Thursday, June 26, 2008

Kelly's Wedding Afghan

Ok, so I know I've been busy. I meant to post these the other day but then I ran out of time and had to dash out the door. So here are the pictures of the Comedy / Tragedy Mask Afghan. The center design is based on a washcloth pattern and the outside borders are just seed stitch and garter stitch. Chillin on the rocking chair at home.
Almost done and hanging on the couch at Loops.
All finished, laying over the couch at home. The faces don't show up very well in this picture, but the color is pretty true. As you can see in the last picture, I repeated the theatre mask design twice. If I had wanted to, I could have done a little less stockinette stitch on each end and repeated the design three times. I think it turned out really well and Kelly really seemed to love it. :-) I ended up giving it to her and Jason at the rehearsal dinner because I wanted to see them open it. Selfish of me, but whatever.

There is so much I am working on right now. Wedding presents for at least two other couples. three if I start the other thing I have in mind soon and some miscellaneous presents. I need to start my knit headband for the exchange I'm doing this month, sorry Stacy, I know you are much more on top of it than I am.

Well, I should go to work. Even though I don't want to. Humbug. But I guess I have to pay for the yarn somehow.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Finally, pictures of Taylor's Gradutation Presents

Its taken me forever to get around to it, but here are the things I made my sister for graduation. Odd presents to give someone in April, but the theme was looking at how cold she's going to be next year in South Bend. The fingerless glove pattern is out of Designer One Skein Wonders. I think they turned out grea.t I love the fake fair isle yarn. :-) And its pretty soft. If I had it to do again though I would make both the hand part and the wrist part a little longer.
There was no way I was going to try and make them both the same as far as where in the color pattern they fell!

Next is this cabled hat from Interweave Knits.
The varigated yarn makes it hard to see the cable detail in a picture, but in person it stands out, especially when its stretched on someone's head. The pattern was called snowball and it had a huge pompom. I'm pretty anti-pompom though, so I left it off.
Next I model the Calorimetry I made with the leftover malabrigo from the hat. The pattern is from Knitty and seems to be fairly popular. On my next one I will cast on fewer stitches though, following the advice of my new friend at Loops who made on for her son's girlfriend, who also happens to be a friend of mine. Very confusing. Anyway, the pattern as written turns out pretty big, which is great for my sister who has TONS of hair, but not so great for me.
The button has a heart stamped on it. I thought it was cute. I got it at the Village Knittery last time I was in TO.
This last picture is just to show what one skein of malabrigo worsted can do. I only had a few yards leftover when all was said and done, it was practically perfect. :-)
So there you have it, just over a month late. :-P Now on with my day!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Loops on a Sunday

Sometime mid-afternoon, hours after the insane storm with 70-80 mph winds whipped through Tulsa, I decided I needed a break from working on the house and that I needed some good quality knitting time without my demanding little furball jumping all over me so I headed down to loops to sit four a couple hours. :-) I'm so close to being finished with my current project it hurts. Seriously. And there will be pictures here soon, I promise. If you're on Ravelry there are already plenty of pictures there, but I wouldn't want to spoil the suprise by posting them here for the whole world to see.

The Malabrigo warehouse fire was discussed at length and we are all super-sad. And because of this news, my new friend Knittedzebra decided she better get more of the yarn she needs to finish her current project. And, of course, the last skein of purple malabrigo turned out to have some serious issues. So the pictures below show everyone trying to sort out the skein's "issues." Not only was it poorly wound, but there were four ends in the mess. I think they spent a half an hour dealing with this mess. Isn't that always the way? When its the last skein, and you know there's no more coming in any time soon, thats when there are problems.

Its a good thing Malabrigo is so soft and pretty and knits up so well, otherwise this might have been a total turn off. I'm still glad I bought those 4 skeins a couple weeks ago, but I hope when I go to wind them that they don't bear any similarity to this mess.