Tuesday, September 20, 2005

I've already hit a bump in the road with my scarf, and I haven't even started yet. I was charting out the letters I want to use, but I couldn't make them look right until I shaved them down to 15 stitches wide. That's not good, considering the skull pattern is 31 stitches. I'd have to do intarsia, and I'm still a little too overwhelmed to try it.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Yay, I finally started a knitting blog. I was going to hold off since I don't have a way to post pictures at the moment (my husband lost the cable that connects the digital camera to the computer), but I decided to go ahead.

Right now I'm actually pretty mad at knitting. >< I've been trying to knit a simple purse. It's really easy-mostly stockinette stictch and some really easy increases and decreases-but for some reason it won't knit up correctly. I don't know if maybe there's a mistake in the pattern or what. At first I thought that because I'm using cheap, Wal-Mart bought acrylic yarn it wasn't working correctly, but the person who wrote the pattern made one in the same type yarn I'm using and it's fine. I'm really disappointed, because although the yarn is cheap, it's really pretty colored. I wish LionBrand Wool-Ease came in nice varigated colors.

Anyway, since the purse isn't going well, I'm going to try out an illusion scarf. I found a pattern online for a skull and crossbones illusion, so I'm am going to have one on each end of the scarf and have it say "Bunny" on both sides as well.