June 16, 2005

Housekeeping

First, I should mention that W was my June Stashbusters project. I haven’t technically finished my May project (the vest), although the knitting’s all done, so I feel justified in moving on. (Don’t worry, dear, I will finish it — I just need to get the buttons and the pocket material). I’m not sure what my next big stashbusting project will be, since I actually don’t have any more large amounts of yarn left — it’s all oddballs or small project amounts. I’ll be working on socks for Mark this summer (it’s the only wool knitting I can stand in the summer — and we have lots of yarn for socks to match his various sweaters). But I don’t know what I’ll do for myself… I may have to design some multi-coloured things, or maybe break down and get some more yarn. We’ll see!

I have also cleaned up and updated my sidebar, so it’s almost caught up. No major WIP’s, though.

And finally, pictures:

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And a closer picture of just the top:

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You’d think I could manage to get my necklace sitting right for a posed picture… or that my photographer would notice and tell me to correct it. Sigh. Clearly, I’m not knitting magazine model material…

And, because I love you all, I will share with you this ridiculous picture of me from the SnB last night, courtesy of Dani — I was being told to strike a “Sears Catalogue pose”. Note that my necklace, at least, is right in this one… Here you go.

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June 14, 2005

W Done

I told you I’d have a picture:

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I don’t have a modelled shot because I just finished the top and there’s no one home to take a picture of me. I can’t be bothered to figure out how to take a picture of myself that’s worth posting. But I intend to wear the top tomorrow (unless the cool weather they’re promising arrives) so I’ll get a photo then.

This was a quick, fun knit — the shortrows kept it interesting, and the aran-weight yarn made it fast. The only issue is that it requires frequent counting — but I didn’t mind that.

In fact, it was so quick that I never managed to post the details about the top on my sidebar! Oops! I should update that project listing, actually — but not right now. I’ve got a thesis to write, for goodness sake!

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June 13, 2005

Pictures later

I’ve finished the front, and am more than half done the back. But it’s grey and dark here (finally, the promised thunderstorms! After more than a week of oppressive heat and humidity, a bit of a break!) so I’ll try to get a picture tomorrow.

For the record, I don’t know on whose authority Saturday was “International Knit in Public Day”, (seen on a couple of blogs, but I don’t remember where) but I did indeed KIP. I sat with Mark and my dad and watched/listened to some wonderful blues bands (notably Georgette Fry) down in the Distillery District, and knit away on my languishing green sock. So I did my bit!

My parents were visiting this weekend — at least, my mother was down for the League of Canadian Poets Annual General Meeting, and my dad came down to hang out. We all went out to dinner on Friday with my supervisor — it was great to have them all finally meet. All in all, it was a lovely weekend, and very nice to see my parents, as always.

But now I’ve got to get back into the knitting! We’ve been eating outside now that it’s so hot, and I don’t really get much knitting done when we aren’t sitting around watching tv. I must find a way to work the knitting into an outdoor lifestyle…

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June 08, 2005

Silky!

I’m still not quite done the vest (it needs buttons and pockets), but I’ve started something new: W from Knitty. I’m using, surprise surprise, some more of the Elann silk. I think after this project I’ll only have enough for one more, probably striped. And then I’ll be done with it!

Anyway, here’s my progress:

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It’s a tank top, knit in two pieces side-to-side. It uses shortrows to form the wedges — it’s very clever, and fun to do. Here’s a close-up of the top of the middle wedge:

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The silk is a little inelastic, so there are some slight holes at the ends of the shortrows in garter stitch, but not enough to bother me. I’m more concerned that the entire idea of doing a close-fitting tank in a non-elastic type yarn like this is entirely a mistake — but ho hum, I’ll worry about that at the end. I’m liking how it’s looking for now, anyway.

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