Chronicles of Knitterly Misadventures


If you don’t like the weather . . .
May 27, 2008, 6:08 pm
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The infamous combination of summer-worthy heat and humidity these past two days have made me uncharacteristically reluctant to pick up my needles. I walked into Angelfire Studio today to check out their newest shipment of Smooshy and walked right back out; humidity =/ the weather to finger sock yarns.

I will continue periodically working on Juliet, but until I move to Seattle (and therefore cooler, less humid weather), I don’t know how often I will be moved to knit.



In the works
May 22, 2008, 7:40 pm
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This is what I do while I knit:

In the background, Bones. I have this morbid love of crime dramas. I got sucked into Law and Order last year, but I vastly prefer Bones; far less angsty. Seriously, sometimes the brooding intensity of the characters in SVU is just annoying (props to those who get the reference).

I’m knitting Tangled Yoke in the colorway Cocoa, which seemed like a cozy, rustic color at first, but the more I knit, the less certain I am. It’s looking more and more like a dusty, dry dirt sort of brown, not exactly the best shade to ease into the color with. I think it might look nice over a white shirt and jeans, though.

I also finished Forecast. Sort of.

I mis-spaced the buttons and convinced myself that my sleeve measurement was what it wasn’t. I swear it’s some kind of curse, that I can’t knit even sleeves. *facepalm*

The cardigan looks cropped on me, although the shape is very flattering. I don’t know how often it’ll get worn because the buttons make it flashier than something I would normally wear and the weight and length of the cardigan don’t seem to go together. I’ll be figuring something out with this next week.



Ugh
May 14, 2008, 5:25 pm
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Knitting non-stop on Forecast for the last three and a half weeks has done its damage. Whatever problems I had in my left wrist are quietly begging me to take a respite from the constant knitting and have spread to my right palm. I must declare defeat and surrender my needles until my hands recover a little bit. Damn



After a second blocking,
May 9, 2008, 6:34 pm
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This is what Zetor looks like:

The hole in the middle of the shawl is the result of my being a little too aggressive with a T-pin. I’m not incredibly worried about it; I think that I can probably correct it the next time I wash and block the shawl. I’m very pleased with the result, ultimately.



Finished
May 1, 2008, 2:32 pm
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Zetor, finished.

Lacey Lamb is, as it happens, cobweb weight, which makes for a very fine, delicate shawl. It’d be nice to wear over a tank top and jeans or a thin summer dress. I was thinking about knitting a Butterfly from my leftovers, but on second thought it seems really too lightweight for a garment. I’m seriously considering displaying this on my wall. Seriously.