other knits, but now those are done and I have no excuse not to work on Fifi again.
Is anybody else slacking? When does this KAL end, anyway? (If someone answers "tomorrow" I will cry. I'm determined to get my Fifi back on the needles and finished!)
I have one with a long sleeves and one sleeveless.
This one I was knit for my daughter.
I was crochet the sleeves.
And this other is also for my daughter:
I think that this pattern is great and very easy for knitting!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
The knitting process is enjoyable, but I was't very concerntrate on this project actually. Maybe it was because the pattern was just too easy to follow, or I was at the same time busy crocheting booties for my baby nephew.
I used 5 1/2 skeins of Berroco's Touch (Toe Shoe #7990), and Clover #7 needles (JP size) cast 120 stitches on a XS size and later 7 stitches increase for both sides. And #6 needles used for sleeves' K1P1 ribbing .
My FIFI is actually in a beautiful pink color and it fits on me perfectly! :P Touche is good in sheen texture and stretchness, but if I have a chance for a second FIFI, I'd love to try that magic Calmer for sure!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
For more pics, see my blog.
P.S. I have two skeins of Calmer (shade is tangerine) left over from my Richesse online purchase so if anyone needs to buy more let me know!
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
I got help from Kristeen about the short rows. I will include the email here. I don't know if it helped too much. It was only a little clearer than the pattern. She left a comment on one of the posts asking for short row help that also had a little bit more info.
Bonjour chrispy--sorry for the delay in getting back with you--
luckily if you are using calmer there is a ton of stretch (hence the suggestion to use a stretch-y yarn for a sub)--that being said--my suggestion would be to put in a tiny wedge shaped set of short rows that would start when you get to the halfway point where the garment covers your bust--imagine if you would--just a little more room on the sides and underbust(which is where we need it--i'm a 34 triple d--so i have done this many times!
the reason we can't use the wedge shape across the entire bust is that it will distort the pattern in the center panel--so we are just going to sneak them in on the ribbing--i don't think you will need more than 3 rows--so start with that and try on to see how it is going--just remember to keep in pattern (rib) as you work back and forth---also remember that you need to do the longest row first, then make progressively shorter rows or your "triangle" will pointing the wrong way--also--if you think you will need more room we would have to repeat the triangle above the halfway bust point(but honestly i think you won't--and if you need help figuring this out--i will help )---so hopefully just one little triangle will work! --please let me know how it goes and if anything is confusing(still haven't had my caffeine injection today!)---merci, kristeen
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
Hello everyone. I am knitting the size small for Fifi and have a pattern question. Row 43 and Row 50 are cable rounds and says to continue in established pattern, keeping the cable placement correct for the appropriate size. Can anyone assist? I'm not sure that I know what to do for these two rows? I'm on 39 now, so I'm getting really close to this first questionable row?
Sunday, August 05, 2007
I'm Sarah, and I'm pretty new to the group. I did lurk for a while before joining.
I've just finished my Rusted Root, and I've started working on Fifi (Calmer in Laurel).
Here's a picture of my started Fifi:
And here's my finished Rusted Root:
See more about them both on my blog:
Friday, August 03, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
This is so far what I've done with my Fifi. Guess I am the only one using Touche of Berroco instead of the magic Calmer... :P
The pattern is easy to follow but somtimes it still confuses me a little...I ripped once to correct the central panel pattern, but it's not a hard job ripping back though, guess it's because of the stretchness the yarn has?
Anyway, besides the beautiful FIFI pattern, I've come up with one question, and that is about the SLEEVES. I've read through posts posted by others and seen pictures as well and I've seen no one had quesitons about the sleeves...
On the pattern in the sleeve section, it's read: "...using your favorite method for working in the ROUND over..." I assume that they should be a cap sleeve design and the sleeve should cover only the upper part of the arm only... If it's true, why makes it a round knitting???
Anyone has the same question? Or am I the ONLY ONE??
I know many of you have asked about short rows and I will put in my two cents. I have done them before with much success. No problems. I did them on Fifi and it didn't work. They looked fine until I stretched the garment out and when stretched out the short rows created huge holes. It was very unsightly so I had to rip them out. I could have benefited from them however. I didn't do more increases because I was counting on the short rows to help me out in the bust area....they didn't work so the garment pulls tightly across my chest. My guess is that the stretchiness of the yarn and the gauge makes short rows almost impossible to look good on this pattern. It could be I did them wrong - but like I said, I have done them before just fine.
I would be curious to know what the designers input would be on this issue because I don't think I am alone on it. Other than that though, I really love this top and think the design is fantastic!