Thursday, October 05, 2006

Knits and bits

Here is the picture of the other yarn that I received from my ---- for my Birthday. It’s Katia Sevilla in the most gorgeous color, well I know I’m a purple person, but itsn’t this blue just breathtaking? Don't mind the horrible editing, but I had no patience to run it through Photoshop or Illustrator so just used a lame block brush in Paint. I might update it later =)

Finally Lelah is done. Cast off and everything. Just have to give her a good wash and see if she needs any blocking. Here is a picture taken just before casting off, the battery ran out after this so it’s the closest FO pic I have:

I'm not a big fan of the yarn I've used for this. I wish I had had some cotton or something just as nice, like silk (Tilli Tomas?? Now that's wishful thinking).

My shrug is done as well. But then after trying on I realized the back is a tad too short and so I decided to pick up the stitches and extend it a bit. I’m not quite sure where I’m going with this shrug because I barely have half a ball of the mohair left. Need a miracle here people.

Here is the last of my pending WIPs, a purple halter. My very first knitting project. I started it a LONG time ago at a LYS. I specified the pattern I wanted, the size I wanted and the ladies working there seem to have hearing problems and are too haughty to admit that they were wrong when I pointed out that the halter is not turning out the way I wanted it to.

This is the reply I got “Oh it’s the same, the SAME, the same, the SAME. Don’t worry. It will be the same.”

How the bloody hell can two things be the same when the pattern is SO CLEARLY different? Are they stupid or am I blind? It cost me a fortune for this damn thing.

I don't like it. Can I sue?

Well since I’m almost through two of my three pending WIPs, I decided to treat myself and cast on for a new mini project. It’s the Eye Mask from Knitty. My ---- requested for one to cope with my nocturnal habits during weekends when I’m at his place. I love staying up late, blopping, blogging, knitting and just plain wasting time =) so much so that he’s given up convincing me to sleep at night. Actually I cast on a few days ago and it’s done now. I wish I could post a picture but again, batteries dead.

Somehow the pattern did not agree with what I was looking for so I completely altered it beyond recognition and instead, I followed the instructions in my head. Does that make this my own pattern?
What do you think?

Well that is about all I have for this time. Oh except for leaving you with a picture of a WIP that is about 10 months old now. It’s a crochet poncho.

It’s so simple, why can’t I just finish it?

Happy Knitting everybody!!

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Julie said...

I'm going to cheer you on because I want to see you finishe the crochet project! It looks so pretty. Maybe if you pick it up again, you'll find that it's just the thing!

Jennifer said...

Ooo, I like that crochet pattern. So cute! Lelah looks fantastic as well.

Mira said...

I'm waiting for you to actually wear Lelah soon!! Looks ahem! really good on ya! ;-) awesome! another completed project!

kessa said...

Eep. To cheer up, look at your lelah. Its lookin good. Can't wait to see it off the needles~! =) I've learnt to take what the LYS owners, here, says with a tablespoon of salt. ;) If you really don't like it, you can always frog it and use the yarn for something else.

Laura.Y said...

Hi there, ur lelah is looking good. Enjoy it. Ur other WIP looks good too.

Sally said...

Lelah is gorgeous and oh!..that blue....don't mind having some too.

R a i n said...

Kessa ~ you're right. Have to take what LYS peeps say with a big honkin' tablespoon of salt!

Laura ~ thanks =) I'm just loving Lelah too!

Thanks y'all!

Nora said...

Sorry to take u back so far but, did u knit Lelah top down? I NEED TO KNOW!!! Sorry, got carried away... x

R a i n said...

Nora ~ no worries, yep it's top down. Pretty darn easy as well. Are you planning on knitting it??

Queen of the Domesticates said...

How beautiful! I love the flowers! You're a talented knitter and crocheter. Beautiful job! Thanks also for the nice comments you left on my blog!
Have a great day.