Wednesday, March 30, 2005

99 bottles of beer on the wall... I finally got off my lazy @$$ and took some photos.
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These are the beer cozies that I made for my friend Aaron. I think they're a little small though. I tested them on a bottle of Keith's India Pale Ale and they fit okay, but I don't know how well they'll do for fatter bottles. Plus it was hard doing the letters with pseudo-intarsia (at least I think that's what it's called). I never knew how much slack to leave. As a result, the middle part isn't all that stretchy. But oh well. They're mostly just a novelty anyway.

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And here's that shawl I'm working on. As you can see, it's taking me quite a long time. But I'm happy with the way things look. Boy, it's SOOO much easier when I use stitch markers. Lace can be a bit of a pain though. Plus the Kidslik is so darn thin. On the upside, the shawl feels sinfully soft!


Adrienne said...

What fun-looking beer cozies! They look like they could also double as wrist-warmers, too. =)

I love the lace pattern on the shawl, it looks really really pretty so far. I'm sure your progress will get much faster as you decrease stitches. And there's still over a month before Mother's day! =P

Karen said...

Hey, yeah! You're right! they could be wrist warmers too! Not sure if they would fit my friend though. I always have a hard time gauging how wide guy's wrists are. And Jamie isn't exactly the best person for me to test on.

And you're right that the shawl is going faster with the decreases. But you get so much mileage out of one ball of the Kidsilk (I've only just finished the first ball!), and the pattern calls for I think I still have a ways to go!