Monday, April 07, 2014

Sock Madness 8 and I made it!

That's right!  I made it through round 2 and on to round 3.  I am not the happiest camper about the pattern but I got it done.  I will end up ripping out half the foot so I can make it shorter for myself and I will skip the fancy toe cable.
You can see in this picture how long the socks are.  WAAAAY! to looong for me.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Knitting Needle Conversion Chart

I've been getting into some old knitting patterns lately and I thought the needle sizes seemed really odd.  Turns out they were UK sizes and not US sizes.  Big difference on how you read the patterns too.  So with some poking around I found some online charts for converting the needle sizes.  Hope this is of help to others out there.

US UK US / UK Metric European Metric Older US system
8/0 24 .5 mm .5 mm  
6/0 22 .75 mm .75 mm  
  20   .875 mm  
5/0 19 1.0 mm 1.0 mm 18 (steel dpn)
      1.125 mm 17 (steel dpn)
4/0 18 1.25 mm 1.25 mm 16 (steel dpn)
0 17 1.5 mm 1.5 mm 15 (steel dpn)
  16   1.625 mm  
0 15 1.75 mm 1.75 mm 14 (steel dpn)
0 14 2 mm 2 mm 0 (standard needles) 13 (steel dpn)
1   2.25 mm 2.25 mm 12 (steel dpn)
1 13 2.5 mm 2.5 mm 1 (standard needles)
2 12 2.75 mm 2.75 mm 2 (standard needles) 11 (steel dpn)
2 11 3 mm 3 mm 3 (standard needles) 10 (steel dpn)
3 10 3.25 mm 3.5 mm  
4   3.5 mm 3.5 mm 4 (standard needles) 9 (steel dpn)
5 9 3.75 mm 3.75 mm 5 (standard needles) 8 (steel dpn)
6 8 4 mm 4 mm  
    4.25 mm 4.25 mm 6 (standard needles)
7 7 4.5 mm 4.5 mm  
    4.75 mm 4.75 mm 7 (standard needles)
8 6 5 mm 5 mm 8 (standard needles)
    5.25 mm 5.25 mm 9 (standard needles)
9 5 5.5 mm 5.5 mm  
    5.75 mm 5.75 mm 10 (standard needles)
10 4 6 mm 6 mm  
10 1/2 3 6.5 mm 6.5 mm 10 1/2 (standard needles)
  2 7 mm 7 mm  
  1 7.5 mm 7.5 mm  
11 0 8 mm 8 mm  
13 0 9 mm 9 mm  
15 0 10 mm 10 mm  
17     12.5 mm  
18     14 mm  
19     15.5 mm  
35     19 mm  
50     25 mm  

Friday, November 16, 2012

*SIGH* Another Union Shoots It's Self in the Foot.

Today Hostess announced it's closing. The union wanted more money when the company is already in bankruptcy. You would think to insure keeping their jobs the union would have tried working with the company more. Now these people will have no jobs no income, and everything is gone because Hostess is already in bankruptcy. I'm hoping that my husbands work won't be doing that next.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Need another faucet mount filter that is not a PUR

This is now the second faucet mounted filter that has stripped out in less than a year. The first one made it 9 months before the adapter started to just blow off the faucet when we weren't even using the water filter. We didn't have the receipt so we bought another. This one made it 6 months then the change filter light stopped working. So we put the first one on since the adapter seemed to be doing just fine. Now the adapter is doing it again. I can't seem to find any replacement adapters, the kit only comes with one of each size/type. Not happy right now about this. No you would think I learned my lesson and kept the receipt, but I didn't.

Friday, November 18, 2011