Tuesday, August 21, 2007

New Look

You may have noticed the blog has a new look - everyone else has a cool banner on their blog, so I have to have one too, right? I must have been in a blue mood today. I'm not sure if I'll stick with this design, but it will suffice for now.

Not too much new to report in the knitting department. I finished one of my Jaywalkers - and I have a conundrum. The sock "fits," but only after much grumbling and swearing as I pull it over my heel. I'm afraid I'll pull so hard the yarn breaks. I'm not in the mental state to completely re-do this one, so what if I just knit the second one on size larger needles? Would it be weird to have two socks that are slightly different sizes? Or will I be glad that at least one fits correctly?

I've finished around 6 or 7 inches of Orangina. I have to knit 14 inches in pattern, and then - oh yeah, the back. Dammit. So I still have 21 inches to go. Don't expect this one any time soon.

Since I'm not too motivated with these 2 projects, I probably should start something else. I have this white yarn that's been laying around for a couple years.

It's not too much - about 550 yards. I'm thinking some sort of shrug/very small cardigan. Can it be done?? Anyone have any ideas? (And I already thought of the One Skein Wonder. I like the concept of this pattern, but the finished products look like they're eating their wearers. Ahhh! My shoulders!!)

And finally, I did a little bit of sewing. I made this strapless top - my favorite part is the zipper, which of course you can't see because its in the back. I used an invisible zipper, and it really is invisible! Wow I have a lot of freckles.


reluctantMANGO said...

Frog the sock! Seems to be a rite of passage with the Jaywalkers. I frogged twice before making a pair that fit properly. And I love them now!

I vote for a lacy shrug with the white yarn! Something like this:

And lastly, the strapless top. Gorgeous. Fits you perfectly, super ultra flattering. So will you be sewing your own wedding dress? :)

Jax said...

Really like the new blog design. Maybe I'll have you redo mine sometime!

:)SmileCreator said...

As painful as it will be, I agree with ReMango... frog the sock. You won't be happy to have a pair of socks that don't quite match.

And I just love the shirt! It's so cute! I wish I could sew that well. One of these days, I'll have to take a class.

Hope your blue mood lifts... although I do like the new banner.

Veronica said...

I have a bunch of pairs of socks in which each one fits a little bit differently. My Jaywalkers are snug but with wide feet I knew I had to make the larger size from the get-go. If you're unhappy, frog!

Maybe you could make something lacey from the yarn. Swallowtail shawl? A non-shoulder-eating shrug?

I like the new banner. I am trying to cook one up for my blog. We'll see how that goes.

I start my new job on Monday... so scary!

Dove Knits said...

Cute top!

As to the single skein, check out garnstudio.com to see if they have any little cardi/shrug patterns that would fit the bill. I remember looking, also with the object of getting rid of a stray skein, and there were some cute things.

Shawnee said...

That is a really cute shirt on you, and very flattering to your little figure (I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous).

Just a quick hi - I've stopped by your blog from the "Gain Exposure To Your Blog" swap at swap-bot.

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