Saturday, April 21, 2007

Would you like some pi?

Well, the swatch blanket is on hold for now, because I've come up with a new project:

"But what is it?", you ask. A beret for Joseph Merrick? Girly dice bag from hell? A yarn pie?

You would be close with the last - it's the start of a blanket pattern I came up with based off of Elizabeth Zimmerman's Pi Shawl. I like the idea of knitting round things. And a round blanket would look very neat on a bed. Alas, I dove right into this one without thinking about color schemes, so it doesn't match my room. I'll probably have to do another one later that goes.

I'm knitting it out of kitchen cotton - maybe not the best choice, texture wise, but I'm planning to sew in a fleecy backing, and kitchen cotton always has the best colorways. I'm using coordinating variegated balls, so there will be stripes as it goes out towards the edge. Not really sure of the circumference right now - it's on 16" circs, but it's obviously outgrown them. I probably won't move up a length until the next increase round, however. For right now, tho, it doubles as a nifty carrying bag for my yarn and doodads!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Ok, so it's been a while. I'm an idiot and forgot my password, what can I say? So lets forget about that and get on with the WIPs! And they're especially geeky!

Firstly, what with OotP movie and Book 7 coming out this summer, we've got the obligatory Hogwarts sweater:


Closeup of the stripe:


I'm using the pattern from Hobbie's House of Wizard Wear using Cascade 220 - the only yarn I could find with an orange that was "bronzy" enough. So far it's going pretty well. I was stupid and didn't get the hanks wound into balls, tho, so this project won't be leaving the house any time soon. Tsk.

Next up, we've got a blanket based on the infamous Doctor Who scarf:


And of course, the main problem with any Doctor Who project, the ends:


There's a reason I don't plan to sell Who scarves...weaving all that in will be a bitch!

I'm also working on a swatch blanket, but that's in a lot of little pieces right now, so it's not being very photogenic. I'll have pictures once it actually is...