Wednesday, September 20, 2006

sweater, horray!... scarf, grrrrrrrrrr!

soooooooooo... i have officially begun my first sweater! well, i started one last year but it was poo... so, i have officially started my first sweater i'm going to finish! it is the central park hoodie from knitscene magazine modified to be a smidge more boyish. i'm using paton's classic wool (cause it's all a boy can aford right now, riiiiiiiiight) in a deep olive color.

i cast on last night and have been a knitting fool since. i've finished the ribbing and four cable repeates! here is the progress two cables back.... being attacked by the cat that ate chattanooga!!!

now, i have finished knitting the two halves of the certain something for the certain someone. enter the problem. since the something was knit in a chevron pattern and has a scalloped end... well, three points on the end form the zig zagging... the other end does too once you bind off. i didn't realize this... i assumed it would be straight like it looks when is on the needle and that i would need to knit two parts and then graft it together. which i did. but i messed up. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. so i ungrafted it and haven't had the heart to go back to it yet. tomorrow. pictures to follow once i have it sent off to mr. certain someone :)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

kool aid rocks!

the first attempt...

me soaking my thumb after burning the shit out of it when i lifted the plastic wrap after microwaving.

so, i got totally inspired after the first attempt and decided to dye four different 110 yrd hanks of fishermen's wool four different shades of red. now... i shouldn't show this here yet becuause this yarn is for a certain project for a certain someone who will probably see it here first...

one is strawberry, one is black cherry, one is tropical punch, and one is cherry with stripes of the other three.

i also need to show off the amazing yard counter hank maker thingy my brother made me. it is made from an old piece of our house and parts of broomstick handles that my father never got rid of. it is wonderful for measuring out yarn for dying or after unraveling a sweater!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

florida and baby