I'm only asking because I've ripped this thing out a couple of times already.
I'm making a hat for a friend's Christmas present. Oh, hush. I won't even see him until tomorrow, anyway. So, I didn't finish it in time. So what?
He won't care, anyway. He will just be happy to join the Knitted Friends Club
I'm kind of making this up as I go. It's going to be a 2 X 2 rib hat, in LB Wool-Ease Chunky
(Charcoal), with a thin border of some random burgundy yarn I have lost the label from. I might put a burgundy stripe in there somewhere, too. Who knows?
I'm crazy like that.
But I keep ripping it out because it's just not looking right. I tried a straight up cast on, but then the rib made it look funny. And then I tried a ribbed cast on, but that looked funny, too. I tried a knitted-on cast on, but didn't like it. I think I will try a cabled cast on. Will that make it too tight? We'll see.
My other problem is
Yes. It's Zeus
. He doesn't like that I am not paying attention to him--knitting and blogging. Now, you see? He is ignoring me. To punish me for knitting and blogging.
But, back to Christmas knitting.
I did a qaujillion scarves this year and gave them to pretty much everyone. I think everyone liked them, too. Of course, I didn't take pix of all of them. That would've been nice. Some of them turned out especially nice--like the beaded lace scarf for Jill.
Made R a nice hat in a navy blue wool. Made a matching scarf, with an embossed diamond pattern on it. Needs to be blocked, though. Damn wool.
Always needs to be blocked, doesn't it?
Made M a pretty Noro
scarf. Straight Stockingette Stitch, with some Garter Stitch borders that I thought would keep it from rolling. But they don't. Rolls like a mofo
. Even after blocking.
Maybe I just suck at blocking?
Christmas was good for me this year. R got a really nice camera for T & I. M made some awesome ceramic cups and a vase. And she got me a purse with a light that comes on inside when you open it. (How awesome is that?)
T did not repeat last year's Box O' Yarn (probably because I still have a lot of it left and he doesn't want to have to buy YET ANOTHER
storage chest for yarn). Instead, he gave me some yarns that I have been wanting to try, but haven't yet. Like bamboo, soy, organic cotton.
Here's the bamboo. Bernat Bamboo
, one of their "natural blends." The color is awesome. It's called Dill
, and it looks sort of grey, sort of green. It's super soft. I started the scarf from the label the other night and I've just been working on it while I watch Sasuke/Ninja Warrior. This one will be for me
I also got Son Of Stitch n Bitch
, One Skein
, and the Pattern A Day Calendar
. So, I've got plenty to do this year, as long as I find the time.
Oh, and before you ask... No, I did not finish Chaos