Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Twisted Float Shrug - Cirkeltröjan

The true story. Notice the blue edge? Mohair. This little turqupise edge is representing TWO balls! Sorry, really GEEK-hair there.. So Is it finished?? Peek-abo! It has great features this sweater. It just looks fab. As a pattern. From the back. And it is a fun knit. Really great. But those last rows are very endless. So, ripping them up? hmm. I'm thinking of pressing them flat. A little curl is ok. But here on the next picture (notice, this is the SECOND) time I pose, my hubby did not press enough... So the "good" moment went away.. But I'm sstarting to turn, it really shows. This is not flattering. Ny belly grows like I'm 8 months. As the truth is, Im overweight. But I rather hide it than flaunt it. So..

No, colours are fab. What about the red bag? That is where I keep the rest of the yarn. That is where this UFO has waited, and waited for what? The truth! First it is the other sleeve (last picture). Then by cleverly bending the arm, you cannot see that I just knitted one sleeve. It is big and bubbly. It make me look like rhino-legs instead of arms. Ok, I do not have skinny arms either, they sure have tamed wild horses for many years before tap, tap taping years on the computer. But, I really should not show the last picture. Now you still have a reasonable good impression of me, the sweater and this blog. But I do not get that many new comers (if you are, reveal yourself with a comment!) So, this last
absolutly chocking picture, shows my fat unknitted arms and a "huge" belly. Wow. This is my plan. Knit this other sleeve, just a bit more narrow. COUNT THOSE STICHES (write them down is the hard part). Rip the other arm up, and reknit it. Then. try to flatten it. If it doesn't work. Frog back (ouch!) to you see the lighter area like 20 rows back on the cirle... then put MARKERS in, THEN put extra markers and make a front (mid to somewhere, short rows) and sorry.This is DESTROYING THE PATTERN, but there is NO WAY I carry it in public otherwise. Exercise. Great plan! It will just be a nice "from behind" picture on this blog. So. That is confession. Do they throw me out of the KAL? - I have not done it yet. This type of decisions surgery requires guts. It also requires vacation. It means overcoming the UFO reason and becoming very WIP again. I luv you all! But it ain't over until the .. until I start to sing!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Summer is great--

yepp, summer is great outside, I have noticed. Im working with my computer. And I'm so ready for vacation. Anyway, Hubby and me sneaked of for a short sailing trip. Just enough to do my socks. Looking totally freaked here, must be the trying to pose with the socks, instructions to photographer and just on my way to drop the whole thing. Bummer, I knitted my "easy travel knit" instead of working on the sleeves. But I'm ok with result. What do you think? Notice that one sock has much more lime than the other ;-) well, not a sweater yarn, but fun to colour, that is for sure! I managed to hide the threads hanging from the toes (the still do ;-) I was totally brushed off - NO comments, when I entered the KAL from the twisted float shrug-along. What did I say? What did I do? Am I that boring? sigh. No way to please. I would like to make people happy. I guess I watch to much Scrubs - and of course I'm JD fan, ok Eliott! Or Dr Cox, or ....Summer. Ahh.. Roses are blooming. I hope I get that job. I hope work eases down. I hope I can write all my papers to research... Ahh.. Crash cart!
Hmm button you are sneaking around and unpressable.
Work work...