Thursday, January 31, 2008
Once I got the bottom of the bag together, thank you Jody. The rest has been pretty straight forward so far. And I think it is pretty funky. I am already planning a few more as gifts.
I'm still chugging away at the I-cord. I debated using 10.5 double-points because I didn't buy size-10 double points, but I ended up using my circulars instead. It's just irritating, having to slide the three stitches back and forth, which is why the cord isn't done yet.
I have a front-load machine so I don't know when I'm going to get this felted. I keep debating between the laundromat and a neighbor's machine.
One last thing: see how my stitches make those weird lines instead of Vs? That happens to me too often. Does anyone know how to stop it?
Here is my yarn. The red is a bit off thanks to the flash on my camera. The red is Cascade Eco+ and the gray is Cascade Ecological wool (same brand the colors are just given a slightly different name). This is an Aran weight yarn and rather unprocessed. It has more of a sheepy smell than I am used to and is on the scratchy side.
Here is the base of my bag. I knew this would turn out smaller than the pattern since I am using a slightly lighter yarn so I doubled the number of main color rows on the bottom and widened the base a bit.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I am still waiting for the yarn to arrive. Twiddle, twiddle, twiddle some more. I have a feeling it is in the group of packages that got delivered next door, but of course the neighbors aren't home, despite my peeping Tom-like surveillance of their driveway. Why the nice delivery man didn't just LEAVE THE PACKAGES on the front porch like he always does is beyond me, perhaps because it was a nice sunny day instead of raining.
Anyway, please please post pictures! I want to see your colors! And drool just a little bit...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
But, just because I'm not casting on shouldn't keep you from doing so. So go forth and knit on the Fibonacci Bag!
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Is this Very Bad? Can I justify my actions by arguing that it's no different than going to the library and photocopying the directions from the books? Should I buy the books on principle, because the knitting designers need the money a LOT more than the famous comic-strip author?
And does it affect our project decision, knowing that the carried-away directions don't require a book purchase after all?