Witchy's Works

A random mess of knitting, family and statements by an eccentric.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Progress and a Stalled Project or Two

So progress is slow, I am working on a few things, I am currently putting my fishtail lace sweater on hold for the moment because I do not have enough yarn to finish, I don't think and the color I am using from KnitPicks is backordered till April. No sense getting too worked up on it. Instead I am working on a poncho, well, I don't like calling it a poncho, that always brings mind big things with points and 70's styles which is SO not me. Its not a shawl because I am working in the round and it isn't what I would call a caplet either. I really don't know what to call it, but I think it will look cool when I am finished, I have about 5 inches left to knit and am basically in the decrease section anyway so it should go faster. I am rather excited about it, another one of those things I invented. I still haven't finished that shrug. God I hate that yarn. I just need to suck it up and get back to knitting it. Its kind of hard tho, when one is making something else out of cashmerino. Lovely stuff, that.

I had an epiphany the other day, I do not know if the idea will come into fruition but I do believe I shall give it a go. I am not a little girl. No no, strike that image of a 500 lb.. Sumo wrestler out of your head. I am not THAT big, but I am certainly no size 3 or 5 or 7 or whatnot. The problem is this, all patterns that are cool are designed for the pretty thin sorts. Not that I have anything against that but the patterns I have found for the larger woman are either ill suited for a fuller body or just lame and out of date. My idea? I am sure you can see where I am going with this. I am going to start designing suitable stylish patterns for those who belong to the "More of Me to Love" Club. I have several ideas swirling around in my head and with luck I can get them worked up and designed so that they are easy to knit and end up with pleasing results. Of course my ultimate goal is to get published but considering I am still a n00b knitter, I figure I will need to put in my time and sweat hours before that happens. I have the stubbornness to accomplish it tho.

Wow, boring post today, no pics or anything. Well, erm, wait. That hat I made. The Stitch and Bitch Cabled Hat. Yes, simple and nice. My 3 year old claimed it after I was finished, it fits him perfect so not bad in my opinion.

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I need to figure out how to make my pics smaller, eh? Anyway, for anyone who is afraid of cables, don't be, they are the simplest things around and actually rather fun. I haven't done something complicated where you use a chart but I don't think that would be too hard.

Oh and pardon the strange text and whatnot. I am experimenting with a blogger editor so I can be lazy and avoid typing in code and its trial and error with me to get it right. Either way, tada on the hat and as soon as I finish the ponchoette thing I will post that. I am loving it, then again I am using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino and that is soooooooooo delicious to knit with.


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