Tuesday, October 26, 2004

I found a new poncho pattern I might try instead of the Harlot Poncho. Vogue knitting has a really nice slim poncho with a nifty cable down the middle. It's done in a similar weight to Woolease, so I shouldn't have to tweak the pattern. I might need to use a lighter colour though, dark colours don't show cables that well and it would be a shame to go to the trouble and not have it show up. The pattern is done flat in two pieces, but I might convert it to the round. I just need to check if the cable would work out okay if I do that.

Not actually knitting much, busy packing most of the time. I'm feeling like starting lots of projects though, I think feeling unsettled in general is making my kntiting unsettled too!

Thursday, October 21, 2004

I'm not thrilled with the Harlot Poncho I'm doing. The rolling neck edge bugs me, and I keep getting nervous my sister won't like it anyways. She's particular about her clothes. I'm also finding it a bit boring.

I've also got a bunch of other things to work on. Christmas gifts make up a lot of the list, as well as a last minute hat for my cousin's daughter. She's in town and her birthday is Sunday, so we're having a little party for her. She's two, and has all the toys she needs, so I figured a cute hat was in order. They liked the blossom hats I made them when I visited up north in the summer.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Started the Harlot Poncho, but the neck of mine is rolling! I don't know if I'm going to ignore it, or rip it out. I think I'll google for other Harlot Ponchos to see if others have this happening.

Monday, October 11, 2004

I had to rip out my progress on a poncho for my sister today. 2 balls of Woolease into it, I had made the classic knitting-in-the-round error of twisting the stitches to create a mobius strip. There was so much knitting on the needles I couldn't flatten it out to notice the error earlier, and it peeved me to rip all that work out. BUT, there is a bright side, I realised the pattern I was using was just not going to do it. The edge was rolling, and the fabric was pretty thick, not drapey like I was hoping. I am starting over today, possibly with the famed Yarn Harlot Poncho still in woolease. I think with a single strand rather than doubled the woolease will drape okay. I've seen photos of others made in wool blends and they looked pretty nice.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

I tried making Velvet Oblivion from knitty.com using Patons Classic Wool and another eyelash yarn. It didn't work great. I expected it to felt more, so I made the eyelash yarn really tight around the edge, and then it didn't felt as much as I thought. I also doubled the wool to make it thick, but I might try the next single. I can't get the reccomended yarn here, so I'm just going to keep experimenting.

I finished knitting up a gift for my neice, just needs felting now.