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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

No, I'm Not Knitting A Tropical Sea Monster...

It does look like one though, doesn't it? This is the start of Picovoli which I decided to make to wear to MDS&W. I'm knitting it out of KnitPicks Shine in Sky with the picots in Green Apple (the red is just a provisional cast on - but I do like the way it looks). Once I stitch the edgings down I'll be left with the little picot bumps in green at all the edges of the blue tee shirt. I'm really excited about how this is looking so far. The Green Apple decided to give me a bit of a challenge - when I pulled the end of the ball out of its middle, I didn't just get a small bit of yarn to sort through to find the end. I got what I fondly refer to as "Yarn Puke." Half the ball came out the middle and it was so twisted around itself that it took me over an hour to sort it out. Thankfully Ramius didn't try to help since he was busy taming some knitting needles that were up to no good. Once I got past the Green Apple's attempted sabotage (c'mon, I've got 10 days left. Its going to take more than some yarn puke to thwart my fashion plans for Maryland) the knitting started moving along pretty well. I figure if I knit 3 inches or so a day, that should give me plenty of time to do the picots on the sleeves and get all the hems stitched down. By the way, just in case you were wondering, I did do a gauge swatch so theoretically, I'm safe from Gauge issues. Hopefully it won't look like a tropical sea monster next time it makes a blog appearance!


Blogger Stuntmother said...

It looks beautiful. I really like Shine and have been considering knitting Alison's Nothing but a T-shirt (or whatever that's called) from it.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous katie said...

Be careful with Shine - it grows a lot when washed. I did the mistake of not swatching before and well, I'm one sweater out now.

8:56 AM  
Blogger emy said...

Yarn puke is never fun. I always try to inch 2 fingers into the middle and give it a slight swirl before pulling out a tiny bunch -- usually works!

(PS. I know this sound R-rated but this is the way I handle my yarn.)

10:32 PM  

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