2006-03-19

The Whitehorse Hickey Hider, otherwise known as a bit of a screw-up

Most of the time, the digital camera 'round these parts is used to take photographs of this kind of thing:

Snowy Trees

Or of this type of activity:

More pre-party good times

Or it's used to take short videos of people (like my idiot boyfriend) skiing or snowboarding off of cliffs.

But one day I borrowed the camera, and took this photograph:

Whitehorse Hickey Hider

That's my qiviut neckwarmer, about three rows away from being cast-off. I have cast off, and did start to attach the buttons... but have discovered that the fancy caribou antler buttons I bought for this project are too big and heavy. So in frustration I abandoned the neckwarmer (known to myself as the Whitehorse Hickey Hider for completely inappropriate reasons) and I try not to think about it.

2005-12-23

Qiviut Scarf


Qiviut Scarf Blocked (Close-Up)
Originally uploaded by noricum.

I'm now done my scarf. Yay! (Just in time!)

For more photos and a longer post, click here to see the post at my blog.

2005-12-18

Qiviut Scarf Progress


Qiviut Scarf Progress
Originally uploaded by noricum.

I made a lot of progress today... 7 repeats! I'm hoping to finish before Christmas. I'm giving it to my grandma.

2005-10-22

Mitts



I also had a change in plans. After completing the qiviut cap kit using the Flowers Along the Path pattern, I didn't like it. The yarn is not stretchy and the cap didn't fit well. I frogged it and instead used the Flowers pattern to make mitts. These I'm happy with and they will get some use as we try to set the thermostat a little lower this winter. The next time I invest in qiviut it will be the laceweight for something luxurious.

Kristen



2005-10-15

Here's a picture of my baby cap. The color didn't come out right, but the I think the stitches show up OK. I started with a pattern from Home Spun, Hand Knit but I didn't want to put marker between every repeat on the sides of the cap, so I added a purl stitch instead. This made the design look more like ribbing than the original. So far, I like it.



Donna

2005-10-05

Daisy Meadow Scarf Update


I completed the first 51 rows of the scarf, thereby completing chart 1. The pattern is a lot of fun. I find myself singing the pattern as I go along. I don't have a particular tune and the singing is done in private to protect the innocent. I can not carry a tune worth a darn!

Robin

2005-10-02

!!!

Ye gods. What's this? A post from the world's worst knit-along hostess?

Yup. You bet.

Finally.

First off, note the updated participants list over on the right-hand side. I'll keep working on it tonight and dig through my old emails from people to look for blogs and things to link to. If you'd like to be linked to something, and I haven't done it, or if you don't like how I've listed your name, just send me an email and let me know. Harassing emails usually work (thank you for not sending me any this past month).

So, my crazy September. All in one month, I started my master's degree at the U of A in Edmonton, I decided not to do my PhD next year but instead to take some time off, I broke up with the guy I'd been dating for almost a year, I changed the way I eat and every once in a while thought about the fact that I might be in love with my friend James (I agreed to knit a sweater for him, which is a sign of... something [it's also a sign of something that he asked me to make it]). It's been exciting.

Things are calming down, though, hence the participants list and a post.

I bought myself a skein of lace weight qiviut when I was in Whitehorse at the end of the summer. It is deliciously soft and very thin. I thought I'd make a neck warmer out of it (to be called The Whitehorse Hickey Hider [don't ask]) but I think it might be too light to hold its shape properly. At the moment I'm just in the process of winding it into a ball. I don't have a swift or ball winder, and I don't have anyone around to hold the skein for me, so I'm winding it off of the back of a chair, which is proving to be... a little frustrating. It's a little bit of a tangle and I'm working on it in short doses so that I don't get frustrated. I also have about three projects on the needles and another three besides the qiviut waiting in the wings, so it might be slow winding...

Please keep posting; it's so much fun to read about what people are making.