Saturday, October 02, 2004

Great party!!

Okay...I just got home from the book party for Amy Singer's new book 'Knit Wits'. And I have to say that I had a really fun time. The book is absolutely fab. The designs are so cute (hello, ice cream tub cozy and yoga mat holder?) and I just want to make one of everything in the book!! A lot of the designers were there and I got them to autograph their patterns. They had all sorts of wicked door prizes too (knitting pattern-a-day calendar...dangerous...), but being the unlucky chump that I am, I didn't win anything. But I did get to chat with a lot of amazingly creative and super nice knitsters, and make some new friends. And here's a little something special for you, Adrienne...

I also bought some Noro Shinano to make a scarf for my dad for Christmas. I'm going to give that pattern you gave me a try. Hopefully I won't screw it up too badly. I'll post a pic when I get further into it.

Speaking of screwing up, here's a picture of the first ear flap to my kitty hat. Can you tell me if you think it looks weird? I thought I was having issues when I was making it, but I'm so spacey right now that it kinda looks okay right now. I don't know...I must be going insane or something. But I figure that I should probably seek some advice now before I get too far on that foot-long I-cord.


Adrienne said...

Oooh, book party, how exciting! It sounds like you had a super-fabulous time. I can't wait to take a look at that book, I'll probably sneak a peek if I see it around Boston soon (ice cream tub cozy?!?). And thanks so much for getting Amy to autograph a copy for me! =)

Good luck with the scarf, the pattern is really simple and easily memorized once you get into it, I promise! I can send you a pic of mine if you like, but I'm not going to post one here.

It's sort of hard to see the stitches on your ear flap, but I can tell you that when I did my first flap I started getting into mini stockinette-like sections due to my decreasing screwing up the seed stitch. Does it look like that on your ear flaps too? I decided to think "backwards" from the middle of the flap on my decrease rows to determine when to knit and purl to maintain the seed, which often resulted in my knitting the edge stitch "wrong" (i.e. a knit when it should have been a purl), but since it's the edge you can't really tell. Does that make any sense to you?

Karen said...

Yes! That is exactly the problem I was having! I have little stocking stitch sections in there. But they all end up on the edge, so it almost looks like a border. I'm too lazy to frog it and try it again, so I'll just have to make the same 'mistakes' on the other side :P

And the Noro scarf is going well. I haven't finished the first short row section yet, but I can now see where things are going. I'm quite liking it ^_^