Sunday, November 11, 2007

Don't be fooled.

I know what this looks like. This looks like I am updating my blog. But don't be fooled- this is actually just me avoiding another paper for school. But while I'm procrastinating I have some photos to share.

This is most of the "minimalist cardigan" from interweave knits, fall 2007...
I have the back done as well as the two front panels and most of one sleeve. It should be done soon. Especially since this is the one I knit mostly during my looooong classes.

This is a much more accurate depiction of the color...
plus you can see how beautiful the moss stitch is coming out. It's such a simple stitch pattern, but gives such gratifying results. I'm making this out of 100% wool Chaco brand yarn that I bought at Rhinebeck. I was pretty ambivalent about the yarn when I bought it & will still admit that it was my least exciting purchase. Really I just bought it because I liked the color and it was hella cheap. But it's knitting out a lot nicer than I expected it to.

I also completed a Koolhaas hat (Interweave Knits, holiday 2007).
I made it with this cascade yarn that I've had around FOREVER. I'm pretty happy with the color. However, I did make it too short. I did one less chart repeat than the pattern called for. Right now, I want to say that I'm going to redo it. But let's be honest here- there are so many things I want to knit plus the holidays are coming up. It's low priority.
Also, while I love the results of cabling work (and this hat is no exception!), the actual process of cabling is kind of annoying to me.

Other notable things happening in the knittydigital studio:
  • I casted on for the tangled yoke cardigan!
  • I met with two new knitting friends from ravelry, which was awesome.
  • One of said friends showed me how to knit socks on two circulars. A process that I was first hesitant about until I considered it's application in knitting two socks simultaneously.
  • Milez has convinced me to submit work for an art show at the end of this month. I'm super intimidated by this idea, but I'm doing it anyway.
  • Milez and I are also currently negotiating doing a joint art show at CDFI in march. Also intimidating and exciting.
  • I am collecting lots of potential baby knit patterns to do because I'm going to be an aunt(again).
  • Two more of my amazing friends from new paltz moved in downstairs. Between us we have about 5 sewing machines, 1 serger (!!) and a WHOLE lotta yarn. This winter is going to rock my socks.