Two FOs and a WIP!

May 22, 2009

For the last two days, I’ve been out in the sunshine, knitting up a storm…and very nearly forgetting to go  to work. Two days in a row, I realized ten minutes before I had to leave that I needed to get dressed, pack food, etc… and for each of those two days I forgot something ridiculously important. The first day, I hopped on my bike to discover that I didn’t have shoes or socks on. This  made me giggle a bit and was hardly a big deal/uncommon thing. Yesterday, however, I left  the house fully prepared – in my helmet and everything, to realize when I got to the street that I had -ahem- forgotten my bike.  I think it’s time for a good long break, no?

Anyway, the fruits of my labor are as follows!

Two (2) Sleeves for a Mermaid!

That is my garden behind me! It’s beautiful, even if it is filled with old yellow-book pages (mulch + stamping down of unwanted twixt-rows-grass).

I love these sleeves, and I LOVE the colourways…but…I don’t have anything with which to wear  them. They look ridiculous with all of my outfits.  So they’ll just be set aside until I can rock ’em right.

Next up: One (1) River Tam

Okay, so it’s not a good picture of the hat. But I like it nonetheless, so deal.

I just adore this yarn! The wrinkles that you see are really just because of my hair being funky, and not a thing with the hat, because the hat is just lovely. I have to stress this since I usually badly screw up at least some part of the pattern.

What’s that I’m knitting? Yes! It’s my final WIP of spring term, and it’s Rose Red…or rather, Rose Orange.

I was a little worried about casting on in a yarn that I no one else used in the 500 or so projects on Ravelry. Also, Kidsilk Haze is TINY. It looks like you’re knitting with dental floss that’s been pulled apart. How is it that it still fit the gauge almost as perfectly as something like Cascade 220? I don’t know, but it does, and I will agree with so many other makers of this project: It’s unbelievably addicting.  I also love Ysolda’s pattern – I’ve never paid for a Rav pattern before, but I am glad that I did. It makes sense! I love knitting it top down, so that I can see the pattern unfolding, too. Up until round 26, I didn’t even make a single mistake or have to tink back even a stitch. However, I got too overzealous and picked it up late last night after work. Bad Ani, BAD! I just have to work my way back through one row, though, I think and it should be an issue. I was at least smart enough to not try to fix it last night too. As  soon as I’m done with this post, I’m going back to the exact same spot in which you see me in the above photo and I will rock my way through another 26 rounds.  Mmm.

It’s hard to get a decent picture  of the pattern at this stage, but isn’t she lovely?


One Response to “Two FOs and a WIP!”

  1. Very cool arm warmers. I wish I could knit like that!

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