Thursday, June 26, 2008
Btw, the yarn is the color Journal from Knitivity. It's super soft and there's 435 yards of it!
Also, you may notice it's not my usual colors. It's for a swap. I remain as personally obnoxious as ever.
I got the yarn nearly a year ago at Stitches. It was a Regia stretch sock yarn that came in small skeins (take two, they're small). I love these socks. In summer, I rarely wear socks at all, and I have alread worn these twice.
They are what is now my standard toe-up formula.
It's a rectangle toe:
And the fleegle heel:
I knit up into normal sock length, then increased into the ribbing as I described before. Yep.
Loud, obnoxious, predictable. Perfect for me.
Yarn: Regia stretch in obnoxious colors, 2 skeins, superwash/nylon sock blend
Pattern: My standard toe-up: Rectangle toe, Fleegle heel, stockinette body with 2x2 ribbing at the top, EZ sewn bind off
Needle: Size US 1 (2.25mm) dpn
Time: A few weeks of as a purse project
Cost: About $15 I think, which is less than usual
Obviously these are my colors, but one was left unfelted as a before and after kind of thing. Isn't it silly and clownish? I need to go shrink it down so I can schlep about in these things. They're actually really comfortable. I believe the yarn is Brown Sheep, the new twisty colors for the body, and plain for the cuffs.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Rule 35 of Cuteness is that if you're caught doing something bad, it's cute.
This little one knows how to cause a lot of trouble.
Worfy had this cat tower for months before Duncan came along, and sat on it very prettily. Duncan likes to attack it. He would chase his tail around the base of the pole until the whole thing was shaking. Eventually, the bit at the top no longer connected well to the ceiling. I wedged a wooden block in there to keep it stable. That lasted about a week. Duncan soon figured out that if he hit the pole at just the right speed and angle, he could make the block go flying across the room. He found that incredibly amusing. Recently, he discovered that he could in fact knock the entire tower down. It pretty much hasn't been upright for 5 mins since. I've basically given up. I tried to put it up the other day with some cloth wedged between the pole and the ceiling, but Duncan attacked it immediately. Then he likes to surf down the pole as it falls, as seen here. I don't know about this cat, I really don't.
Luckily for him I cannot resist this speckled belly
or this little face.
He is so lucky he's that cute. So lucky.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Not that I'm annoyed by that fact at all. No seriously, I'm glad it was for a class, because otherwise I would have never finished the thing. Some people had no trouble with them, but I found it incredibly fiddly. It's really beautiful though, especially the bottom.
Mine is felted, which is a little scary to do when you've done this much work. It's nice unfelted too, but then you'd have to line it, and I'm lazy. As soon as it came back from the shop (where it was a sample), it immediately became a project bag.
Also, I am once again extremely predictable with my color choices, but this one was kind of intentional. The best advice I've ever gotten for how to combine colors (barring some crazy color theory) is to take a skein of varigated yarn that you like, and pull out the individual colors from that. This is from a skein of sock yan that will eventually become something chevron-like (no, not jaywalkers).
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
I'm sure it will come back. In the meantime, the only updates are likely to be about my cats. Also, I want a fennec fox.