Tuesday, October 31, 2006
The thing that will probably save me from any future yarn problems is this, a log-cabin like scrap blanket. It's not going to be the traditional square round-and-round type log cabin, but rather a more abstract type of creation. I've got about a 2-foot square piece, and there is no end in sight for this monster. I suspect it will take years to complete, but that's ok with me.
Friday, October 27, 2006
Unassuming, you say? Non-threatening? NO! I started these back in August, and for some reason just hated working on them. I'm pretty sure its because the 3x1 ribbing is annoying to do on size 1, really inflexible double-points. (I hate bamboos too.) So, I invested in some knitpicks circulars, which are great! With my new needles, I flew to the end. Last night I spent a full 1 1/2 hours creating the most perfect short-row toe you have ever seen, WITHOUT ever "p3tog tbl." And then I tried them on. And they were too big. So, because I am a genius, I said, oh, well I'll just take some rows out of the top. (Duh, you can't do that when thing are knitted in the round.) Riiiiiiiip.
Instead of getting mad at the socks and throwing them into a corner, I am at war. I WILL conquer you, socks!
I'm also working on this green thing. What is it? I need to keep some secrets, people! (Although most of you probably know already . . .)
Saturday, October 14, 2006
I made a pillow to go with my newly redecorated red-white-black living room (remember the disappearing furniture incident?) The pillow towards the back I got for only $6 at Joann's - I love those 40% off coupons!
Here's a rather blurry picture of my most recently completed pair of socks. It's just a standard sock pattern with Lion Brand sock yarn. I know a lot of knitters are down on the Lion Brand (mostly due to the hororrendous Fun Fur debacle), but I have to say that this sock yarn ain't bad. It's cheap, and just as comfortable as any other wool/nylon superwash. I was warned not to machine wash them though - thanks to Mango for the tip!
Friday, October 06, 2006
Knitting news: just some toe grafting and I'll have some new socks right quick . . . stay tuned for pictures.