Sunday, February 27, 2011

I've been working on a few things, but...

I haven't made a blog entry lately because I have nothing worth showing. The blue skein of 2-ply merino turned out okay. However, my recent knitting projects are big flops.
I got the bright idea that I'd add a thumb gusset to a mitten pattern. The thumb didn't turn out so I cast off to make a fingerless mitt. Boo.
The biggest defeat of all is the Cold Mountain pattern I swore I'd conquer. Well, it kicked my butt. I got to 2 1/2 repeats and gave up. I cast off instead of frogging it because I have a ton of this soy silk and I wont miss the little bit I used. My plan is to try it again with WOOL. That soy silk stuff was slippery and it wasn't enjoyable to knit with.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Woolly Rug

The woolly rug is done. I thought I'd use a crochet hook and pull the odd long pieces through to the back but I actually like the wild woolly look as is. Now I just need a house with wood floors to put it in.