Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Ya Win Some, Ya Lose Some

But let's start with the winning.

#1: School is over and done with. Yay!

#2: The yarn I dyed with the Easter egg dyes finally spoke to me (after I'd wound it into a ball and swatched), so it is well on its way.

Right now it looks like this:


I'm knitting them both toe-up, from either end of the ball, because I didn't have much of a good idea how much yarn there was, or how much these little socks would take. I'm using Wendy's Generic Toe-Up Sock Pattern, modified for 36 stitches around. Let's just say they're going quickly!

I'm having trouble getting the colors to photograph correctly, but I'll give it a better try when the slippers are actually done.

... and now it's on to the losing.

#1: Witness my shower.


See all those parts laying around, that are supposed to be attached to the shower? Yeah. Yeah. They were supposed to have fixed it today, but I doubt they're coming now. Thankfully I can take a shower elsewhere, but this is kind of a pain in the ass in the meantime.

#2: Remember that Gossamer Ruffle Shawl? Well, at about 500 stitches into the last increase row to make it 1760... I ran out of yarn. I have to knit over 1000 more stitches, and bind everything off. And I don't have any more yarn. I hate you, Karabella shawl pattern.


Dove Knits said...

Ok, the shawl thing? Literally made me gasp on your behalf. So did the shower thing.

The sock thing, on the other hand, is looking quite good. Great colors.

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