Tuesday, January 27, 2009

what t-shirt are you?

Sleep Eat Knit

I knit because I am smarter than you.

There is a very fine line between hobby, obsession and "mental illness."

Proud to be knitter.

Peace Love Knit

You can find these and more at zazzle.com

Saturday, January 24, 2009

it's not all a loss

This is a Drops pattern.

US 6 & 7
Plymouth Encore DK

The color looks great on me!

The shawl collar was fun - short rows!
And the sleeves are super poofy and fun!

The only thing that needs some work is the bottom hem is very flippy.
Pat, who I knit with, recommended grosgrain ribbon.

I think first I'm going to try and do some sort of crochet thing and see if I can get it to lie flatter.
If that doesn't work, I'll try the ribbon.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

just so you know how crazy I am

A moment of silence for Nutkin, please.

I've been working on this sock at work since Dec 11.
I decided to omit the YO in favor of a M1, and I think this was the beginning of the end.
It was difficult to pull over my heel.

Oh and the heel - a German short row - I was eager to try it.
The stitches pulled apart from each other.
I thought to myself, I'll just stitch it up on the inside when I'm done.

So I kept going.
And finished the toe today.

A short row toe.
The first thing I did wrong, besides knit it incorrectly three times last night, was start the short rows on the wrong side.
I didn't realize this until I'd finished, but thought, no big deal, I'll just kitchener it together.
But the stitches spread apart on the short rows here as well.

And last but not least, the whole thing, when on my foot pulls to the left.

In short, I can't stand it. And as soon as I finish typing, I'll be ripping it out.