Sunday, August 20, 2006

Confession

OK, so I actually had two reasons to frog half of my hat. I also wasn't paying attention on my decreases and somehow had an extra 17 or so stitches when I got around to checking (roughly 9 rows after the error, of course). But the stars are back in existence, so it won't take me long now, and I'll pay attention this time, I promise. I gave up on bobbins the second time around and just stranded the whole thing. I don't know which I liked worse. It puckers less, but I was so worried about pulling too hard, I instead left everything too lose. I think it's better than the alternative, and I'm not knitting it thrice, so it'll have to do. I hope to have a finished pic up by the end of the week, but I also promised Kyle I'd put a second coat of paint on the bathroom walls by Friday. Something to work on: stop making promises.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Intarsia Insanity


Here's how far I got on the "Almost Famous Luggy Bonnet" before I decided to frog it down past the intarsia stars. This was my first attempt at color-work, and I definietly had too much tension because the stars are puckering something fierce. I am toying with just leaving it, but I know I'd kick myself when the snow flies and I actually get to wear the thing. At least it knits pretty quick, but boy are there a heck of a lot of tanlges in back. God forbid someone put this on with barrets in their hair. How does anyone keep intarsia neat and tidy?