Monday, September 28, 2009

Black and Blue Skull & Crossbones Skirted Longies

Yeah... what to say? I'm surprised this one has been so popular! I have 3 more that I still need to get on the needles! I've worked out some of the kinks in the skull design and I think it looks much better now than it did the first time around. The skirt gave me some trouble. I need to think harder before I dive into things. That's one of my shortcomings in life... if I'm going to do something, I want to dive in and do it. I don't really want to prepare for it. I don't want to spend hours drawing out a design. I don't want to have to get my calculator out to figure out exactly how long or wide I need to make a thing or where I need to put shaping stitches. I'd rather just wing it. Of course, this leads to all kinds of less effective things. For instance; the skirt on this soaker has turned out so beautifully... and if I'd just taken about 5 minutes to figure out just how wide it needed to be and exactly how I wanted the skirt shaped, and where I wanted the skull to go, I wouldn't have finished it, and realized it was about 5 inches too wide and the skull wasn't centered. I could have finished it two days earlier if I hadn't had to rip it back and start over. Lesson learned? Time will tell.

Purple Hearts & Stripes Skirted Longies

I LOVE LOVE LOVE working with alpaca! I lucked out and found some alpaca on sale and chose to do this one with soft, pretty yarn :) I also love purple. This has to have been one of my very favorites that I've made so far.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Armywifemindy Longies

I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about these colors. I had a hard time getting good colors for this one, which is surprising since everyone wants pink and brown and I think it's an adorable combination, but this one was really hard! I bought a darker chocolately brown that looked really nice next to the mauvish pink I'd picked out, but when I got it knit together, it looked awful, and I had a really hard time finding anything that I really liked. I think the gray and pink together in this one kinda lends a fall feeling to it, and I really like how it turned out in the end.

Jack's Monster Longies

These are even cuter on the little monster they were made for! I'm really happy with how they turned out, and the more I use Cascade 220, the more I love it.

This was the first pair that I knit both legs at the same time. I'm hooked. It's a MUCH easier technique than counting rows.