Friday, February 27, 2009

I'm on a roll!

I finished another scarf from the handspun I bought in December.
My mother picked it out for me and I love it.
I cast on 20 stitches.

Row 1: Slip 1, increase by knitting through the back loop
Row 2. Slip 1, ssk

And today:
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Black leggings, a purple dress from Gabes and a black waist belt from Goodwill. Dumb old sneakers.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Handspun Tam (with pattern)

Because I have really thick, curly hair, I often have trouble finding hats that look good on me. As a knitter, this is especially troublesome because I end up having to give a lot of hats away.


I bought this handspun at Cleveland's Bazaar Bizarre a few months back. I wound it up, And for a while I just sat and looked at it because it was so beautiful. I felt like nothing I could do as a knitter would serve it justice.

I finally decided to start a hat with it. I finished the hat with little to spare, and noticed it was far too big. I ripped it out and started again and found success.

Gauge= 3 stitches per inch
With US# 11s, I casted on 54 stitches and worked in 1x1 ribbing for about an inch.
To increase to the tam size, I knit 2, m1 all around. I knit in stockinette for about 3.5 inches.
After that, I decreased 1 stitch so I had an even 80 stitches. I knit 14, k2tog around.
Then, I knit 13, k2tog all around. Then 12, 11 and so on. When 5 stitches remained, I drew the yarn through them and fastened off.


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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

We are ridiculous.

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Red AmAp shirt from Gabes, neon yellow pencil skirt, eggplant tights and red pumps.

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Off to save the world, apparently.

...I've started the heel flap on sock #2. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Really red socks

It seems like I have been working on these socks forever. That is fine because I love them so so much. The pattern is pretty intuitive and once you go through one pattern repeat you can pretty much guess what will happen next. The twisted stitches are a nice touch. I really like Cookie A's patterns, they are never boring. I highly recommend this pattern.

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I am using "Pagewood Farm Glacier Bay Hand Dyed Sock Yarn" that I bought at work. The colorway is called "Really Red" and it is ever-so-slightly variegated.

I am almost done with the cuff of the second sock. Finished pictures soon!

Friday, February 20, 2009

My attempt to return to the blogsphere

I have been absent for a long while, and a lot has changes since August. I started a blog for my friends and I about our new house and started thinking about how I sort of miss blogging. I'm going to try to update this more often, but I won't make any promises. I have a lot of work this semester, on top of a weekly column in my college newspaper. I want to post outfits I am proud of and also talk about knitting and stuff.
That being said:

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Some black dress Annie gave me, fishnets and old sneakers with holes in the soles.

I made this a long time ago for Annie, using Knitty's 3 Tams pattern. I used Lambs pride and Noro Silk Garden. Both she and I are very pleased with it.