Sunday, January 29, 2006

Hey Look, Panta Take 1

Panta: A "Brazilian" Headband from a Finnish Pattern:

Here we have my lovely metal mixing bowl to model the headband that, unfortunately DID NOT FIT...(sigh). Made from Cascade 220 on US 5s (as the pattern recommended). But yes, Cascade 220 was not the correct yarn for the needle size, I am chastened, worry not. I've long ago lost the color lot info, and keep telling everyone it's a Burgundy/black combination, I apologize, next time I promise I'll be better with those pesky tags. Here's a view of the back:
A close-up for the detail-seekers:

A fun and fast knit. I have purchased some Noro for my US 5s to try again. Not to mention I'm going to follow Deceptively Packaged's advice and cut some inches from the total circumference to take into effect the whole stretching ability that wool has.

Pattern was from you kinda have to search it. I think I may have ended up Googling it for a clear, English "interpretation" rather than straight translation.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Pre Bloggin' Pics

Here's a collection of stuff I've made Pre-Blog. If you're familiar with my ramblings, umm, you've seen all of these. Sorry, had to start somewhere :).

Garter Stitch Scarf
One Garter Stitch Scarf, straight from the pages of the Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework, Copyright 1979. Not that I knit it back then...more like 2003ish/2004. It's the only one around to photograph as its twin is, hopefully, somewhere in Seattle enjoying the cool evenings and the nightlife with Tim. It's been so long that I don't know what yarn it was made from, something tweedy in a green with lots of speckled tidbits of colored fluff and sometimes some bits of oh, grass and twigs...anyone familiar with it? I do know I used US 4 needles and went through 1.5 balls of whatever "tweedy" yarn it was.

Striped Beanies
This little trio was my first stint at hat making. No, I did not knit them in the round. I used my very first pair of straight bamboo US2s and Lorna's Laces Sock yarn in (from front to back) pinstripe, layette, and safari. For (from front to back) my nephew, niece, and Andy. It was tons of fun to figure out the beanie pattern. I based it on an Ice Breaker hat that Tim brought home from one of his many Santa Cruz excursions. Unfortunately he went off to New York before I finished "deconstructing" it (in my head as he would have KILLED me had I come near to it with anything sharp or pointy), so I kinda just guessed as I went along.

Here's one of the hats "in action." Andy wearing his on the trip up Half Dome in Yosemite.

Striped Beanie, the Last

Last of the "hat" series. This one in "camouflage" for my older brother.

This ends our sojourn into the pre-blogging finished objects gallery. Join us next time for some cutting and pasting of a couple Blogged about finished objects. But soon, oh so very soon, some never before seen pictures of an FO, promise.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Following the Leader

Hi, yes, Tactless here, I decided to jump on this whole "picture blog" bandwagon before someone took the name :). What can I say, I'm honest. I'm far too ill to begin transferring pictures today, but know that in the not-so-far-off-future, this will be the home of my finished, um, creations. Yes, that sounds good. Now is the time for some good strong sleep medication so my body can heal. Yesssss.