Wednesday, September 14, 2005


Take one shein of inexpensive variegated yarn (Bernat Aspen in Violet Meadow colorway, a mixture of lavender, lilac, 2 shades of green, and navy) and knit it in the round on 40 stitches, you get this:

Take the same yarn, cast on 80 stitches and knit in the round, you get this:


Knit it flat (back and forth) and get something entirely different!

I know that many knitters don't like the pooling and puddling that hand painted and variegated yarns make, but I think some of the patterns are kind of neat!

And I've made some nice progress on the lacey shrug:

I'm estimating that I am about 1/4 of the way to the opposite cuff. Those ovals are the center motif. I may be tempted to keep this one for me! Nah!

This just in:

Guess what I found!!! In the least likely of spots, of course, in my WIP "tub"--the missing IK Summer '02!

That's the one that had the Victorian Christmas stocking pattern.

The one that a couple of you kind folks helped me finish the toe patterning of!

That would be the stocking that took a second place at the fair.


I knew it would turn up!

i love the puddling myself, and sometimes go for it intentionally. my son has a sweater (that i have to frog, he's gotten too tall, lol, this time i'm knitting it top down so i can add on) that is red/white/blue (yes, it's red heart, i can't stand to put that much money into something he'll potentially stain, or rip, or otherwise mangle, not to mention the outgrowth factor (he's 13, need i say more?) and i intentionally went for pooling in the body. it was so cool!
Puddling certainly has its place. I have a top-down raglan that I made for myself a few years ago. I (no so) affectionately referred to it as my "dog breakfast" sweater. This was not pretty puddling!

Must see if a photo still exists!
um shein? i just noticed, lol
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