Wednesday, March 29, 2006
i know when i finally finish it i will really feel like i've accomplished something.
happy birthday chopin
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
here is stripey alone. for the same size (preemie/newborn) the different versions came out very different...of course it could be my tension wasn't exactly to the pattern specs, but i prefer to think that it's just the difference between knit and crochet. a staple for every well-dressed newborn's spring wardrobe for sure.
Friday, March 17, 2006
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Thursday, March 09, 2006
in real life, the afghan is a dark blue/navy, in the pictures it looks pretty black. overall i think it turned out well. cee was quite taken with it. it may be a gift for someone, i haven't decided yet.
a little closer view. in this case the snowflakes really are different, cause i made each one with my own two little hands.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
what an adventure it was. i rather enjoyed the whole process, except i think i have an allergy to 100% wool, and doubt i'd do a whole lot of it because i hate allergic reactions. the only thing that bummed me out about it was the wool i used was a light/dark blue stripey denim sensation, as noted in the pics, but the finished product came out basically just a mottled blue colour. i think if i did it again i would make it a bit bigger and give it longer handles.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
yes it goes on and on my friends, some say she started knitting it not knowing what it was, and she'll continue knitting it forever just because this is the scarf that never....so ever since i went over to the dark side--that being when i learned to knit a couple of months ago--i've kind of been ignoring my cherished crochet hookies. cee picked out this manly-type yarn--which is black & gold striped--from our local fiber clearance place so that i could make him a manly-type scarf or whatever took my fancy. i decided to try a knit one, since the crocheted one i made him a few years back has been mysteriously absent from his winter gear. i started and frogged it (frogged in this case meaning ripped it out) about 3 times before coming up with a pattern of delicious ribby goodness, suitable for a masculine neck warmer, and proceeded to knit and knit...and after i knit like all day--or at least an hour or so--i realized that it flippin well takes forever to knit a scarf...i'm used to crochet, which goes like the wind, or some such similar simile....maybe i will have it done in time for him to not wear next winter.