FO: Quant II

March 10, 2008 at 7:22 pm 4 comments

Some weekend knitting.

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Instead of doing REAL work, or working on birthday presents for some VIPs in my life, naturally, I thought it was a great idea to knit something else for me. ๐Ÿ˜€

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I have, like Super CreepyFace in these pictures, my bad. I like the lighting on the second one, though. It’s REALLY HARD to take a picture of your own head, and Jessica wasn’t home when I wanted pictures, so, you get the CreepyFace.

SPECS:

Patttern: Quant, from Winter 07 Knitty

Yarn: SWTC Karaoke, color #306

Mods: Went down to US5 needles this time, so it’s skinnier and shorter than the last one. Still, only did about 8 inches of i-cord, and I should’ve done the suggested 10 inches. (Interesting note: Firefox just tried to tell me that “should’ve” was mispelled, which I found amusing.)

Thoughts: Slightly more muted colors this time, which usually arenโ€™t my style, but I love this one. The yarn I used was more subtle than the other one, but still gorgeous – it had an almost tweed-y look to it. The colors had a more gradient feel to them this time, which was nicer than the sort of color-block feel last time. I felt that they blended better from one color into the next. Again,should have done the 10 inches of i-cord, but hindsight’s always 20/20. Oh well, nothing I ever make will be 100% perfect, and I think that’s the beauty of Handmade Things. One of a kind, every time.

In other news, I’ve been reading The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs, which I picked up last week at Borders. I’m enjoying it so far. Chicklit is sort of my genre, some of the time. When it’s not HP or Neil Gaiman.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kaitlen  |  March 10, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    oooh purdy! but i want to see a tardo stegs! ๐Ÿ˜›

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  • 2. Laura!  |  March 10, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    I know! I don’t have any stuffing yet. I still have to make two more.

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  • 3. christina  |  March 11, 2008 at 8:01 am

    awesome! i love it! I have tons of stuffing if you want me to bring some on wednesday…

    Reply
  • 4. Laura!  |  March 11, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Oh, cool! It would be totally AWESOME if you brought some stuffing. Maybe I’ll put that one together, and start on the second one on Wednesday.

    Reply

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