Monday, March 27, 2006

Knitting annoyances

I haven't messed with the corset in a few days. I was working charts E and F, somehow managed to drop a couple of stitches, somehow managed to get horrible stitch counts, and decided I needed to rip back to chart D. Now, I don't mind ripping. The problem? Oh, I forgot to mark where chart D ended and charts E and F start! So now I have no idea how far back to rip (I know it can't be very). Ugh!

So then, I tossed it aside (ok, fine... carefully laid aside) and picked up the Fish Bag. I've never claimed to be a needlework genius, but I figured I could at least pick up the couple of embroidery stitches required for this bag. WRONG again! I messed with it for hours, and my stitches still looked crappy. So, I improvised for now, but I'm not entirely happy with the way it looks, and really need to figure out how to do the embroidery. It looks cute for now, and at least I can wear it around, but it's not 100%.

Still not wanting to try the corset top again, I thought I'd try swatching the big, fat cable for the Delphine sweater again. I'm starting to get a better idea of what to do for this, but so far my cable sucks. Someone from Livejournal figured out a beautiful version of it, but I'm still not doing so well, even with her instructions, which are really good. I figure a couple more tries, and I may have it.

I haven't had time to knit in a couple of days at all... school comes first and I have two exams on Wed - Organic Chem and Bacterial Genetics.

I really need to do something with my webpage. I think it's been almost a year since I updated. I need to link this blog to it also.

And, my pick for knit of the day is this

Rambling Rose, from Rowan 39. Beautiful! Rowan doesn't always do right, but when they actually do, they do it BIG. I love everything about this design.

Now, for some "I can't believe they did that!" I generally try to avoid this, but well, I just can't this time!

I have nooooo freaking idea what the photographer for this photo shoot was thinking... or smoking for that matter. All I know is that when I want to look at knitting designs, I should not feel like I'm looking at "barely legal porn." Honestly, I can't tell whether any of the knitwear is good or bad, because I'm too disturbed by the feeling of being a creepy pervert when I look at these pictures. See what I'm talking about here.

Ok, that's it for now!

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