Chronicles of Knitterly Misadventures

168 hours in a week
October 28, 2008, 4:02 pm
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And I’ll be either working or in school for 55 of them, but I do have knitting to show you.

Yes, that is a Habitat. I am unashamed. It was a glorious knit, although I doubted it at first; it has been a long time since I knit cables on DPN’s and I had blocked out the two attempts I’d made at Hermione’s Cable & Bobble hat (that pattern still arouses feelings of animosity within me, sad to say).

At the beginning, I also exalted the Jo Sharp Aran Tweed I used, thinking that I had finally found my bread and butter yarn. (You know what I’m talking about. For some knitters it’s Rowan’s Calmer, for others it’s Koigu, Lorna’s Laces, or Malabrigo) After seeing the effects of wet blocking, however, I’m a little worried about how well it will hold up, as it is already quite fuzzy. It was wonderful to knit with, however; it boasts a texture similar to that of Beaverslide Dry Good’s Worsted Weight except superior in that it is much softer, the plies don’t split nearly as often, and you won’t stumble across knots in your skein as you knit.

The pattern itself, as I think I’ve mentioned earlier, is a good one; it’s intuitive, as far as cable (and lace) patterns go, and results in a landscape of texture which I suppose Jared became famous for. I think it’d be a great classic accessory during colder days. At this moment, though? I just can’t wait to try it on.


My Albatross
October 10, 2008, 6:19 pm
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This is what I’ve been plugging away at all these weeks:

This is quickly becoming my very own albatross. The first time I made it all the way to completing half a sleeve before burying it somewhere in my room to be excavated thousands of years later, and I haven’t knit a stitch on this updated version in the last 48 hours, which is very unusual for me. I’m hoping to find the self-discipline necessary to see this project through to the end, but it might just be time to put it to bed for a while.