Wednesday, January 05, 2005

i tried to make a pair of crocheted fingerless gloves with chunky yarn that i found on sale. i hate chunky yarn so i've chucked the idea and given the yarn to susie.

without that project i've, of course, started two more: 1) my red and brown earflap hat to match my checkered scarf and 2) my first ribby cardi.

first off, the earflap hat is being done on two straight needles because i don't have the right size dpn's, nor the money to buy any, nor the excitement needed to make a hat on dpn's at this point anyway. it's going surprisingly well though. i've used the general idea from a pattern i found on the internet and fashioned it after my current ear-flap hat that i love. we'll see how it works out.

the ribby cardi i ended up starting before i got my yarn from elann and that may end up being a good thing. the reason i started is because, well, because i got antsy, but also because i found the exact color i was looking for at the store last week. it's wool-ease seaspray and i'm going to make the sleeves chocolate in the same yarn. it's soft and not really scratchy at all unlike the peruvian wool that showed up from elann yesterday. that doesn't feel too nice through the hole that was in the top of the bag. i haven't actually taken it out of the bag yet just in case i decide to send it back - i'm not too thrilled about the colors i finally chose.

anyway, the only problem with the wool-ease is that it splits pretty badly but i've gotten used to it and it's knitting much nicer now. i've finished the left and right fronts of the cardi and it looks like it's going to fit perfect - close fitting but that's the way i like them. the decreases at the top confused me quite a bit but i think i've got it all figured out now. i was hoping to start the back tonight but it looks like that's not going to happen. too many damn phone calls in between filling out my FAFSA for the 05-06 school year.

i'll try to post some pictures tomorrow or friday. in order to do that i must smuggle home the digital camera from work. hehe.