Thursday, December 14, 2006

Notes To Self

  • It might be a good idea, in the future, mind you, to actually have the item on hand for which you intend to knit a cover. (see i-Pod cozy)
  • Just because you're knitting it on US 3's (practically logs, I know) doesn't mean that 9" of 2x2 rib in black acrylic won't drive you over the deep end. (see Oddball Golf Club Cover[s])
  • A "quick knit" isn't so much when you pile on everything else you have to do. (see DH's felted clogs and ever-expanding holiday knitting list)
Here's to a half-fast knit Holiday! See you in the New Year!

P.S. If you are expecting a gift from me this year, be forewarned that I hereby declare this "The Holiday Season of Enlightened Imagination" as in, you may have to use said enlightened imagination to conjure the effect of the completed gift when you are actually presented with a scrap of yarn and a picture (if you're lucky)

eta: Just got word, the i-Pod cozy doesn't fit. Oh, poo. To futz and reknit or not? Can't decide...

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Any Way You Look At It

The DH's Cambridge Jacket is all but finished. You may note that there is a little something shiny there on the sweater. Is that a pencil? What?

Yeah, that's right. Take a closer look.

That is a crochet hook. I knew all along that I would have to crochet around the edges of this sweater, but now the moment of truth has arrived. I know it will be worth it, but, yeaurgh! Any way you look at it, I must crochet. The things we do for love.

Like this:

I know that at first glance, this looks like a rather um, glamorous, expensive yarn. If you look closer, however, you will see that I have indeed purchased more acryllic. In my defense, however, it is for someone who is wool intolerant and needed something machine wash/dry. It's also a pretty nice quality acryllic. No doubt, however, when you find out what it's going to be when it grows up, you would be properly scandalized. Any way you look at it, it's cheap but it sure does try hard (just like me! Hee hee!)

And now, a little bit of Name That Tune:

Any way you look at it, this bit of Holiday Yarn is almost halfway to fruition!

I might be gone for a while, the annual year end trek is nigh, and there's plenty to be done before we go! Happy knitting to one and all (and if you don't knit, happy whatever it is you do do!)

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Friday, December 01, 2006


Here's two for the tub!

Pattern: Garterlac Dishcloth
Needles: Green: US8 bamboo straights (I know, I say I never use straights. You got me!)
Pink/Orange: US7 Denises
The girls chose their own yarn and are excited to try out their new, personal washcloths. The smaller gauge yielded a nicer fabric, I think, as the pink/orange cloth is much squishier. A fun, quick knit, and finally something I can show off!


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