FO: Quant II
Some weekend knitting.
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. 😀
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.
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 aren’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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