Thursday, July 31, 2008

It's wonky because of the shift in time and space

I finished this last night, and ya. 1. It needs to be at a tighter gauge, or felted. 2. I needs structure on the inside, I suggest a foam form.

So ya, I'm done. Next?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Getting there.

So I cast on for the last panel of my Tardis. I'm still not sure if I should line it or not. Okay, I'm pretty sure I should, but if I will...that is another question. 4 panels of 96 row color work that is the same is a bit...dull. I will have a nice pillow though.

Next up before the Olympics I was going to make Baby's First Tattoo from SnB Nation. In pink and black for my old coworker. I'll probably do booties and a hat too, if I get to it. I'm still not sure if I will use that pattern as I really love seamless garments...and I'm using Microspun which is a bitch to seam. Why am I doubting this? Because the photo of the original project looks a bit "home made". I'm not trying to dig, but if I get half of what the photos show, it will be not too good to give as a gift. And I'm already confident my seaming abilities are lacking. I'm pretty sure this is a sweater that would be best in wool.

So then my thought train goes to a striped kimono type sweater. Maybe with a skull on that. I don't know. I do have to finish the Tardis panel anyway. Why am I worrying? Hehe!

I think what I will get out of the Olympic knitting is that I should knit every day. That doesn't happen, at all. If I do knit a little bit each day for 17 days, I will consider it an accomplishment!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Travelling through time might be quicker

So this is how much I have done on the Tardis. I was thinking it was going to be cute and quick. Its not quick, and its not small and cute. It is going to be huge, and I'm using sport weight yarn. Hrm. Not what I thought.

I'm already spent on knitting the panels, and I have 2 more to do. I don't really want to start anything before the Olympics though. I'm just not happy with it overall but I don't know if I should ditch it or not. I wish I had done it in Alpaca so I could felt and shrink it. Oh well.

Sunday, July 06, 2008


Okay, the photos do not do this justice. Stupid black on black, what was I thinking? Anyway, this was a really fun knit. I was worried when I was binding off for the armholes that they were too long but I did make the right choice. The Knitpicks Shine Worsted looks good even before blocking. It is so soft and nice. I can see myself even wearing it without a closure. I haven't fully decided on one yet anyway, the brooch that is holding it in the photo is a bit too heavy and is dragging down the cotton. I have a 36" chest, so I went down a needle size and made the 38, and with the stretch of this cotton, it was a good idea. Or so it seems for the 5 minutes I've had it on ;)

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Knit Olympics

Yep, I'm joining again. I think I'll make Juno Regina or at least as much of it as I can in 17 days. Yes, this one WILL be a challenge, even for me!

I'm also almost done Liesl. What a great little knit! I'm not sure about the fit because I'm way too lazy to try it on. Hrm, but now I have to figure out something to knit between finishing and the Olympics!

Friday, July 04, 2008

Well, that was short lived

Ben washed and dried my Orangina. It shrunk. A lot.