Monday, May 30, 2011

Mystery Shawlette KAL WIP

I'm done with the second chart! Yaaaaaay

I really like this pattern. Not too difficult, not too easy.
My daughter is going to really enjoy wearing this.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wonders of All Wonders

It's a miracle! I'm knitting AND posting!

I'm about to start chart two of the Mystery KAL Shawlette . I have had some little bits of difficulties when the YO are immediately following a stitch marker, and they scootch over enough to make it seem they belong on the other side. For the most part, though, I've been able to deal ok.

I should have probably mentioned it before, but I only knew about this because of AmyP, who is also doing the KAL.

Here's my pic of the first two parts, the setup and the first chart

Hopefully there will be more by tomorrow

Thursday, May 26, 2011

April May Post in June

Do you ever think, "I don't really like this yarn." Then try to knit with it? One would think that by now a person would know not to knit with yarn that repels them. Especially if said yarn has an annoying lack of slippiness (slippyness?) it doesn't slip past itself easily, it grabs it's neighbor fibers and tangles in an instant. Then, it has the nerve to refuse to untangle. Yet, with all these annoying qualities I still attempted to make something lacy - WHY GOD? WHY????

I think I'm going to go through my stash, gather all my ill conceived ideas of what makes good yarn, and send it as a "charitable donation" to the elementary school. It would make awesome scary clown hair or weird artsy grass or shrubberies.

Something else I've noticed (looks around to make sure no one is really reading this) people put repellant yarn in swaps! It looks pretty, it may even feel pretty, but put it on the needles and it unwinds itself, or does the tangling thing all by itself. Yarn really shouldn't self tangle, I've already established that I have the tangling disease, so I really don't need extra help.

In any case, I am going to make a deal with myself to refuse to knit with anything repellant from now on.

ANYway, I think I'm going to use some of my pretty lavender lace weight stuff. Also, I still have two skeins of lovely bison fiber from Buffalo Gold.

The good part of all this is, I actually DID knit some. I cast on what I thought was 241 stitches, and then knit 2 rows and the first line of the chart for a Summer Shawlette but I had some odd number of extra stitches and ripped it all out. Of course, since that was the disgusting yarn, I don't mind so much. PLUS it is sort of good, because I always make mistakes on my first go at anything lace. May as well use nasty yarn for that.

Hopefully I'll have something to photo and post within the next few days or so. We shall see, we shall see =)