Thursday, July 20, 2006

USMP and Classic Tweed Sweater, continued... plus... cherrybutt!

Well its been awhile since I posted... I have a few updates, as well as some booty-fruity (click here and here and here and here and finally, here). So classes have resumed and I can finally work on mindless stockinette again. The USMP is coming along... slowly but surely. I'm on the increases now and its taking friggin' forever. But its nice... and hopefully things will work... and then I'll be a happy camper.

I'm also making quite a bit of progress on the Classic Tweed Sweater, which pleases me (i'm CHUFFED!) considering it is DK weight yarn and size US 6 needles. I'm done with the front and a good way into the back. 2 1/2 hours of the back=sitting in Pirates of the Carribean Dead Man's Chest, 2 1/2 hours= Selection and Acquisitions class today.

And finally... the butt-cherry. When I first saw this I thought it was two cherries and then I realized it was supposed to be two cherries and they're all siamese-like instead. Anyways, looks like a butt:

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Classic Tweed Sweater- started

Ok so the Union Square Market Pullover is slow going and a bit tedious to work on, and Tubey is still drying, so I cast on for the Jo Sharp Classic Tweed Sweater (bottom right in the set of six smaller pictures). I am using the recommended yarn, Silkroad DK Tweed in 405 Emporio, a very deep purple with flecks of red and grey. The picture makes the yarn look almost black, but its not actually quite that dark. I really like it, it knits up nicely. I'm knitting it on Addi Turbos, size 6. And listening to a book on tape!

Weeee for new projects!

Tubey Surgery

Well I was knitting Tubey and I had just finished the arms shrug tube thing and picked up for the body tube, knit an inch or so, tried it on, and realized that the flat part of the tube was too short. So I decided to block just the flat tube part.
Here's me soaking just the flat part

And while we're at it, here are my colors for the stripes

And now its blocking! :) Wish me luck!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Union Square Market Pullover-started

Good grief its been weeks since I posted! Well its been hot... grumble... and I completed a Socky Sock. I am more pleased with the look than I was before, but its too small. ::sigh::. So I decided to do it again. I just bumped the needle size up... hopefully it won't be too lacy.

I've also cast on for the Union Square Market Pullover by Interweave Knits. Its the one on the cover (Fall 2005). I'm making mine in Garnstudio's DROPS Alpaca, in black and scarlet.

Let me tell you, don't ever attempt the invisible cast-on. This fucker says to use that cast-on, knit 9 rows or something, then fold it up and knit two together (kinda like a three-needle bind off) fo make a hem. Forget it. I tried with another needle and with waste yarn and made a HUGE mess both times. So I just cast on normally and then stitched it up... kinda like when I made the Last Minute Knitted Gifts Hourglass Sweater, except they told you to purl a row where the bottom of the hem is. I didn't, and now I'm wondering if I should have. But fuck it, I'm way too far with laceweight yarn and size 3 needles to rip this puppy out. I'll just "aggressively block" the sweater when I'm done. I'm also not too thrilled with the yarn choice. I couldn't for the life of me find the required yarn anywhere (Plassard Alpaga) and someone else posted to Craftster with her pictures and a link to her blog and said that she used the yarn that I am using now. She sorta gushed about it in her blog and I have to say, so far I am not that impressed with the softness of this yarn. I mean, it's alpaca, it should feel glorious. But its almost a little scratchy. Oh well, maybe hair conditioner would help. Wish me luck on this crazy sweater!