Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
This is the picture that I took with Laurie's camera. It was funny how Jumi and I never fail to be socially awkward. It seemed like I spent a substantial portion of time in line begging Jumi not to make me show Laurie the sweater I was making (I was working on the fair isle part during the reading). As per my normal behavior, I did not speak during the meet & greet because everyone must've already asked her any question I could've come up with. What was I supposed to say? If you could be any type of furniture, what would you be and why???
Someone should bring some scrap yarn and spare needles in case Jumi's friend from the Halloween party shows up though! Either way, I will bring some of that with me next week.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Originally uploaded by jen.fotos
What is this again, an Elizabethan zombie? I forget. Anyway, it is being crocheted on-the-fly by the über talented Will. It is totally adorable. (There is another photo at my flickr site.)
I'm out for FightKnitting this week, for many many reasons including but not limited to finances, contacts to pick up, PMS, and David Boreanaz in geek glasses.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
I figured it out. Sort of.
Stranded knitting in cotton is kind of hard.
PS How long have I been trying to put an "e" in cotton? WTF? I guess I'm uncomfortable with six letter words that only have four unique letters. I keep staring at it and it isn't looking any more correct with an "o".
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The internet says use wool.
I'm using cotten.
The internet says don't pick patterns where you float the yarn more than 6 stitches.
At one point, I float 9.
The internet says don't pick patterns where there are a lot of orphan stitches.
Yeah, mine has a lot of single colors.
Also, they're telling me to knit in the round. The pattern doesn't translate that well. I think. Maybe?
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
It's everything I could've dreamed it was and more.
It came on the Yarn Shop Hop Friday. It was definitely definitely The Best Day Ever 2007. I'm exhausted from all the fun.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
ah, and for the little lady i said was on the way, dont get mad, but im so excited! the hair is done, the face is mostly done, and im nearly pissing my pants im so happy with it! i know you all dont make little dolls, but we may need to have a night, cause shit, its too much fun!
National Knit A Sweater Month is next month. This is the sweater I'm knitting. It's from Vogue Knitting's Holiday 2006 issue. See that fair isle in the picture? Are you curious about the chart?
The much more economical yarn I chose is Lara from elann.com. The greens are perfect, the purple is a little off, and I got the last acceptable ball of red that they had. Exciting! Especially considering the original plan was to do this in KnitPick's Sport Shine.
I've never done fair isle before. I've never done a sweater before. I'm knitting this in sport weight. I think living on my own has addled my brain.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Ghosts: Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde
No eyes in the original game. It was just a yellow puck (original name Puck-Man) with an opening for the mouth.
I concur with Jumi that the eye would've been just to bothersome to program.