So, the girlie had to have some surgery, and she's Franken-dog. She is missing a bit of her ear, and has a big scar down her inner thigh--that she was licking compulsively. Solution: Old foam pillow + scrap fabric=soft dog "cone".
She didn't like it at first:
But eventually she gave up and took a nap:
So far, it's stayed on all last night, and all day today. Hooray!
I really like Kaleidoscope, from the new MagKnits, and I have some stash yarn that ought to work. But reading through the pattern, the construction makes my head spin a bit. it looks like a simple raglan cardigan to me. (see photo here: http://www.magknits.com/Sept07/patterns/kaleidoscope.htm Is there any reason not to knit this top down? Could it be as simple as to work the pattern backwards? (ie., cast on the number of stitched that your supposed to be left with at the top, work the ribbed neck, do sleeve/body increases 'til it fits, follow shaping directions reading from bottom to top?) What do you think? Anybody done this before?
So, I have ordered the yarn for Isla from Rowan's A Season's Tale. It's knit in fingering weight at 28 stitches to 4 inches. This is by far the smallest gauge I have ever attempted to knit a whole sweater in. I will probably knit the 38 inch size, so it's going to be a slog.
BUT--I have also never knit a sweater that I love to death, that flatters me, and that I wear all the time. I've achieved 2 out of 3, but never the full hat-trick of knitting joy.
Am I mental? Please tell me your (hopefully) inspiring tales of small-gauge satisfaction.
BTW--RYC Cashsoft 4 ply is on sale at elann right now... Just sayin'
Anybody know where a girl could get 2-part casting resin in Vancouver, (or the burbs) in smaller quantities? I've found a place that will sell me enough to make a CHAIR (eep) but I am thinking small jewelry projects, not huge industrial ones.
Here's a modified Sophie bag from Magknits, modified to use some 50 cent handles I got at a fabric store. The flower is from Nicki Epstein's Knitted Flowers. I'm not totally happy with how the flower felted, but the body of the bag is made from Cascade 220 and felted like a hot damn.
Here's a pendant I knit with fine gauge, fine silver wire, 5 mm knitting needles (take my advice and use wooden ones if you're going to try this--metal ones are screechy) and some pearls. Comments welcomed!
So, I've been making the Gypsy Mesh pullover from IK Spring '04 (I think. It's the one with Simply Marilyn on the front) FOR EVER. It's one of those projects that you just start to despise, but you pick it up every now and again. I'm feeling motivated to finish it. But I have done an incredibly dumb thing.
I've lost the magazine. I have a front, a back, and one sleeve.
I can't for the life of me remember how many stitches to pick up for the sleeve, and how the decreases go.
If anybody has the magazine I would owe you big time if you could share that with me.