Friday, November 03, 2006
Well, here it is. Those are the pictures I got to shoot right now. My bathrooms aren't the kind to show off, so there goes the mirror shot. I also didn't have a photographer handy or a model, so the tree had to be the victim. The blocking didn't make mine turn out as nice as Keri's stole, but it sure stretched it about a foot longer. Maybe it's the mohair? I can't really tell, but I'm happy with it. I especially like the shadow shot. Now I just have to find a reason as well as the outfit to go with this one.
I also have a sneak peak for you on the other thing I started as soon as I was done with the stole. I have to admit it, I'm an addict. I ran around the house trying to do something with my hands. It was only a few hours before going to bed, but I couldn't just sit around with my hands in my lap. That's just not going to happen. So I picked up the rest of the yarn I got from Catherine and added some white to it and started on a hat with fair isle pattern. I used US size 0 needles (2mm) and the yarn turn out so great on that. The needles are just soooo short (5 inches) that I had to watch out that my stitches wouldn't slip off all the time. I casted on 144 stitches and as of right now I have no idea who this is going to fit. Well, once I get it done we'll see. I'll have enough left to make some mittens, maybe even big enough for me? It got kinda cold this morning, when I walked my dog.
I just love the way the color changes within the pattern and the white still stands out. I hope Marina is not too critical about my knitting. I'm only starting on this technique and I hope the right tension comes with practice.
Well, that should be it for today. The addict need to get another dose of knitting. Keep those needles clicking.