knitxcore.: August 2007

Thursday, August 30, 2007

I'm relevant...

you can now easily find me by typing in:

i finally have a real domain name.

Keep your eyes peeled, Seamless Sweater pics will be popping up soon!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Knitted hems.

my first knitted hem

Every sweater should have a knitted hem, IMHO. It's so much easier than it looks. I picked up the back loops of the cast on edge to make a neat turn, decreased by 10% (so it wouldn't flare out) and knit about 1 and a 1/4 inches in straight stockinette. When it was long enough, I basted just below the circular and pulled the needle out (SCARY!). Then, I just picked up the live stitches and sewed them right to the sweater fabric, skipping every 10th stitch so it would stay straight.
After knitting a ton of stockinette it was really fun to try a new technique. I'm so glad I bought those Elizabeth Zimmermann books! I'd be lost without her advice.



Sunday, August 19, 2007

Another Ballband dishcloth?

Nu-Rave Ballband

You can never have enough.

Pattern Particulars

Pattern Source: Mason-Dixon Knitting

Needles: Clover Takumi Straight sz. 7

Materials: Lily Sugar and Cream in asst. colors.

Time: About 1.5 hours

Loved: Not having to look at the pattern anymore.

Hated: nothing

The yarn for my sweater is in, and hopefully I'll work all the ends in tonight. My kitchner on the armpits is backwards, so I may rip it out and do it correctly. We'll see.



Saturday, August 11, 2007

How I Spent My Morning.

I found episodes of David the Gnome on Youtube. I made oatmeal. Sometimes, it's nice to act like you're still 10.

a taste of things to come.

I should be finishing the neckline on my sweater. I ordered some Malabrigo in "Glazed Carrot" for the hems, and I also picked up some tofutsies in a awful colorway from Webs. It's the first time I've ordered from them, I heart that they use UPS!!!!!! In my area I've had some trouble with the Post Office losing packages, so anytime I can avoid them I'm a pretty happy guy.



Thursday, August 09, 2007

Dear The-boy-who-lived,

Even as I type this, I can't believe it's been nine years! When we met I was just around 15 years old, and now as I'm pushing 25 I can't believe this is the end. I've been reading the Harry Potter series since the beginning, and it's been quite a guilty pleasure. I'm not going to brag about how quick or easy the reading was, as it is a children's book. It has however made an impact on the way I see things and the Deathly Hallows did not dissapoint. It's amazing how J.K. Rowling can work such unadulterated political and social commentary into the trappings of this harmless children's story. I've gone out of my way for the past couple of weeks to avoid spoilers and do not want to ruin it for anyone who's decided to take their time. I will say this, much is to be learned from the-boy-who-lived.

If anyone wants to chat about HP7, feel free to e-mail me. Please be kind to other readers when leaving comments.