Friday, March 19, 2010

String Blob

Sponge Bob, String Blob. Finished knitting the Flower Petal Shawl on Friday... and little had I realized until it came time, that every bottom triangle is it's own entity... with a beginning and end tail.

Ah well, I do want to practice weaving in ends so that they are not too detectable and so be faster and more clever doing so. Especially because the inside/wrong side does get some public visibility, this project makes for good practice.

The first weaving in of tail ends had to be unpicked and redone, it was too bulky and fairly obvious. Splitting each tail into 2 pieces makes a huge, huge difference, even when held up to the light. I'm not to the bottom triangles yet. Surprisingly, it takes a bit of time to weave in a set of ends, more so than I thought. Now I have extra respect for intarsia and color-work finishing.

After watching Sponge Bob with my nephew after having been calling the shawl String Blob, I totally have the tune stuck in my head! Who has lots of strings that need to be weaved...String Blob Shawl Pants!

My knits,finishing

Do you see the face there? Triangle eyes, and the mouth?

Saturday, August 12, 2006

What was your first time like?

Wow, was it as good for you as it was for me? Putting on your first completed garment that is! Of course I'm not counting the flirtation with my first knitted hat, nor the shrug I made. Were they exciting? Yes! But the feel of pulling this piece, with all the times and places and stories I had been knitted into it, over my head and having it fit like it was made for me, (what a coincidence, har har) is exhilerating.

I was jumping up and down, running from one mirror to the next to fancy my very first knitted top!

I love the shrug I made, using the one skein wonder pattern of Madam Glampyre, however because it is not a piece worn on it's own, like you don't just wear a hat out and nothing else, it isn't the same.

So this beautiful and brilliant pattern by Madam Grumperina from Magknits, is officially my first knitted garment and I'm so thrilled. I wore it all day yesterday and havn't blocked it yet. But I threw it on this AM; it's sunny and I had a camera operator besides myself.

With out further ado, here are some FO, off the needle pixs! Enjoy, I'm so proud of my little baby!

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And finally...(excuse the squinty face... and bed head)

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This piece came out so well, and I just learned to knit last fall! Whoo hoo! Yeeeeah! The only thing I would do differently next time, oh yes, there will be another Picovoli in my queue one day, is put a little more ease in the chest area and a little less at the hips. I also used 100% cotton, and it is a strange creature when one is used to wool. I like it though, and we got along great!

You know, I might add that the shaping in this top is so delicous to my eyes! Symetrical, flowing and flattering! Brilliant, I say!

Friday, August 11, 2006

You give me fever...

Finishing Fever! Whoo hoo! I stayed up to finish my Picovoli, (Tivoli), last night. Not to bad, you know, the classic 1 am-er. 2am the night before was pushing it. I *AM* a morning person, just not by nature but by habit. Heh heh, not so much anymore.

Anyway, here is a fuzzy progress picture because by roomate isn't awake yet to to take a decent off-the-needle picture.

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