Sunday, January 15, 2012

Update, of Sorts

So i put the color knitting down. For now. I did knit a twisted stockinette clutch. Easy. Simple. Not happy with the way I sewed the zipper in. Guess I'll have to find a way to improve on that. It may be easier to sew the zipper into the lining and then sew the lining into the knitted item. Hmm. Not sure, but when I do it again, I'll let you know.

At the moment, I don't have an itch to knit or crochet anything. I have things to finish and even some to start, but I can't find the inspiration or motivation to do so. This probably has something to do with being sick for the last two or three weeks, though.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year, New Teechnique

So, today (yesterday, actually), I decided that I would do something I have not done in my knitting adventures: color-work. And not just any color-work (seeing as I have already done stripes), but Fair Isle!

Go ahead, re-read that. I'll wait.

I know, right?!? What has possessed me to tackle such a complicated thing? Because I've done everything else. Now it's time to interpret in color and not just stitch. I'm smart enough to just find a basic design and do a square. No sweaters here!

So, bear with me 'cause I'm bound to get frustrated with it, put it down, and then pick it up again.