Monday, November 14, 2005

Good news #2: I have pictures.
(You can click on it for a bigger view)

It's actually a little lighter than it's shown in the picture, more of a light light lavendarish pink. It's that $1 Target yarn. (<----cheapass=me)


close-up detail of my magical skilllllz

The following are things about it that aggravate me:
On one of the lace repeats near the top, I forgot an eyelet row. Probably because I was so excited about starting on the armholes. I dunno.
The back is seed stitch, and it actually pulls up more than the front stitches. So the front is about 3/4" longer than the back. Rawr.
The cables on the sleeves don't line up from side to side. One is placed higher. Actually, they were both supposed to go down from the top of the shoulder, but I didn't want to redo it because I hate seaming. I also figured that people only really see the front of this baby so it's probably okay.
Oh, and they don't twist in an opposite direction from each other, which I didn't even think about until just now.

...Of course, all these are things that Kyleigh will never notice. So I figure it's all right for it to have its quirks because she's going to drool all over it no matter what.

Whoo, that was a nice project to finally get done with.

Good news #3: In 24 hours I'll be seeing Bright Eyes!! I can't believe that Conor Oberst is coming to my town just so I can take advantage of him while he is drunk. How excited am I?!?!?! ::holds out armspan:: THIS EXCITED.
(Don't fear me...go back to knitting, sweet people...)


At November 28, 2005 9:56 PM, Blogger Janey said...

OK I'm entering this comment in the wrong place ... yeah, I like your baby sweater with its cabling - good job.
But I've freaking fallen in love wth your elephant sweater.
Maybe not the whole sweater, just the elephant motif.

I have a friend who is elephant crazy, but on the quiet you know, so nobody catches on.
It would be sooo wonderful to use your motif to knit her a tote or a knapsack or a pillow.
Yeah, a pillow would be good - so she isn't out in public showing off her obsession.
Please can I ask where you got your pattern from? Please can I have it?
I've skimmed all your archives back to the earliest available and couldn't find any mention of the start of your elephant project. (But at nearly 2 am I'm having a hard job keeping my eyes open.)

Please and thanks.


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