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Branching Out

The commute’s got to be used for something.  Here ya go:

On the bus ride home, a bump jolted the stitches off my needle once.  I’m not too happy with the evenness of the edges so I may try to reblock it.

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I have something for you.

After deciding that this scarf’s previous incarnation just didn’t appeal to me, I opted to try this simple pattern from Tata and Tatao: http://www.tata-tatao.to/knit/e-index.html.  I’d been avoiding the 1×1 rib because the switching between knit and purl sounded slow.  But man…the smoothness of the baby alpaca and the mindlessness made this project a pleasant accompaniment to catching up on old anime.

After only my second day at work, this is rather close to how I feel:

Droopy, relaxed, just out of the shower and looking forward to shape up for a new day.  Let’s hope I don’t shed as much as the alpaca…

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Floating

Now that I’ve whisked off to spend some time with my family, my yarn must sit with my roommate.  Sad sad sad, the cathedral afghan did not muster up the energy to tag along.

But some skeins did manage to hang on to my luggage, and they passed the 6-hour ride home doing this:

I do hope the three skeins will last the scarf.  I wanted to try length-wise stripes, but threw in basketweave to make it a little interesting.  Interesting in the good way, but I should have thought enough to place the knit-purl change off away from the color change.  Having both changes coincide takes longer (more switching to front or back) and makes it easier for the skeins to tangle.

This move also means that, for the next few weeks, this blog is at the mercy of my sister’s camera.

Exams and homework give way to getting not only my yarn but myself out of unemployment.  Also in the meantime, I’ll be doodling and staying happy as a bookworm.

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Bulge

The dreaded sewing.  I didn’t have a tapestry needle nor the patience to wait for one, so I grabbed a crochet hook and started stitching:

Depending on whether it’s attached from the front or the back, the fabric either pops out or sinks in.  I kinda like the dimensionality, but I guess we should stick to one or the other.

At this rate, the afghan will reach completion in–oh, say, 4 years?

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It is surprisingly comfy.

Today marks the debut of KnitPicks yarn in Misa’s stash.  The colors are a bit off from both the catalog and the site’s pics, but that doesn’t dash any plans.

The cathedral afghan grows.

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More Skeletons

Thought you’d never see the light of day, did you, poor little afghan in progress?

Would anyone like to join me in sending this afghan to crochet heaven?  I’m setting my deadline for the time I leave my college town.

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We refer to the shawl, not Misa’s photography unskills. What’s wrong with this picture?

The Answers:

I ran out of yarn.

But here’s a more serious error:

Can you see the little bumps on the right fabric? The left part was done right, but when I charted the pattern, I just mirrored half of the pattern so it would match on both sides. Silly silly. There’s a reason that the author omitted the “chain 5” in one of the rows.

I’m leaning towards tehcorc/frogging, but we’ll see till I get more yarn.

In the meantime, it fits my chair not so badly:

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