Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Endless, Endless I-Cord

The hard part is over. I have conquered steeks. Please forgive the terrible lighting. My camera is garbage and it was 2:00am.

Finished body, pre-sewing.

Deep breath, it'll be ok. 

Go have a drink. Cutting is easier after some time with Dr. Daniels.

Eeew, this picture is dark. If I hadn't been drunk, I'd have taken another one before I started the I-cord. 

Now, I just need to get with it and finish this i-cord edging! It isn't difficult in the least, just incredibly tedious and I've finished watching my latest smutty show. Ooooh it is some good knitting TV. Hang in there for the first few episodes. It gets good. I actually want to find the next season(s).

I haven't even begun to cast on for February's nonsense yet. I had hoped to do all 5 of the projects this month but it looks like I will only have time for one. So tell me Internet, do I do the blanket or the sweater? I am gifting the item to a friend who is expecting in mid-September, in AL, who doesn't know gender. If I do the sweater, I have a really cute cotton picked out. No idea what I'll use for the blanket. I'm doing this whole book from my stash, so I don't have a lot of worsted options that would work for a baby.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

It's February Already?!?!

Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday I was looking at the calendar and thinking, "Great! I still have 11 days to crank this bad boy out. No sweat!" Oops.

Today I reached the final bind-off row on the body, only to run out of yarn (on the skein, I do have 2 more!) 10 stitches before the end. If I hadn't forgotten to bind off twice on the shoulder line, I would have ended with just enough yarn to weave in the end. Talk about *facepalm*. One of the rarest, most pleasing feelings in knitting was within my grasp! sigh Maybe next time.

I'll wind up another skein tomorrow and get cracking on the steeks if I get the time. There is a really neat violin workshop happening at one of the local schools that I'd like to attend and that will take up a lot of the afternoon.