So how did I do?

November 19, 2007 @ 12:12 am
posted by kris
Filed under: misc

I hate stripes, even ones this precious!

After the post about Getting Stuff Done, I figured I should tell you that I DID get it all done. Of course, it took me a week and a half, but still. I got it done! :) The Billy Reid pattern is getting test knitted now, my pictures of my projects are up and in Ravelry and those were the two outstanding things from the other week.

Things have been quiet knitting wise. I am working on a baby bolero (?) for a friend’s baby called “Striped Lily the Pink”. The colors are just gorgeous, but I hate stripes with a passion. Especially 4 colored stripes. That means a LOT of ends. A LOT! I don’t know how many of you listen to the podcast, but I was complaining about it. I don’t know how many stitches to weave it into, because I’m so paranoid that it’s going to come out. And then I don’t know how short to cut the hanging yarn. I don’t like it too short because then it will poke out. And too long will look sloppy. Ahhh, the dilema. But aren’t you surprised that it’s a garment and not an accesory??? I finished the back, and almost done with one front. I soooo can’t wait for it to be done. It will be cute, for sure, but a freaking pain. Sometimes I wonder if it is worth all this trouble. If only I had the forsight to do it in one color. But it’s just not as cute.

I am also making slow progress on my Poisonous Firestarters and changed the pattern around a bit. I made it a eye of partridge heel and then won’t do a ribbed leg, I’ll just do a ribbed cuff and keep the leg in stockinette with the pattern down the side. I am very happy with it!

And also, if any of you readers are in Texas (Houston) or Hawaii, let me know, I will be in the states in Dec and Jan and would love to meet up with other knitters!

Comments (5)


Comment by stacey

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 1:17 am

The stripes definitely are precious! So worth stripes – good for you:) If you ever need another test knitter…I know, if you had a $1 for everytime someone said that:) Can’t wait to see your pattern!
p.s. love the gorgeous handspun Elemm created for you!

Comment by Dorothee

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 4:02 pm

Don’t cut the yarn then, carry it with you (sort of like you were knitting intarsia, just with way less threads). That saves you a hell lot of weaving!

Comment by stacey

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 5:27 pm

the pink stripes are wonderful – a lot of work, but worth it by the looks of it!

Comment by Jess

Made on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 @ 12:30 am

I think I would be tempted to carry the yarn as well. I hate weaving in ends. Thank god someone invented self striping yarn!

Comment by tini

Made on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 @ 2:11 pm

ooh this is cute.
A friend of mine send me a link once to a tutorial on how to weave ends in as you go

It’s in German but maybe it helps. Didn’t Jenny and Nicole over at stash an burn had an episode on this too?

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