Thursday, January 05, 2006

I'm back!!

Oh man, I've been gone for far too long. Part of it is because while I was home I didn't really get that much knitting done. Part of it is also because I'm working more intensely on these opera gloves so I can finish them for the book. Because they're in the book though, I don't really want to take pictures of them because I'm pretty sure that I'm going to have to give the copyright up to the book or something. So that's why I haven't posted about those.

I haven't posted pictures of my first swift experience because I honestly haven't had the time to get it out.

But, I have been having ideas after ideas after ideas!!
One involves heavily modifying the pattern to the right. Changes from top down: I want to make the neck a high turtleneck in stockinette with a bit of a roll to it at the top. Then I'd change the place where the sides meet. I'd make it more off center towards the left shoulder (when you're wearing it, not when you're looking at it on the model). The arms wouldn't be tapered either, and I might crop it just a bit. I think it should hit like top or mid waist, not hip.

I have no idea how to change the pattern so dramatically. I really want to use the 500 yards of Brook's farm yarn I got at Rhinebeck (the first of any of my Rhinebeck yarn to be used!), but I'm not sure if I'll be able to do what I want with only 500 yards. I've been trying to find a pattern for this yarn. I love it. I needs to be a shawl or a mini sweater. But I don't really wear shrugs, so the combination of the two I don't think would work. That and I have significantly more than one skein. Anyone have any ideas? I've added a picture of the beauty at the bottom here. Feast your eyes on some scantily clad YARN!!!

Sorry it's a bit blurry. I couldn't hold the camera still enough, and the flash on my camera sucks. I just don't know what to do with it!!!

1 comment:

MUD said...

That pic brings me back to good times at Theeeeeeeeeeeeeee Coffee Chamber...