Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Orange You Glad I'm Back

When we last left our intrepid heroine, she had just been shat upon by a bird. The following day was spent in the fowl (hee) clutches of the avian stomach flu. Then other stuff happened.

Namely, lots and lots of procrastination. Time that should have been spent on school work was instead spent creating these.

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Clockwise from top: 6 stitch cable, i-cord, diamond shape made with purls, seed stitch, yarn overs, horseshoe cable, 2x2 ribbing, increases and decreases.
Yarns: Lamb's Pride Bulky in Orange You Glad (which I totally stole for the title), WoolEase Thick and Quick in Pumpkin, CottonEase in Pineapple.

And these.
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Scarf from SWTC Soy Silk dyed with Kool-aid. Headband from Garnstudio's Aurora Silke-Tweed in the oh-so-orange shade of 20 with a 6 stitch cable.

Apparently my Project Spectrum plan of one knitting technique a month has gone completely out the window. Because, seriously, how many scarves does one girl need? Especially in Arizona. And I just cut a large amount of hair off my head so headbands are no longer a necessity. Hats; see scarves. I've run out of both small projects and the ability to postpone gratification. Now I just have to decide on a big project...

Of course, I still have two weeks of mind-melting school left. I should probably postpone all major decision until after Friday next. Or I could end up with something only suitable for the pages of You Knit What?

Plus, I haven't actually knit a hat yet.


Amy O'Neill Houck said...

Love your swatches! Orange is such a great color--can't wait to see what you make next!

SheCrochets said...

So bright and springy! Good luck on your "big" project... I have been trying to talk myself into a knit sweater... it's a big commitment, though!

Ashley said...

You're a very intrepid knitter. All your stuff looks great. Still so jealous of your crochet ability. I was too chicken to try cables till I'd been needling about 3 years. Now that I know they really are easier than they look, I love them!

Oh, and I vote for a "New Hair Photo" post.

Luscious Gracious said...

You are a knitter!
You are a Knitter!
You are a KNITTER!!!!!
A Knit-a with the best haircut ever!
Come and take some yarn, please.
Hey, did we mention how happy we are that the world's best crochet artist is bi?