Saturday, September 04, 2004  

Blissful 3 Day Weekend

Now, if only I weren't supposed to be studying right now. {sigh}. I'm thinking that, in a little bit, I'll run away and sneak in some knitting. I'm pretty sure my Contracts book won't notice... ;)

Speaking of knitting, I'm making very slow progress on Trinity... it's a Rowan pattern, and I'm having a grand time altering all sorts of things as I go along. First of all, both the yarn I'm using and the yarn called for shrink 10 - 15% in length. Supposedly, the pattern takes this into account. Let's just say that, if I had started the armholes where they wanted me to, my UNWASHED sweater would barely reach my waist. Shrinking it by another 10% would have made it a very odd crop-top turtleneck sweater. I don't think so. So, being a badass knitter, I promptly kept knitting. So hopefully it'll all work out.

I do like the cable patterns, although I took the bobbles out of the center panel - they reminded me way too much of those extra poofy pom-poms you see on the "classic" clown costumes.

I've also figured out a project for the miscellaneous Mission Falls Cotton I scored at the yarn swap - it has decided it wants to become the Funky Chicken pillow from the latest Interweave Knits. Fittingly, Ms. Funky Chicken herself is designed for MF wool... so I'm even sticking in the family!

I've tentatively laid out the colors as follows for the stripes- I also have some non-M.F. black cotton blend to use for the chicken. I'm not quite sure what I'll do for the backs, yet- I'm thinking I may not do the button closure as designed- I think Cricket would find the buttons irresistable. I'm thinking I'll just do a one-piece back in horizontal stripes, and sew the 2 pieces together. I know, I'm a rebel. A rebel with yarn.


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