Monday, January 21, 2008

progress on Hopeful

Cross-posted from my blog:

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

1 Down!

As of Wensday, Britts blanket is finished!WEE! I don't know how big it is, but that's my entire living room floor. I also just finished another washcloth, bringing my total up to 4 this month so far.
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

Working on Tomten

I started Tomten around august of last year, It has sat quite abandoned for a few months,fallen out of love if you will, but today I stayed home from work sick and simple garter stitch was just the ticket. I'm now more than 1/2 way down the first sleeve.I have no expectations as to when it will be finished,but today was good progress to an eventual FO.


some progress towards the improvisational cardi

I knit two or three feet of icord for my improvisational cardi last night. I'm still procrastinating on the frog vs. surgery vs. after-the-fact-redesign (i.e., learning to love it the way it is, not the way I envisioned it) decision, but I'll need the icord under any scenario, so that's progress, right? Right?