First let me make the question: Is participating in the Daily Prompt cheating? Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful for them. The words come easier when there is a stated goal… But. Is just answering the question being too lazy to come up with something on my own? So today, I’m going to forgo the Daily Prompt because I really can’t bring myself to write my own eulogy as it would soon turn into a shameless love fest and I’m not up to it right now…… So what to write.
I’ve not written about my knitting for a while, so maybe that would be good to do today. As posted previously, I am aching to start the Shipwreck, in Knitty’s Spring 09 issue. It’s a circular shawl with seaweed, shells and ocean spray all in one pattern. I love how this flows and I have the perfect yarn, Knit Pick’s Palette Yarn in Marine Heather colorway.
See the beautiful beads? Love the effect they make of reflective droplets of ocean water. Definitely want to do beads. Probably would need hundreds of them, if not thousands… well, maybe not THAT. Yeah, check the pattern, doof. Oops, I need to cough up 5000 beads. I’m not kidding. See the beautiful beads? Love the effect they make of reflective droplets of ocean water. Definitely want to do beads. Probably would need hundreds of them, if not thousands… well, maybe not THAT. Yeah, check the pattern, doof. Oops, I need to cough up 5000 Czech glass seed beads size 8/0; beads. I’m not kidding.
Oh well, getting on to my last FO. I’ve been working on this, off and on, since Oct. 30, 2011. I can’t believe I let almost a whole year go by after putting it down for the summer. Never put stuff down, except maybe a blanket…. grrr… not even an afghan, which I have one that is still floundering since it was started, OMG, January 2008~!
This is the Tappan Zee Cardigan. I just threw it on, unblocked, to take this pic. While I am really happy to finish it and happy with how it came out, looking at this pic, I’m definitely not happy with the yoke. I’m not happy that I only have these bulky crew neck tops to wear it with. I’m considering doing something… it’s the “S” word that nobody really wants to talk about. I’m wondering about steeking the tops of the shoulders and short sleeves to somewhat shorten the yoke, then allow me to attach long sleeves, then either wear this with a camisole type top or closing the front to make a pullover. I’m sure I can do either thing and I do have two more skeins of Valley Yarn’s Prescott which I would LOVE to feel on the bare skin of my arms and shoulders… This stuff is SO soft, but unfortunately is discontinued yarn. Oh geez. Just realized that before I can close up the front of this, I’ll have to take out and reknit the five stitch garter bands on both sides of the front…. eeeeek~! Oh well… I’d do it for that fine 100% alpaca softness.
Another quickie project (and last-minute or no reason) is what I call “Neck of Zebra,” a long black and white striped cowl which can be worn long or short. 100% Cotton gives this a feeling-really-good soft feel. Dotted throughout are gigantic puffs of cotton. I used US sized 11 needles just because of these puffs and I probably should’ve used larger, except the skinny parts of this yarn are really skinning. All in all a really nice effect.
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- Good Wednesday Morning To All My Dearly Loved Family & Friends! (witchesofthecraft.com)
- WIP – Entrelac Scarf (sageyarn.wordpress.com)
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- Get your WIP, Get your WIP Wednesday here! – 1/23/13 (iknead2knit.wordpress.com)
- Great Tips for Bead Crochet (crochetme.com)
- Completed Project: The Clapotis Wrap (thestitcherati.com)