Monday, December 24, 2007

Mystery stitch in storebought sweater

Whatever this is, it's not in the Vogue Stitchionary.

Anyone have any ideas?

I had another thought about knitting recently (in the absence of interesting progress, my thoughts are all I've got for you). When I get done with the Hild sweater, I really might like to do some smaller pieces. Christmas got me thinking... despite my innate love of shiny wrapping paper, I've embraced the trend toward cloth bags and other reusable gift packaging like all the other good Cambridge yuppies. Maybe for next Christmas I'll knit up some CD or DVD cozies that are meant as gift wrap. That would be a nice way to swatch while getting something sort of cool and useful out of it. Lace patterns would have to be lined, but that's the only downside I can see.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Space invaders scarf!

Ah, who could fail to love this!?

Honestly, the old-school gaming systems are the only thing that make me AT ALL interested in colorwork. I'd like to ask what this says about me, but, alas, I'm already clear on that. :)

What other games, error messages, etc, would be good for knitting up, I wonder?

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Progress, Grumperina style

Knit two, purl two, knit two, purl two... repeat forever. I'm knitting continental, so I find the ribbing pretty easy (and a lot of fun), but progress is slow enough that I can't bring myself to spend rare, precious knitting time on anything besides this. I'm turning out to be a pretty monogamous knitter.

I found it wasn't all that hard to make a schematic to color in, starting with the bitmaps the Sweater Wizard will export and going from there. And so, here's my progress on the Hild pieces!