Thursday, January 11, 2007

On the needles

Here are the first few fishies for my Tessellating fish afghan. I have not the heart to calculate how many of these I will have to make to have an afghan worth... So far I have enough to make a dishtowel.

Here is the beginning of my entry for the Knitting Challenge on Craftster. I am thinking 3/4 length sleeves, tunic length, as well as garter stitch lace v neck. We shall see what happens as I have never attempted to knit anything for myself without a pattern. The yarn is Caron Simply Soft -color soft yellow (this pic is a bit washed out...the color is a bit brighter) Size 6 needles.
Icarus is poking right along. I am almost to the end of the first skein. Lace looks so small and pitiful while on the needles.
Twinkletoes seemed like such an awesome idea. I knew The Girl Wonder would love them. I loved the pics on Knitty...maybe I am not getting gauge, perhaps I am reading the pattern wrong. But this does not look like the ones pictured on Knitty.
So, I adapted them a bit. Fewer cast on stitches, shorter toe, no short row heel, single crochet around edge and crochet ties. This is my third attempt. Personally, I think they look more like ballet slippers, but who am I to say...at least they do not have a funky heel. They are still not quite right, but I am getting closer.
That is all the knitting for now. I have officially been blogging a year now, which is a major thing for me. Hobbies do not generally "stick" with me. My step-dad has told me time and again "I am so proud of you for sticking with knitting like you have...you are usually not the type to stick with things." I have never written in journals for more than a few pages, and here I am a year later still going strong! Thanks to all y'all that have left me such nice comments and good advice throughout the past year! I appreciate y'all more than you know!

4 comments:

del said...

Wow, you've been busy. I love that fish afghan so much, I can't wait to see yours finished! I like Twinkletoes, no matter how you've changed it up. And yay for sticking with this blogging thing. Oh, and I'm sure Icarus will be so much more impressive once it's done & blocked, don't worry.

Persnickety Knitter said...

Happy Blog-anniversary!

I've wanted to make that tesselated fish afghan for a long time. Maybe I'll eventually get around to it -- I've just got too many things on my "to do" list.

Your knitting challenge v-neck is looking great. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

TheSteph said...

hot leg, momma!

Clive said...

The tesselating fishy looks fun!

I was admiring your Lolita Legs from an earlier entry - I'm currently struggling a bit with these, I'm up to the stage where you do the heel and was wondering if you could advise me on how you did it especially without the wraps. This is my first sock-like object so I'm starting at the deep-end. I'm awaiting a reply from the pattern designer but in the meantime am stuck. My fellow S'nBers weren't really able to sort this out as they only do cuff-down socks.