Monday, March 28, 2011

decision making


After purchasing madelinetosh tosh vintage at Webs, I debated a bit what I should knit with it. I could not decide between Abalone and Textured Circle Shrug. I love both designs and both have been at the top of my queue for quite awhile. But then, the decision fell towards textured circle shrug. This is why:

a) I am an "amply busted" lady. This "categorization" was once used by Heidi Kirrmaier, I believe, in her Buttercup pattern. (As to why that WIP is hibernating, in some future post.) I loved this description and it makes me smile each time I come across it. But yes, I belong to the ones amongst us who'd rather have less than the status quo. And I have yet to see an FO of Abalone that works for the likes of me.

b) I do not wear vests. And Abalone is more of a vest than a cardigan. This design would only work for me, if I somehow managed to knit it so that I could put a button or two to show that I do have a waistline. The three vest designs that I've knitted so far have not gotten much wear, not by me, anyway. Talia was worn once and is already frogged. Back-2-school was worn once for the FO shoot and is awaiting frogging. I have even thought of using that yarn for Abalone. Phildar vest is my favourite amongst vests and was worn maybe three times by me. I finally gifted it to a friend who will for sure use it more often. Those cables were adding unnecessary bulkiness to my "ampleness".

c) And finally, tosh vintage is a great yarn in a great colourway and deserves most wear it can get once knit into a garment. Let's see if I can produce a wearable FO now.

I'm onto the ribbing part for the neckline trim, which makes 50% of the overall knitting already done, I guess.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

that's what they do with sheep in Texas


You can find the rules about entering the contest here and read more about the show here. It all looks pretty scary to me and I wonder how parents do not mind their kids doing such a dangerous thing. Oh yeah, and those poor sheep! There's no good wool getting from them after all that stress!

Monday, March 7, 2011

on the needles

I've been working on this project for a while now. This is a very enjoyable knit and I'm onto the second half of it. The progress is very slow, though. I can't wait for this to be finished so that I can shoot some better pictures of this amazingly coloured yarn I'm working with.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

a peak into Webs' bag

Here's a peak into my Webs' purchases. I'm particularly excited about Tosh Vintage and Shibui socks skeins. As to colour choices, I guess I had a pink/ purple day. :)