Archive for January, 2012

Hunger Games shawl update.

Big. Fat. UGH.

3 failed attempts to start the first design this afternoon. Roughly 2 hours spent knitting, ripping, knitting, ripping, knitting, ripping.

I’m having visualization and translation issues. I know what I want it to look like. I can sketch it out. But I can’t make it work in stitches.

I’m putting it on hold until tomorrow, my knit night, and maybe I’ll pick it back up and give it another shot.

We’ll see if this actually ever gets done.

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January 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm Leave a comment

The girl who was on fire.

I’m a huge fan of The Hunger Games.

If you haven’t read this amazing book (and the rest in the series: Catching Fire, and Mockingjay) GET ON IT. IMMEDIATELY.

Recently, I’ve also been thinking about designing a shawl pattern. At my weekly knit group meeting, a friend suggested I design a Hunger Games shawl. I latched onto the idea immediately, and it’s been rolling around in my silly little head ever since.

This morning, though, it took on a new intensity. I spent a good 30 minutes sketching out two different designs for the shawl. One will be triangle-shaped, the other more a semi-circle, both with cables and a candle flame stitch pattern, to signify Katniss Everdeen, the girl who was on fire.

I made a Ravelry project page to gather my ideas into one place, because this is the current status of all my plans:

scattered out over little scraps of paper.

I need to start working on them right away, because I can’t get the ideas out of my head!

Also, for 2012, I made an unconscious resolution to post here at least once a month. SOMEONE HOLD ME TO THAT, PLEASE.

January 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm Leave a comment


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