WIP Wednesday 1/29/2014

This WIP Wednesday is exciting because I just finished knitting my first glove EVER! It’s not as hard as I imagined, but I did have some trouble with having gaps in between the fingers despite what the pattern said about not having any. I just seamed them up using the cast on tails.

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I’m a little disappointed that the index finger is green while all the others are a shade of pink. You never know what you’re going to get with a variegated yarn like this so who knows what the second glove will bring.

A little photo collage of the process:IMG_3003

#nofilter I’m totally making a really cool gif while I make the second glove.

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WIP Wednesday 1/22/2014

Snow days means you knit a lot. Yesterday I cast off a project, cast on a project, continued working a current project, and caught up on my Sky Scarf.

Cast off: Cabled Winter Headband

IMG_2965For some reason, I don’t think the pattern for the edges was correct. On one side I got a nice edge by slipping stitches and looked like just knits and the other side ended up looking like garter stitch.

The friend this was made for is currently in Europe right now. I wonder how I’m going to get it to her…

Cast on: My first pair of gloves – with fingers!

IMG_2983I’m using a gloves generator¬†that customizes the pattern based on your gauge and size. And if you think it looks tiny for a 20-something girl, you’re right. I have tiny wrists and I’m making a children’s X-large because the adult X-small is still too big for me.

I bought this yarn in Hong Kong at Filo Kilo in Mongkok. It’s super super soft and a brand from Japan. I can’t wait until the colors start changing.

Continued:

IMG_2985This has at most 5 more rows than the last time I had it on WIP Wednesday. I really should not have cast on another project but I really wanted to use my HK-bought yarn and I was getting tired of cables for a bit.

 

 

 

WIP Wednesday 1/8/2014

Some more progress on my Cable and Lace Scarf:

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And I just cast on a commission for a friend. This is Cabled Winter Headband by The Haberdashery. The pattern is a bit difficult to read because it’s meant to be customizable for different kinds of stitches, but it’s a little inconvenient to have to go back and forth from the main pattern and the cable pattern. It’s pretty easy to memorize, though.

IMG_2941I think I’m going through a cabling phase.

And just because I can, I’m gonna write a little bit about my life. I’ve been spending a lot of time in my cubicle making moolah (I’m gonna be so rich when Winter session is over!) I’ve been going to the gym and I’ve broken my nail as proof. It’s really difficult to function without the thumb of your dominant hand. I’m going through a really obsessive social justice binge which can be witnessed on my Facebook feed. And one of my classes for Spring semester was just cancelled, so I think I’m going to take advantage of that and sign up for a class about race, gender, or policy. I have been surprisingly very busy…