Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Movin' On Up

I finally got my Ravelry invite, I'm Sphilange on there. The thing that bothers me the most, is that I just got rid of my DSL and now I have dial up, so it takes forever to look at stuff. But so far, I like looking at patterns and yarns, and seeing people's finished projects. It's surprising how much stuff is already on there, considering it's still in beta mode. I'm still figuring it out though, and putting my WIP's on it. Also, the Interweave Knits Fall preview is out. So far, it looks pretty good. I'm still in the summer project mode, though. I tried to start the Josephine top, from the Spring 2007 IK, and could not get the gauge right. It's looks like in order to get gauge, I'll have to use size 2 or even size 1 needles, and the designer used size 5. I don't know that I want to do a project on needles that small. It's hard enough just finishing socks. I'm still looking for another reasonably quick summer project, possibly Tomato from No Sheep for You.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Hemp Hat

I finished this hat sometime in June. It's the Maze hat from Knitty, in the colors pictured, Charcoal and Aubergine inAllhemp 6. This was a difficult yarn to knit with with, since it felt like twine and was hard on my hands. But it does seem really durable and went in the washing machine with no problem. I have enough left over to make another one in the opposite color scheme. I've also been working on Rusted Root, again in the same yarn as the pattern, Cotton Fleece Sedona red. I had originally made the medium size, but it turned out way too large. One thing that's weird about the pattern is that there is no schematic for the sweater sizes, so you have to do math in order to figure out how big it will get. But the size small fits, and I just have about six inches to go.