Monday, August 21, 2006

Productive!

That's my weekend in one word. Not only did I make vocabulary flash cards for the GRE, bake cookies, go grocery shopping, and take my dad shopping, but I also finished three projects! Woo-hoo!

Friday night I hunkered down and wove in all of the ends on the Rebecca tank. I even looked up the complete name of the garment: Sweater with Lengthways and Crossways Ribs. I love all of the literal pattern names in this issue of Rebecca (I don'’t have others to compare) , but this one is my favorite! Check it out!


Rebecca Tank

Specs: Rebecca magazine'’s Sweater with Lengthways and Crossways Ribs from issue 25. 1.75 balls of Sirdar Breeze in light green. 3.5mm needles.

and from the side




On Saturday, I washed the tank in the washer and set it out to dry. I celebrated the completion of one project by pulling out the supplies for another (Christmas stocking for nephew #2), and considered whether to cast on for something completely new, or finish up the Jaywalkers. Unable to decide, I chose option number three: make a dish cloth.

dish cloth
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Mock-Woven Tea Towel from Jimsy L Design. 1 ball Sugar and Cream cotton in the brightest colorway in the store. US7 needles.

The other day, I bought a few balls of kitchen cotton with the intention of making some dish cloths. What I love best about making dish cloths, is that I feel more freedom in color choice. I mean, the chances of my wearing lime green and yellow together are slim to none, but they make perfect sense for a dust rag.

Now here it is Sunday (I won'’t be able to upload this until tomorrow), and I found myself face to face with my lonely last Jaywalker. So, I finished that up, too!

Jaywalkers

Grumperina's Jaywalkers using Opal Rainforest yarn in Tiger. US1 needles.

I've said it before, and I'’ll say it again... these are the most comfortable socks I own. They are so snug! I love the wild pattern of the yarn, and it also feels nice. Modifications include changing the kfb for the increase portion to a lifted bar increase on each side, short row heel and short row toe (my first!). I have so much of the yarn left over, I'’m going to try to squeeze a baby hat out of it to donate to the hospital. Donating newborn hats is something I have always meant to do, but never got around to. Do you think the hospital would use such an unconventional colorway?

Word is there will be Internet access in my apartment at the end of this week! Will this translate into more updates? Tune in!

8 comments:

Becky said...

Wow, wow, WOW. It came out fabulous! It looks far better on you than on the model in the magazine. Very nice color, too. I think the pattern texture shows up more in the color you chose than in white. Bravo!

Pioggia said...

Hey, most moms I ask say they are tired of the blue/pink monochromatic gifts, so I'm sure anyone would welcome a tiger baby hat. That is a fabulous tank, you did a great job.

Siow Chin said...

You look really cool in this tank! I love how the clean simple design looks.

Stacey said...

Great socks! (and the tank is great too!) - all the Rebecca's name their patterns like that - it's pretty funny!

I know our hospital only takes 100% acrylic items for washability and allergy issues for babies....

Michelle said...

Great tiger socks! I did exactly the same thing you're thinking of - I knit a baby hat out of tiger leftovers! You can see them here:
http://www.blog-o-rama.blog-city.com/snowball_effect.htm

I have a ball of Opal Zebra stripe yarn, too...maybe I'll use that for Jaywalkers?

salamander said...

that tank is SO COOL LOOKING. great job :-)

Marlena said...

Michelle, I got the idea to use my Tiger yarn from seeing a pair of Jaywalkers done with the Zebra stripe. They looked awesome!

Here's a link: http://autoscopia.com/amelia/archives/2006/06/caution_zebra_c.html

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