Friday, June 23, 2006

Ms. R.

So, I have finished Ms. R.'s birthday gift. I think. Who knows, I may add something beforeI give it to the lass on Sunday, we shall see. It needs a name though...

Thursday, June 22, 2006


So, sock class. No troubles so far, got my first toe done, now I have until the next class to knit the foot, fine. I think it's too small. Not that I'm doubting the lady, but I have big feet, and I knit on the tight side (in fact, she chided me for it... and I was knitting super loose for me). I don't think the toe will fit me. She suggested I go up a size (thankfully I had a pair of 3.25 mm DPNs laying about from my Nauties). I'm still skeptical, but we'll sort it out on Tuesday, if it's a failure, I'll rip it and she can mathematize me some new numbers, because I at least have the technique and instructions down.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well Horatio...

Now, normally I wouldn't dream of posting pictures of gifts in progress, but there is no way in heck that Ms. R. will find this (does she even USE the great and mighty intarwubs anymore?). Anyway, here is [deep voice] Phase: One [/deep voice] of Ms. R.'s gift. I'm still not sure if it shall be a plain octopus or a monster, but I think I've settled on just doubling over a straight length of garter stitch for the arms, and then the tentacles will look proper... Well it makes sense in my head, it yet remains to be seen how it functions in "reality".

Monday, June 19, 2006

I'm cheap

I do love wool. But it is usually outside my price range. Acrylic isn't (quiet in the peanut gallery, please). I am not a yarn snob, I realise that certain yarns have certain purposes. Take this "heather tweedy" acrylic stuff, for example. It will make an excellent octopus-inspired monster. It's washable, durable and cheap. That white (acrylic) stuff will be for sewing on some details and features. The green stuff is 100% cotton and I think it shall be destined for this little project during study week. Don't hate the knitter, hate the cheap yarn!