Thursday, June 30, 2005
yesterday i started another baby project from the stash yarn that one of my online knitting friends gifted me with. in the box, she also included a mostly finished 5-hour baby sweater (which i will give to a friend of mine). turns out that i have the exact yarn that the sweater was knitted with, so i cast on yesterday for a matching hat. i have NO idea about what size babies' heads are, so this will just be my "best guess." we'll just see how it turns out!
i have this dilemma about what to do with a BUNCH of afghan squares that i have. they were all made 2 years ago when i was in a square swap. i've never done anything with 'em, and i haven't yet had the time or the desire to join them into an afghan. they're rainbow colors (that was the theme of the swap), and i joined it because i was going through a bad emotional time. i figured knitting and crocheting all that bright cheery yarn would help me get happy again ... and it did. i guess the squares themselves could serve as reminders of the drama i was going through and that those clouds really do have silver lining, right?
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
you may remember that i was having trouble with the red scarf i'm knitting. welllllll, i decided to make a long skinny scarf, to make it easier to keep track of stitches -and- easier to find any mistakes. it's turning out well! sorry for the crappy picture. i think the hearts will really stand out better once the scarf is properly blocked. i love the seed stitch border! my next challenge is to find an alternative for the "k4tog" that forms the humps of the heart. i'm thinking that if i knit 2 together twice, then pass one stitch over the other, that should do the trick, be a lot less of a PITA and be a little faster.
Thursday, June 09, 2005
a friend of mine whose daughter works for locks of love in texas, says that african american children are often given straight-hair wigs because of the lack of hair to make appropriate wigs for them ... please consider donating your hair to fill a very special need.
in knitting news, i worked on clapotis last night but made a mistake and had to tink back about 2 rows. i think i still had an error but i fudged a fix and am moving right along. this project is #1 priority, the red scarf is #2 (i haven't yet restarted that), and the baby stuff is #3. i need to, in the words of the inimitable james brown, get on the goodfoot!
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
i love my hair long, but i love it even more when it's short (we're talking less than an inch of hair left!). it's cute, it's incredibly sexy (to me, at least) and best of all it's low-maintenance! this time, though, i've decided to donate my hair to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization
which donates hair pieces to children who are suffering from medical hair loss.
i've already taken a "before" picture; tomorrow i will post that and the "after" pic.
now for the obligatory bit of knitting content, yay! i was planning to work on clapotis last night but realized i left my knitting bag here at work. DOH! that's a damn good place for it, huh? i hope to have some knitting time this weekend. i would like to:
- knit more of clapotis
- re-start that red scarf
- start the baby sweater or booties
- maybe work on red sock #1. i'd like to practice doing short-row heels on this pair rather than heel flaps.
and now, back to your regularly scheduled work day.
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Saturday, June 04, 2005
this is after about one and a half pattern repeats. the pattern doesn't really show up too well. i'm sure it will open up more once it's off the needles and blocked.
against a white background, it looks pretty cool, huh?
Friday, June 03, 2005
Wednesday, June 01, 2005
i FINALLY got it right. if you look closely you can see one little boo-boo ... on the row above the eyelet row i knitted instead of purled so i have a lovely little garter ridge there but by the time i realized it i was near the end of the row and didn't want to bother with frogging back and dealing with all those yarn overs. so i'll call it a design feature. if i feel so inclined (which i doubt i will), i'll repeat the mistake in the sweater and booties too so it will all match.
i bought this yarn in march from another blogger who bought it in new orleans (where, incidentally, i will be going later this year). anyway, during my recent move, i really forgot all about the yarn until recently i came across a box, and i'm like, "hmmm what's in here?" so i opened it up and found the pretty hand-dyed yarn. and believe it or not, it told me it wanted to be clapotis #2. so let it be said, so let it be done ... but not until i'm finished with some other stuff!