Knit it, Violet!
Finished objects, works in progress, and lots of rambling about two sticks and some string...
Just a Sneak Peek
I finished my Wicked awhile back. Full FO post coming soon, but for now, here's a picture of me wearing it on my date with Kellen this weekend:
It's funny, I wore the first sweater I knit myself on the date where I had Creme Brulee for the first time. And I totally love both. More details soon!
Knock it off!
I had seen the Banana Republic Knockoff Hat
pattern floating around the internet, and while I thought it was cute, I had no burning desire to cast on. Then Karla
came over to knit one day, and what do you know, she had one on the needles. And naturally, I had
to cast one on. I am so weak. I can not resist chunky hat patterns. Or seed stitch. Or cute buttons. Or Karla's enabling. Pattern:Banana Republic Knockoff Hat
Knitpicks Decadence in Tide. Needles:
US 10.5, Brittanys.
I have a confession to make though. I knit this back in January, but I'm only blogging it now. I got so caught up in Kellen's sweater (blog post coming soon!) that everything else went blurry. It was a fun knit though. It's a little on the drapey side because of the Alpaca, but it's nice and warm! I definitely want to make more in the future. Mmmm...seed stitch and cute buttons! You can't go wrong.
Oh, yeah, and Happy St. Patrick's day. As a not-very-Irish American, the holiday isn't big in my house. But I am wearing a green sweater. And I am going to cook cabbage and potatoes for dinner. Celebrations are worth celebrating regardless, in my book. :)
It's Tuesday, again?
I have a (big!) FO to post soon, but since I don't have any decent shots of it yet, here's what I'm working on right now:
It's the Wicked Sweater from Zephyr Style, in Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, Claret Heather. Isn't that color gorgeous? My SP sent me two skeins and I loved it so much I bought more for this sweater. It was a gamble, and they're different dye lots but they match perfectly
. Completely seamless transition. Karla
and I are having a long distance knit along on this one.
And, because it's Tuesday:
Here's my self portrait for the week. I just bought this shirt yesterday. The bottom part says, "Eat Tofu." I think having been a vegetarian for over half my life means I deserve a tshirt, right?
Labels: self portrait, WIP
As part of my 101 goals
I decided I wanted to participate in Self Portrait Tuesday
for a year (but on my own terms, not paying attention to their themes or guidelines unless I wanted to). And then there were the camera issues. Well, I finally got a new camera, so here's what I looked like today:
Actually, I kind of cheated. Kellen took this picture. But I wanted to get my whole dorky outfit in. Why yes, Pippi Longstocking just happens to be my hero. How'd you know? And yes, I do own and wear Crocs. I don't believe in shame, so there.
But you're here for the knitting, right? See what's on my head? Pattern: Le Slouch by Wendy Bernard
TLC Heathers. Needles:
US 7, Susan Bates. Mods:
Cast on about 10 extra stitches to account for big noggin' and smaller needles, only worked St st for about 4.75 inches before decreasing. I had this yarn in the stash from when I made Knitty's
Wine Cozy for my aunt in 2005, and although it's a very squeaky acrylic, I love the pretty heathered color, and it was just sitting on the shelf...now I have a pretty cute hat, and it only took a few days to knit. I think I'll be making more of these in different colors. Very handy for my awkward, growing-it-out hair.
Labels: FO, self portrait