Wednesday, January 24, 2007

You're Here for the Pictures, Right?

FO #1, as I did finish this little guy before my mom's socks. I am a bad daughter, yes, but US 8 needles are SOOOOO much easier to maneuver when your wrist is incapacitated.

Let's call it:
Oops, I Did it Again Scarf--the Louis Armstrong version
(That's right, I am super ultra mega lame for not even knowing what the Britney Spears version sounds like, but I'm not crying my eyes out about it.)

Here's another view...with mom's socks waiting patiently for me to weave in all the scarf ends...yes, I wove in scarf ends before dealing with the socks...
Okay, can I find the link to the Yarn Harlot's post....Here it is: One Row (NOT) Handspun Scarf. I cast on 34 stitches to make it nice and wide. I am a convert, all scarves with be knit using this stitch pattern until I find another as entertaining. Seriously, 4 stitches, over and over and I don't get bored...US 8's! 3 skeins Cashsoft Aran (ON SALE at the LYS!!!) in um grey. It's going to Andy. He's taken to wearing this burnt sienna/orange shirt that he loves loves loves, but clashes horrendously with the green tweed scarf I knit him years ago, so yep, something had to be done about it.

Without further ado:

I have no excuse people. I even have a "Did It Myself" laminated card showing me step by step how to kitchener. I am just lazy...and maybe the thought of the working with the little needles didn't make my wrist feel any better...but I did it!

OCD Striped Socks For Mom
Yes, fuzzy picture. After all that weaving and grafting my hands were not very steady. They still need a washing, so I might be able to take a better picture this weekend or something. But look at those stripes!!! I could not have planned it better! Well, the fact is I did plan it. I sat there and unwound nearly half the skein looking for enough matching colors to happen the way I needed them to. Self-striping sock yarn is not my friend, I need the pair to match, EXACTLY.

US2's to cast on (72 stitches) and start the 1X1 ribbing, then switching to metal US1s.
Ummm, it's a simple rib pattern, k3, p1, all the way down the to the toes.
I guess this is one I winged as I really didn't rely on any pattern but did use Knitting Rules! to make sure I was on the right path.

Hmm, two knits alluding to Ms. Pearl-McPhee...coincidence? I dunno, I'm using what works.

No anklet update, not much to show, besides my batteries ran out after I downloaded the fuzzy picture, and we all know how good I am at dealing with dead batteries. Happily these are my rechargeables, so guilt will win out and they'll at least be getting juiced up before bedtime. Speaking of which...g'night.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yay! Pictures! It's the little things that make me happy. I'm loving the stripes on your mom's socks there.