Monday, March 21, 2005

Stripes!


The London beanie, about 70% complete
Originally uploaded by panopticon.

Now, I know all you Knitting Mavens out there are going to snicker at this, but I'm doing a little happy dance tonight because I finished the stripes on my London beanie.

The colors of the photograph are way off, it's really deep blue with a gray stripe. I would adjust the colors and such, but that's what I do all day and, frankly, Daddy is tired.

As an added bonus, the beanie is posing on the lid of the newly finished portfolio case you've all heard too much about.

And yeah, the damn thing's on a circular needle now. The previous attempt on dpn's got frogged (again) when I screwed up the counting (again) and messed up the ribbing (again).

I don't think it was the dpn's, so much as the fact that I was knitting rather late at night, but it's easier to blame the equipment, isn't it?

Soon I'll face the ultimate decision: To mount a propeller on top, or no?

On iTunes right this minute: Bessie Smith, "You Been a Good Ol' Wagon, Daddy, But You Done Broke Down"

11 comments:

Henry the Cat ;-) said...

Eeee! Both look wonderful! You industrious little thing, you.

Felicia said...

Those stripes are awesome. I like the colors, too.

Uh, you could put the propeller on top, but then I'd have to call it your
"Spanky" beanie!!!

leah said...

*bah-hahaha* Sorry, "'Spanky' beanie" totally threw off my thought process and I forgot what I was really goign to say.

Jon said...

I like the hat....It will look cute on your little head....

Rachel said...

I am placing my vote in favor of the propeller.

markknitz said...

don't you love changing colors!!! i like the propellor idea too, but it depends on how much you plan to actually wear the hat. and where. and dpn's are not your enemy. they just take some getting used to. but i know what you mean. i was working on a hat in these really chunky yarn on 10'1/2 dpns. nightmare. wouldn't stay on. and i put it aside. that's what happens.

MarQ1 said...

Congrats. The hat and the stripes look really good.
Can we see more of the portfolio case?
Re; Knitting. I'm the opposite. My circs work looks like hell (bad tension), but the dpn's are fine.
What is your iTunes trying to tell us?

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