A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

August 29, 2014

Thursday Friday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Whoops. I missed it. Sorry about that.

So this one feels eerily familiar. I don't *think* I've posted it before. But, really, even if I had I think it's worth a second look. And a third. And a fourth. Because, oh my word. What is this?

I'm feeling pretty confident that PiƱata Chic is not the next big thing in fashion. 

August 26, 2014

Whoops. Started a cowl too #rosekimknits

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August 25, 2014

Malabrigo Worsted leftovers hat. #rosekimknits

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August 24, 2014

Off the Loom

I finished weaving my camp project a while ago. I got it off the loom and went to soak it and--blech!--the stench that came off of that thing. A mix between gasoline and mothballs. Horrid. I washed it over and over and over again. It still stinks when wet. It's fine when it's dry. I'm planning on overdyeing it because it currently looks like this.

It's 20" wide and about 4.5 yards long! I have no idea what I'll do with it once it's dyed.

August 23, 2014

How can one tiny sweater have so many ends?? #rosekimknits

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Latest scrap hat is done. #rosekimknits

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Remember the Pink Yarn?

The stuff in the this picture? I threw it in the dyepot along with the lavender and mauve skeins in the lower left of the photo. I'm so much happier now.

The lighting was a bit funky. I can't seem to correct this photo to really show the true color. It's a lot less vivid in real life. I promise. But now they all go together.

August 22, 2014

CustomFit #2

Pattern: CustomFit
Yarn: Woobu in Corbie
Needles: US6
Notes: I didn't have a lot of yarn so I monkeyed with the CustomFit program for a while making the sleeves longer and shorter, making the body longer and shorter and playing with how open the fronts should be. The resulting pattern had 16 stitches worth of space between the front edge and the front shaping. I used Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary to find a stitch pattern to plunk in there (Eyelet Crescents). I mirrored the pattern on the two fronts. I would have loved to have made the fronts wide enough to meet in the center but I didn't have enough yarn and wasn't interested in a sweater that was any shorter or had short sleeves.

I put the following choices into CustomFit. 
Fit: Average
Length: Medium-hip length
Sleeves: Three-quarter length sleeve
Neck style: Scoop neck
Neck depth: 5"/12.5 cm Below shoulders
Hem edging and height: Twisted 1x1 Ribbing, 11⁄2"/4 cm
Sleeve edging and height: Twisted 1x1 Ribbing, 11⁄2"/4 cm
Neck edging and height: Twisted 1x1 Ribbing, 1"/2.5 cm
Button band allowance: 5"/12.5 cm
Button band edging and height: Twisted 1x1 Ribbing, 11⁄2"/4 cm

August 21, 2014

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Was the world crying out for balloon art knits? Somehow I don't think so and yet...

Poor model.

Look at those eyes. "Help. Me."

"How soon is this over?"

"Because it definitely isn't soon enough."