Monday, June 25
Just my basic set up. :) The yarn is Cascade 220 and fisherman's yarn. That yarn was donated to me and is the leftovers of the skein. The funny thing is that was my sister's yarn. She kool-aid dyed it one night (I was visiting and helped!) and then she ended up selling it. I have no idea how many people it went through but it ended up at my house. There is some blue streaks in there but they are pretty light. The yarn does dye your hands when you're knitting with it.
These are so soft and flexible! The yarn has more spring to it, for lack of a better term, than my other pairs. In comparison to these the others are stiff. There are soe wonky spots on the cuffs but more because I am a space cadet and don't know how to pay attention. :)
Tuesday, June 19
I do have a more frontal shot but the bottom started curling. Here you can see more of the details though they aren't as up close as the ones on my camera. Vista is no longer compatible with my camera and until I can retrieve the pictures on there this is what you get. :) Once I get them off though I will post since I did get one of the top portion. I am very much in love with this and very very proud of it. My sister has asked for one for her wee little gal. :)
Friday, June 15
It's funny how changing your stitch count and stitch pattern results in a different look for the yarn. This is not nearly as patriotic as the washrag which makes me happy. Not that it matters. :)
The second FO is my first every Curly Purly soaker. Not sure I like the pattern. It's written as if parts of a conversation are missing...you know how you feel lost coming into a conversation and while you can pick up whats going on all those details from the beginning would make it less vauge? That's what this was like for me. Add in that I have never done a soaker and I had a hard time. I frogged the back three times before getting it right and the front ended up being WAY too long despite following directions. Luckily between the brain power of a friend and myself we were able to figure it out and get things squared away. It still looks crazy insanely small to me but when i compared it to my Picky Pants that are newborn sized as well it all matches up. I asked a gal I know to bring hers to the next playgroup though so I can compare. The friend who helped me last night (I started this days ago but she was unable to come over and help me out until tonight so it sat until late yesterday evening) couldn't remember what hers looked like at various points during the knitting of one she did so it was a big guessing game. I think we got it though.
And because I needed to see how it fit here it is being modeled. :) The doll has a pull tail that activates a music unit in his gut. It has some junk in its trunk and it seems to fit fine which is a relief. But dolls are built different than humans so we shall see. :)
I do wish I had started the bodyyarn sooner though. I wasn't sure how much the pattern would use and since the yarn is thick but the ball is small I was unsure of how much I actually had. I like the solids of my wasitbands longer to begin with it but it's a slight dissapointment that I don't have more of the lovely body yarn to show off.
Sunday, June 10
* finish purple socks
* frog back and restart blue socks
* make 2 more longies/shorties and begin the 4 soakers/wraps
* begin kimono tops
* finish second ballband washrag
There are so many more things I want to work on right now and will likely start since I'm a bad knitter. However, this is my main list for now. I really need to get a move on. I've been feeling so motivated and actually felt like I was making progress. Yet when I do a quick inventory of it all I'm not that much further ahead. I am really wanting to get started on some things for the wee one, like the kaftan in my Debbie Bliss book. I have a hard time with knitting time management. :)
Friday, June 8
I have a tiny bit left over and despite what I said above the picture will use two colors. I split the remaining yarn into two smalls balls and will use them for the ends. I'll use a solid red in the center. In the skein the yarn looked less patriotic and more nautical. Once knit though that changed. She says she doesn't care since she is jsut a fan of knit washrags period. My grandma used to make her them all year round. Since getting older though she isn't able to and my sister is feeling a lack of washrag love. Hopefully these do it for her.
Sunday, June 3
Waist is 1x1 ribbing
Black yarn is Cascade 220
Backside increases only
Body yarn....ummmm...it's supposed to be Punk Rock Girl but it's very unlike the other versions of the colorway I've seen. It was donated and only a bit of it was used since the giftee needed something she could switch around with one girland two boys. Not sure what kind of yarn.
Cuffs are garter stitch with I-Cord bind off.
The stitch counts are newborn but the lengths of things are closer to smalls.