Tuesday, September 15, 2009

i will not be defeated

I've been plugging away at my garment.. Mariposa a tank top and as of last night I'm down to a bare few inches left to be completed.
the most pain in the ass part is doing bust darts when you haven't done them before. perhaps not the best thing for a beginner but its done and over with fugly or not i fucking finished.
once i get the top ends done i will take new pics and do the weaving in of the ends and be done damn it.

so dear turquoise microspun how you tormented me for the past 3 years go screw yourself i won dammit.

and i'll be using you again soon enough

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Popping the garment cherry

i'm making my first real wearable. right now its probably 20% done, i have 5 inches of the front made, 5 inches on a back panel and the straps are already completed.
its taken me 3 years to make something for me that i can wear not just use...i made the 8ft scarf, winter set to go with it and all of the pieces were lost/destroyed, a knit shawl that i dont have a lot of use for. then i did a 10 square swap(the 11th person bailed so she gets nothing from me) eventually i will add on square of my own or just really big effin strips of stuff that i can seam togehter.
so now i've managed to learn to do left leaning decreases(obviously i know what and how to do right leaning lol) i know i hate seed stitch with a blood fucking passion first run of it on the tanktop i'm doing and it almost was ribbing cause i cant keep remembering k,p,k,p and p,k,p,k fubared it a few times. and definetly dont attempt that in the dark again or after a beer lol.
in a week i'll be knitting with my mom again for a 9 day vacation i'm so ready for it
on that note my lil man is up and i need to change him

Saturday, May 30, 2009

focus people focus i haz it

ok my blog here has been lacking i wasnt focused enough to concentrate on knitting anything for friends or myself. i bo'd my last swap related project which still hasnt made it to the post office yet.
since then i have made 2 barbie dresses, cast on for a pair of yoga socks and started the straps for a shirt by the name of mariposa
as of currently my sock is 1/2 done and with another one to go and i'm only a few inches into the strap but its better than going oh i want to make this and i have the yarn but i've got to finish something else first
now i suffer from omgiwannamakethat- itis its prolly an incurable disease but treated by being broke and not able to afford the yarns lol.

in that said back to Knitty.com and the instructions for mariposa