Monday, January 08, 2007

Pirates and Resolutions

Thanks for all the kind comments on the weekender! I've tried to email everyone personally, but all emails are showing up as "noreply." In any case - thanks!

I know I'm a couple days behind New Years for this, but I've been whittling down my resolutions for the upcoming year. So, here are my five knitterly resolutions for '07.

1. Get comfy with making my own mods for a better fit.
2. Only make projects that I know I will wear.
3. Make a fair isle sweater - perhaps a Dale...
4. Do a little designing of my own.
5. Be a better blogger!

And just for kicks, a few non-knitting related resolutions:
1. Keep challenging myself with sewing, I'm seeing some quilting in the near future.
2. Stay consistent with running - maybe another marathon?
3. Keep in better touch with my friends! (I say this every year).

Okay, that's all the housekeeping for today. Now onto a finished object from (gasp!) last year.
WE CALL THEM PIRATES


(fluff courtesy of 50% Alpaca)
ARrrrr!!!
Yarn. Berrocco Ultra Alpaca, 1/2 skein each black and natural


Needles. Size 3 Clover Bamboo 16" circs, Size 3 Bryspun dpns, Size 2 Susan Bates 16" circs.
Mods. Subbed yarn, used larger needles for lining.
(you can see the join in the back, there)

Dates Knitted. December 29 to December 31.
Comments. This pattern rules. So quick and addicting watching the little skulls come alive (ha ha). The yarn was a little 'eh for me. It's soft enough that I thought it would be an appropriate lining yarn (not the best idea, not the worst. a little itchy, but no so much I can't wear the hat). Great yardage, though, I can make a whole other hat (or mittens!).

And for those of you who like this sort of thing: the inner workings.

That's all for tonight. More pics of Beau need taking before I can post that FO, I started a secret project (oooohh!!) and bought yarn for some hot Eunny Jang colorwork projects. Oh, and I finished a marble arch sock.