Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Directions...what are those for?

I have not made it to the point in my knitting journey to safely, not to mention purposefully, stray from the pattern as written.  Most of the adjustments are purely accidental and usually work out (such as the sweater made in a size Smedium) and some things don't...but they have been blocked from my memory like a bad friend on Facebook!


Enter this week's installment to the world of WIP.  

Last week I repeatedly started the Echo Mobius with my purple handspun.  I now know what the problem was, but the crafting ADD bug kicked in and the only way this classifies as being on needles is well, the needles ARE stuck in it...


My sister has a friend that is expecting a baby sometime next Spring.  Carrie asked me to knit some baby things and we discussed doing a week's worth of different baby booties.  There is a pattern in here that is soooo cute.  The color is off in this picture as the yarn (Cascade Fixation) is really cream, brown, green, and blues.  I whipped up this one Tuesday at Knitting Group and then realized that I had totally messed up the pattern as written and did something completely different.  So, they are no longer Hannah's Special Slippers, but are now Dina's Screwed-Up Baby Shoe.  I did write down what I did, so with a little luck the second one will turn out the same.



Over the course of the past year, I have participated in a knitting meme sponsored by Tami.  It is so much fun to see what people all over the world are working on and to realize that sometimes you are making the same thing as someone far, far away, but it connects you to them.  As the meme recently celebrated it's first anniversary, Tami graciously held a give away.  I was one of the winners and got to pick out a skein of fingering weight yarn from her hand dyed yarns that she sells online as Candy Skein.  The colorway I chose is Blackberry from the Yummy Series.  Thank you Tami, not only for your generosity, but also for hosting this fun weekly event.  




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12 comments:

  1. Wow, lovely candy skein yarn, I'm jealous!

    I rarely stick to a pattern properly, not because I'm good enough to deviate, but because I don't pay attention! Like you, some work, some don't. I like to call those ones learning experiences - not that I seem to ever learn though!

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  2. I love your screwed up baby shoes. I would like a pair in my size, which would be slarge.

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  3. That TOTALLY counts as "on the needles" in my book. Also, baby shoe? FO! It's pretty cute, too. I just bought that book. I should dig through it some more. And hooray for the Blackberry colorway. It's my absolute favorite Candy Skein hue. Knit something pretty with it, k?

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  4. Lucky you on winning that yarn :-) what are your plans for it ? :-)

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  5. It's a pretty cute baby shoe ;)

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  6. if you diverge from the pattern once, it's a screw-up... but if you can do it again and act like you meant it, it's just your rampant creative genius at work, refusing to be constrained by other people's "rules" and instructions :-)

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  7. What beautiful yarn you chose! What do you think you'll make with it?

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  8. I love your handspun with the needles stuck in it. Your Dina's Screwed Up Baby shoe made me giggle. Good thing you know how to repeat it and make a pair.

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  9. Congratulations on your win! Looks like lovely yarn. Love the "Smedium" sweater idea!

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  10. I usually call my screw ups design features .

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  11. There are new design to the patterns and then there are mistakes that need to be frogged. So your bootie, looks like it can still be worn, it's not deformed so I classify that as a new design.

    Congrats for winning the giveaway. Very jealous.

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  12. You're very welcome for the yarn! I'm excited to see what you make with it. :) I agree with Paula, it TOTALLY counts as on the needles!

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