Thursday, July 14, 2005  

Yarn is Squishy

Or so says Holly, while trying desperately to fit even more amazing yarns into the "wall of Noro" at the shop. Apparently, knitters (and yarn store employees) refuse to allow the laws of physics to stop us from fitting even MORE yarn into a space that is drastically too small. That must be why I can keep finding places to store yarn in the apartment...

But I haven't been watching Holly battle the Noro all the time... I've actually been doing a bit of designing! Last weekend, I pulled out this (vintage 1960s - issued by the California Department of Transportation!)

And FINALLY, after much math, a beer, and some swearing, came up with this:

That I've now used to knit this:

The front and back are plain stockinette with a rolled hem, and the yarn is the organic cotton from Elann. This is my first attempt at designing set-in sleeves, so I'm crossing my fingers that all the curves will work out, especially since the gauge on the sleeves is different from the gauge on the body. It may get really interesting once I put them all together! And for next time, I ordered a set of these curves so I can have more options - they were only $4 or so at Office Depot.

I've also lined up my next project - out of stash yarn! I finally got my copy of Interweave, and I'm going to use this:

To knit this! The yarn is so unbelievably soft - I think this will be a super soft and cuddly sweater. Of course, since it's well over 90 outside, I probably won't be wearing this too much over the next few months -

And finally, Cricket would like you all to know that yes, she really did mean to fall off the windowsill mere seconds after this picture was taken. It was obviously all part of her plan.


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