Saturday, May 31, 2008

This Is Not May Weather

You can't tell, but it is raining. I know, I know. I live in Seattle, this is not exactly a new thing. But, seriously, on the last day of May? Tomorrow is June (Really, Erica, Today is May 31st, and tomorrow is June? Astonishing.), and it's already been a late spring, they (whoever "they" are) should at least give us a break today!

Moving on, a picture of the vest.

A large improvement on two days ago, am I right? This is one reason why I like modular knitting so much. you make progress so quickly, and it is hard to get stuck in a black hole (when you knit 20 rows, and the garment measures exactly the same). We're overlooking the fact that I have about fifty of these little shapes to knit in this whole thing. It takes away from the glory of progress.
Here is a scarf I started yesterday when I wanted to knit something out of my handspun.

My feet are included for scale (okay, okay, I couldn't get them out and still take the picture).

Here is a close up of the end.

I must say, handspun looks a lot better when it is knit up.

And for Emily, the BPT (duh duh duh DUUUUUUH!!!)

Okay, Okay, I'll spread it out!

You see?! It still doesn't make sense! This is the bad thing about top down construction. You can't try it on and get it to look good without putting it on scrap yarn (I hate doing that). Even then, it still doesn't look good without the button band. Here it is on me.

You see how the collar doesn't work? this is what I'm hoping the button band will fix (button bands fix a lot of things). This picture was take by my 11-year-old brother. he's a pretty good photographer for not being familiar with my camera, huh?

I have a million projects going right now. I can't even keep track of them anymore, and yet I feel like I only have two. Maybe this has something to do with the fact that I only work on two (this could also explain why the rest are not getting done) . . .


barkertj said...

Hey, it's raining on us in NYC, too! What's up with that?

I still think the pink sweater is very cool, even if it doesn't seem to behave itself quite right. Here's hoping!

Emily said...

It's a lovely big pink fuzzy thing! Topdowns are like a surprise package -it looks really great, but then you worry it will end badly, but it generally ends really well! The color is so clear and pretty; can't wait to see the collar whipped into shape by the militant button band! :-) Thanks for the photo!