Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Over Due: Knitting in Nightclubs

This entry is a bit over due, but a I was waiting to have the pictures on the computer. A couple weeks ago I worked a couple club gigs as the merch girl for some old friends. I was actually hoping toget to go out on the road with them, but it didn't pan out. But while I was sitting in those dark night clubs waiting to sell people t-shirts and CDs, I got to finish a lovely cloth in the new Bernat Organic cotton, pictures below. And then I finally got to try the new self-striping sugar and cream yarns!!!!!!
This one is obviously just a Grandmother's Favorite in the Sugar and Cream natural stripes. I think its really pretty, but when I finished that one I wanted to do something a little different with the other half of the ball, so.....

I jotted down a quick eyelet pattern, just before they opened doors at the Viper Room. Just a k2, k2tog, YO kind of thing with some knit rowns and some purl rows. And a seed stitch border. But then while my mom was in town this last week she really loved it and I had to try and write the pattern down again, cause I have no idea where that slip of paper I jotted it on originally it. I think I got it pretty close, I'll have to call and see how hers came out.

And after the beautiful eyelet cloth I decided to move on to the green stripes! But I decided to do a stockinette stitch grandmother's favorite and just leave the first and last 4 stitches of each row in garter to make the increasing and decreasing easier. It came out alright, I made it a little too big, I think, and it doesn't really want to be square, but its a dishcloth.

With the rest of the green stripes I wanted to do something in a rib and I didn't have any patterns with me, so I just messed around with a stockinette/garter rib. I should have cast on 3 less stitches or 3 more sitches to put a stockinette column against both sides of the border stitches.

The bouncers and the bartenders at both Spaceland and the Viper Room thought I was weird, but I enjoyed my nightclub knitting!


Just Me said...

BEAUTIFUL patterns! Where can I get copies of them all? LOL

Knit-O-Matic said...

htpiWhen I am just sitting around knitting in the dark or someplace I may have to drop what I am doing quickly or keep an eye on other things, I tend to make up what I knit. So, the little squares one is just knit 4, purl 4 across keeping the outside 4 stitches in garter stitch and switching the stockinette and reverse stockinette squares every 4 rows. Does that make sense? So you need to cast on a multiple of 4.

I can post the eyelet one once I either get the pattern I wrote out for my mom back or sit down and figure it out again.