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December 1, 2006

I’m joining up.


What are you projects for this knitalong?  In an ideal world, I would design and make a simple hat.  With matching mittens.  Maybe a sweater.  HA!  And I told my sister I would make her some endpaper mitts from Eunny.  So I have lots of ideas, with nothing set in stone yet.  After I get some Christmas gifties out of the way, I’ll see how the spirit moves me.

Is this your first colorwork project?  If it isn’t, what was your first and has it survived the test of time?  My first colorwork project was We Call Them Pirates from Hello Yarn.  I finished it back in August.  I really really liked knitting it, but it came out a little wonky.  It’s a little small on Jerry.  I’m not going to redo it, but I want to make future projects turn out better.  I get more comfortable with the technique with each project (though I still am a novice) and for me, the whole knitting with two hands thing is invigorating.  Like a drug invigorating.  I stay up past my bedtime when I’m knitting stranded stuff.  One more row…one more row…

(p.s. This is terrible, but for me to seriously consider a knitalong, then the button HAS to be good.  Like the socktoberfest beer sock.  I didn’t even finish any socks during socktoberfest!  How lame-o am I?  Anyway, I absolutely love the little inside-out button for the Stranded Knitalong.)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Lisa S. permalink
    December 2, 2006 12:18 am

    You are too funny. Seriously, the button? Besides, you know your colorwork rocks…giants hats, cabbage leave hats?

    I bow down to the HP Knitter!

  2. December 10, 2006 7:39 pm

    Hey there! I’ve just joined as well, and have We Call Them Pirates in the wings for my SECOND stranded knit. I have no experience with the two-handed method. Did you teach yourself, or did you have someone show you?

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