Look what I can do!

Color knitting has been something I've been fearing. There's just so many yarns to keep track of. And I could never seem to get my fingers to work right. Granted, this is an assesment of one intarsia experience. Only one. Irrational fear, I know.

I knew that Sally Mellville's color book could cure me. I got it in the mail last week or so and I've been dying to try her techniques.

Anyway, last night, I spent 2 hours knitting a practice intarsia swatch. It was actually easier than I thought it would be but I seemed to lose my groove as I went, oddly enough. Anway, here's the (sort of) finished product. I think I might felt the piece. Or keep it as a trophy on my mantle. Who knows?

Also, as the piece was still on my needles but nearing the end, one of my residents walked by and thought that I was knitting a hat. The way the work was scrunched, it did seem rather hat-like and actually quite adorable. So I think I might turn this motif into a hat pattern. It my be my first free pattern! Whoot! We'll see.

Anyway, don't the colors look pretty neat together? I'm really happy with the finished product. I keep showing people saying "look what I can do!"

Bee Hat


Unfortunately, this was the best picture of the bunch.



I thought I'd start with a list of my WIPs and what their purpose is as well as other info. So here goes.

- The hooded sweater from Girl from Auntie. This is my first sweater. It's going well. Right now I'm at the shoulders. The only problem is that I'm pretty sure I picked a size too big. yea. Life sucks.

- Basketweave/Check patterned socks. This is with Sockotta, my favorite yarn. I love these socks because the flow with them is going awesomely. I don't have to stop in the middle of my Rythm to twist or cable or something. As a result, I did 2/3 of a sock in 5 days.

- Holey rib patterned socks. This pair is stalled at the first sock at the gusset decreases. The pattern sucks - I keep having to stop my rythm to lift the third stitch over the last two. It's a pain in the ass. One day I'll finish these socks. But not today.

- Nylon purse - this is my own pattern and is stalled on the second piece, mostly because I hate the slippery nylon yarn.

- 2 Velvet Oblivions (from Knitty) - I'm knitting one in Touch Me and another in hand-dyed Blue Heron Chenile. It's yummy. One of these will be a gift for my cousin (she cut and dyed my hair this summer, so it's payment).

- Sideways Socks Supreme - from Socks, Socks, Socks. These have been stalled at the 4th color stripe mostly because I've had more interesting things to knit.

This is kind of a boring post, I know, I know. I promise things will get better as I find my groove. I promise more goofyness, more content, more depth. More pictures. It will be yummy. So stick around.