Archive for December, 2005

Natural One*

samus braid

*Title courtesy of Folk Implosion

Butt Uggly

butt uggly

Yarn: Berroco Suede in Tonto and Calamity Jane and Berocco Plush Colors in Secret Garden
Needles: Clover Takumi Sz 5 & 6 29″ Circular Needles
Pattern: Baby Ugg Booties and Baby Ugg Hat by Candi Jensen

Ko Ko Kimono

kimono sweater

Yarn: Rowan Cashsoft DK in Clementine
Needles: Addi Natura Sz 6 24″ Circular
Pattern: Ko Ko Kimono from Jil Eaton’s Minnies

Never has one small article of clothing caused to me to swear so much.

Ahem.

Moving on then. I changed the garter edging and roll neckband in the pattern to moss stitch, along with using Japanese shortrows at the neck to save myself from dealing with a nasty stair step bind-off. I knit the sleeves seperatly and then sewed them on instead of picking up the stitches and knitting them off the body. In the end I ended up needing three balls of yarn, but only used the last one for seaming and the ties on the front. This greatly annoyed me but I did need the 300 yards the pattern said I would.

Bah Humbug.

Why is it that I feel the need to knit Christmas gifts each year? Is it because I enjoy the RSI that comes from the mad rush of knitting when I figure out I have 11 days to crank out two hats and a sock? Or is it because I feel the need to drink myself into a stupor? (Not that I have… yet.) Or maybe I am just bat-shit crazy. Regardless, all content is on hold until said projects are finished, I put the bottle of wine down, and remind myself that next year I won’t be doing this again.