Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I'm also going to whip up some blog buttons for this FAL. :)
I have on my to-finish list:
-Mom's Sizzle top
-2nd Branching out
-Cabled Hoodie Scarf
-Other "damn sock"...victim of SSS
That's my pledge. Now to get off Ravelry/my butt and get to it.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Skinny memorial sweater (in remembrance of my former pet), started last fall, now complete! (blogged here)
I'm flirting with procrastination again, but after that, I'll be committing to UFOs again and working on a knit.1 tank I started back in 2006! Here's the back (I'm assuming that ugly edge will be covered in the end, yuck):
I did a little work on the front last month, and I had to go down a needle size to get gauge, my knitting has loosened up so much. I'm about a third of the way up the front, and after that, it's just seam, seam, edge, and I'll have my first top of the summer, well before it's actually warm enough to wear it.
Monday, January 21, 2008
I did the secret-ninja snip, knit, and graft to lengthen my Hopeful. I'm very pleased with the fit now. I think I used the wrong size needles, though: I started with size 6s but the fabric looked too loose, so I frogged back and switched to fives. I think 6s were the correct choice after all. Oh, well. It shouldn't be too noticeable once I even out the tension on the transitional rows (particularly the grafted row) and then block it. (The rest of the sweater was blocked in September, so it has had a chance to relax, while the inserted section hasn't.)
My next step is to make the sleeves longer. I'm not sure if I'll take them to 3/4 or full-length. It may depend on how much yarn I can get my hands on. Knitpicks is discontinuing this yarn and they're out of grey. I contacted a user on Ravelry who has two balls in her stash, but I haven't heard back yet. I'll be crossing dye lots, but I think it won't be obvious if I use the same dye lot for the entirety of both sleeves, rather than switching part-way through the body, for example. We'll see!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
I have started crocheting small 4 row grannys for fun as part of a stash busting move as well as breaking up the monotony in my larger projects, I'm not going to kill myself but it might be a afghan for my sister for Christmas.
1 afghan down 7 to go
Friday, January 4, 2008