06 October 2009

Willoughby!

Here is my latest finished project. Made for me (aren't I selfish! ha ha) I knitted this with a cheap acrylic yarn since I am allergic to wool. I do like the yarn, but the scarf probably would have been nicer had I used a good wool - the acrylic doesn't block very well. At least I can wear this as much as I want with no rash!
This pattern was also by Jared Flood, who wrote the Girasole pattern I did last. This I found much harder. There was just no way to memorize the pattern, so it took a bit more time than I originally thought. And, I learned to do bobbles! I also had to do a provisional cast on. That in itself was not bad, it was taking out the cast on and picking up the live stitches nearly did me in!
Can't wait to start something new, though. Had planned on starting a lace project using actual lace-weight yarn (this was DK weight), but can't seem to get the yarn I order to actually make it to me. Darn military APO boxes!!!
Oh- and would someone PLEASE teach me how to load the pictures in the order I want.... they never seem to come up right and I can't manage to move them around properly.




















12 comments:

Tina said...

So, I realize that my back yard is a huge mess.. don't judge me... it is very frequently much tidier than that... but as i have 4 kids that like to play outside it is often in the state you see there. (though I will take credit for the dead hanging baskets in the background... I am awaiting some winter plants to nice them up again!)

Meagan said...

I load the pictures backwards.... It seems to work, though really can mess with your head....

Nice work, I really like it. Your talent has really blossomed. Keep up the good work and you'll be catching up to Marie in no time....

Marie said...

Gorgeous! You're amazing! How did you like doing the bobbles? I made some on a sweater jacket and I thought they were quite tedious. That's great that you learned the provisional cast on! It's a very useful technique to know. I've run into a few patterns in which it's not called for (probably to keep the pattern more simplified) but if used, makes the end product better because you eliminate an unnecessary seam.

About the pictures, uploading backwards works well, as Meagan pointed out. Also, you can click on the "edit HTML" view of your post and cut and paste the picture where you want. You'd have to go back and forth from the "preview" view to see where the pictures are though. Hope that helps.

What's up with the boxes not getting to you? Does that only happen when companies sent you packages? Would it work better if one of us ordered the yarn and then mailed it to you?

Playing Sublimely said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and giving me some suggestions! I know how precious your time is and I appreciate your thoughts!
PS-That scarf is a beauty and you are amazing at what you do!!!

Joanna said...

Wow! It's lovely. I am just floored by this stuff you're making.

Patti said...

Oh Tina! It turned out fabulously, but you SO cheated having K model it when you clearly stated it was for YOU! I can't seem to find the book I bought for making H's sweater, so I'm dead in the water with that project. Once I sort out that sock, I am going to try and catch up with you!

Leah said...

so beautiful!!

Leah said...

There seems to be an "updated editor" that makes it easier to put the pictures in order. I have been using it, but I'm not sure if each person needs to select that in the settings seperately.

Joanna said...

Really? 'Cause I don't have any options for "updated editor". Am I not cool enough?

Johanna said...

Okay, I have also been really frustrated with putting pictures on the blog posts (obviously not on this blog... :) ), so I went to check out what Leah said about the updated editor. It rocks! I was confused at first because I uploaded three pictures to my most recent post at The Jos Know, and it only inserted one of them; but then when I clicked on the "upload picture" icon again, there they all were waiting for me to put them in where I wanted them! I could drag them around, change for each picture whether it was on left, right, or center and all sorts of stuff. You should all check it out on your dashboard and change your setting to be the updated editor. There is a link on the Basic Settings page where you can look and see the features included so that you know what to do with the new format.

Joanna said...

I found the updated editor but it won't upload any of my photos. I tried to upload 5 and they all failed. Call me Frustrated.

Johanna said...

Dear Frustrated,

Blogger clearly doesn't like you. You should sue.

Sincerely,

Litigation Happy J.

:)