Friday, March 18, 2005


Well, I've gone and done it -- set aside a URL to focus specifically on knitting and networking (knitworking?) so that this blog can become more of the general punkrustic bent, although I'm sure that there will be plenty of overlap. But until I get that set up, i'll continue to update here, but add Knitster to your list of things to read if you're interested. I've changed my work situation around so as to give me more time for turning hobbies into profitable enterprises, and we may be launching several punkrustic-themed 'zines in the coming months.

Currently, I'm about halfway up the front of the hoodie, and about 2 dozen rows into the tank top. This is going to be a big catchup weekend, so we'll get some pictures up!

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

damn sweater!

Although I don't think it's the sweater anymore. It's the fact that whenever I join a new yarn, some massive tragedy seems to hit the sweater. I have no idea where this hole in the 5th row of the ribbing came from. I dropped the stitches down to try and fix it, and it looks better, but it's still not right. I may need to redo it.

But the back is done, at least---this is starting the front!

The tank top is looking really nifty, but knitting up kind of slowly. I do hope that I can get some work done on it this weekend, mandated road trips aside.

Friday, March 11, 2005

One night standing...

So on my last night of class at Knit Happens, I learned a lot--how to ssk, sl1k1psso, yo, k1f&b, CABLE...

Aran, here I come.

I'm into my last inch on the back of the hoodie. The tank top I just pick up and knit from time to time. I'm starting to feel like this hobby is getting somewhere.

Like, addictive...

Monday, March 07, 2005


1. Frogged all 21 inches of the back of the sweater when I accidentally short-rowed and didn't catch it til three rows later. The more I looked at the sweater, the more mistakes I saw, and the more I understood the mistakes I had made, and ripped the whole thing up in frustration--so, two weeks later, after knitting two pairs of slippers and handling a bit of a life-crisis, I spent the weekend catching back up to where I was, and it looks much neater. I'm having trouble with the yarn, though, because I joined up the next ball and the colors don't seem to be the same, in spite of both coming from the same dye lot.

2. The second pair of slippers (pictures forthcoming) came out great. I added a fold-down cuff. The only thing that went wrong, aside from my not paying enough attention to the pattern and as such making some strange mistakes that worked out okay in the end but I don't care to repeat, was that the top seam of one slipper didn't hold during the felting process. I think I know what i did wrong there, though. Son wants a pair done in black. They are very easy, though. Yay!

3. My next project, since spring is coming, is going to be the Yarn Girl Tanks pattern featured in the free advertising section of Interweave Knits. I'm probably going to make it in lime green, although hot pink and hot purple are looking pretty good, too. I never in a million years thought I would wear these colors!