Friday, July 11, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
With all the action photos...thought maybe a "flat" photo or two was in order.
Plodding along, almost time to start the other cable panel. w00t.
And for all of those that think "why are you knitting this thing you hate?"... I don't hate it. I get bored easily! And scarves are bad for that. :P
Posted by Tally at 3/25/2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
My last post was my 100th! Who knew I could blabber on so much? Ok, so everyone knows. Whatever! :P
I treated myself to one of these:
I am wearing it today, even! I <3 it. It's replacing the one that is on permanent loan to the Newark Train Station. (At least that's where I recall it ending up last year. Oops.) [My winter coat is also there, we're not discussing that...] I'm sure the two of them had a grand time riding across central England. lol.
Anyhow...it's from Rabbitch's Cafepress! It's a nice quality product, and I am so glad I talked her into it! w00t!
going soooooo slow!
Posted by Tally at 2/19/2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
So here it is...modeled by V...being silly, of course:
Here you can see the elongation starting to happen, going from 6 rows (at bottom) to 8 rows (4 times) and ending with 10 rows (at top):
And a pseudo in-focus shot of the "drape":
Scarf on Bedpost, Relaxed
Posted by Tally at 2/10/2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Yes. Boring title. Howdy to everyone stopping by from Rabbitch's blog. The particular t-shirt I want is this image, with a caption like, "Knitting without a helmet." or something equally as witty. I'm sure she'll think of SOMETHING. (hint, hint!)
Here's a picture of a mitten:
I'm not particularly proud of said mitten. It doesn't fit anyone I know, didn't care for the colors together, and I hate the construction (
seemseamed). So, I never knit it a partner. I've had this mitten for a year. Just hanging out. I got a camera for xmas. It needed a home. My mitten needed a friend. It is no longer a mitten, but a "stylish" (fine..."weird") camera tote. With a thumb. Whatever. It works.
I'll have update photos of the scarf project soon, knitting is slow going on it, my hands have been achy.
Three cheers for recycling my own crappy knitting! Hip, hip, hooray!
Posted by Tally at 1/24/2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
99 Cables to go, get one down, wrap it around, 98 cables to knit on the scarf.
We (MBF, Mom, and I) decided that 8 inches was too wide. Mom and I also decided I should bump the needle size to 10 for a looser fabric. I'm using KnitPicks Swish yarn in Coast Grey (don't tell my aunt!)
It's now twice this long. I know...I'm such a speed demon... (riiiight)
(ETA:) Looking at those photos together, of take 1 and take 2...I think my count is off! The newer one looks like I've skipped rows. (This would explain why I keep "losing count") I was debating using ribbing to connect the two ends, less bulky on the neck. Now I'm thinking I should just start stretching (elongating) the cables, arranging is so that it's like a 30 row cable behind the neck...coming back down to the 8 rows at either end (or um...6 rows.). Does that sound dumb? Help me Obi Wan! You're my only hope!
Posted by Tally at 1/21/2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Saturday, January 05, 2008
In a change of mindset I can't explain, MBF asked for a scarf. Before I knit him Thuja, I asked him all about what he would wear if I knit it. Hats? No. Scarves? No. Gloves? No. So I knit him socks, which is fine, because I like them. :P However, I'm just a bit confused about it all. To think I contemplated going up against the boyfriend sweater curse because I couldn't think of anything else to knit him!
So, of course, I'm knitting a scarf. He requested black or grey yarn (don't all men? I think this is universal). I happen to have some very special black yarn:
I'm rewinding the skein there because it was a mess, and I really wanted to wash it before I knit with it.
It was/is my grandmother's yarn. I have no idea what it is, except it was in a large drawstring bag with a tag marked "wool". Unfortunately, since my grandma has Alzheimer's, she won't be needing the yarn anymore. However, I'm determined to put it all to good use (Beth...we still have to schedule that dye date!!!). So, the lone skein of black yarn will be a scarf. I'm stymied on a pattern, though.
When it's dry, I'll weigh it and go from there. If you have suggestions for "easy" patterns (I always mess up row counting.../sigh) I'd appreciate them in the comments!
EDIT: Alright, at MBF's insistence, he never changed his mind. I'm crazy and I made it all up in a delusion of not wanting to knit winter wear! I'm sorry...what's the knitter's equivalent of saying the rosary? Do I have to knit Shetland Lace in penance?
Posted by Tally at 1/05/2008