Thursday, August 30, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
This may be the first time I've been tagged for anything, so I humbly accept! :) I found it difficult to pick just 5 girl bloggers I admire, but here they are:
1. knit lit - Kate is so creative and cool. I mean really. I want to enroll in Kate Lessons whenever the next semester begins.
2. a Friend to knit with - I think I might want to have her life...or at least her bike. :)
3. Fig & Plum - I've been reading Jess's blog since I started reading knitting blogs. I've always been inspired by her knitting and entertained by her writing.
4. let's go on a holiday - She has such fantastic taste in patterns and she finishes things. LOTS of beautiful things. And then she posts beautiful photos of them.
5. Anything Indie - As if I wasn't already completely addicted to Etsy, she regularly posts the most amazing finds from all over the Indie craft world.
Thanks for all the great blogging, girls!
Friday, August 17, 2007
moss stitch beret
I used one skein of Cascade 220 Wool, and I checked my gauge, but this thing must have mutated to gargantuan proportions after blocking. It. is. huge. It's bobby pinned into place in the picture, to show what it should look like. I really like the would-be result, so I think I'll rip it and try again with much fewer stitches. When I re-knit, I think I'll use ---hey!---American Moss Stitch! This will also give me a chance to do a fancy contrasting lining inside the brim like Kent's second beret. I don't think I'm much of a beret-type girl, so this will probably be a gift.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
flying by the seat of my pants
I first attempted the moss stitch beret, using Kent's pattern, which I came across on Ravelry. It looks like the pattern has been updated more than once since I first printed it out, so I won't bother saying anything about the issues I ran into. But it was nice of Kent to post the pattern and it was fun to knit. Here you can see the beret, before blocking, with the remainder of my skein of Cascade 220. (It was a close call.)
Then I began working on Ysolda's Gretel pattern. I got about 3" into it before coming to the conclusion that something was wrong and ripping most of it back out. Unless I did something very strange, it looks like the directions for T3F and/or T3B are incorrect. So I used the pattern to help me do the increases, and other than that, just followed the picture rather than the instructions to do the cables. I'm glad I ripped it back, though, because I think I might love this hat when it's done!
Oh, and where was I flying to? A variety of destinations Out West.
Top two photos courtesy of Kelly.