Tuesday, February 28, 2006

create your own visited states map

I'm not counting airport layovers or the corner of states I've driven through.
That would look like this:

create your own visited states map

Stranded knitting how-to's.

Per request, here's how I learned to do stranded knitting:
is a great video.
I knit Continental, so the two-handed method works great for me. Also, holding the 2nd strand English-style helps me not pull too tightly. I actually was a bit loose, and it was kind of a pain to go back and pull all the extra yarn to the side, but definately better than being too tight, since that'll make it pucker.

Well, now that I'm looking, I realize that the Philosopher's Wool video IS still working, just not for my Netscape. But with Internet Explorer, it's a great video. Also, the part titled "The Third Stitch" helps get rid of all those loops you see on my work, by weaving the unused yarn in as you go.. Hmm, definately doing it that way next time, especially on sleeves, to eliminate the chance of catching little fingers.

Sorry for the lack of new photos

Damn computers. Apparently, my CPU fan is going out, so the dang thing has been shutting down, due to a "thermal event." Dell is supposed to be replacing it for me. So, I am hesitant to hook up the camera until the random shut-downs stop. But I did get the buttons sewn on Saturday. Woo-hoo, done before Closing Ceremonies! THough it turned out to not be the challenge I thought, so do I really give myself the gold?

Lots of other knitting getting done around here, too.
Updates to follow soon, I promise.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Slow on the updates, aren't I?

Woohoo! All I need now are buttons.

Here's where things stood Tuesday:

And Wednesday, ends all woven in, waiting to be washed and blocked:


Monday, February 20, 2006

Here are the photos!

Close up of the raglan seam:

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Pictures to come!

Sleeves are joined. Wow, this is coming along quite nicely. Too dark to get good pictures now, but the sleeves and body are joined. I've started the decrease rows for the yoke and V-neck.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Knitting Olympics

I missed the deadline to officially join, but figured I'd go ahead. Giving sweater knitting a try! http://knitlist.com/96gift/giftlutzlingsweater.htm
Got off to a late start, then decided to start over with nicer yarn. I didn't think there was any way I'd finish.

It seems I have underestimated my knitting speed and ability! Despite not starting until Sunday, and having a heck of a cold, I've made a LOT of progress!

Just a couple more inches on the left sleeve, then time to join body and sleeves!

Wonder of wonders, it seems I can do stranded knitting:

That top row needs to be tightened a bit, but no puckering, and no knots.
If I can manage to get any knitting in today before taking Boy Wonder south, I may have updates by tomorrow!