This is the tank I decided to knit with the wool/silk yarn I had in my stash. It's black. Don't worry about the picture too much - what I really wanted to have show up is the bottom section. See the "shadowing"? Well, let's just say that the black yarn was not dyed evenly. As a matter of fact, there are blobs of colour that are nowhere near black!! I noticed it just now when I went to photograph it. Not. Happy.
Part of me wants to ditch it. It's going to bug me. What do you think?? It's not a bad camera shot - you could almost draw a line in the picture to highlight where that first ball of yarn ends.
I really like the pattern. It's not that short - there's still the top section to complete. You join the back and the front by knitting up a fancy ribbing along the front, which continues to create the shoulder sections, and then continues along the back and up the next shoulder. Quite nifty... I wish I could give you info on it - I know it came from an Easy Knitting magazine - but which one, I don't know. I just cut the instructions out of the magazine, and didn't keep the rest.
Ugh. I've also been spending time these past couple of evenings trying to figure out what I want to knit up for a friend of mine at work who's due in 5 weeks. Of course, I started off wanting to do a blanket fit for a king or queen, but now...I'm thinking it might be too ambitious, especially in the summer. So, our wonderful friend Carrie K., never one to mince words, said - "how could you not have figured it out?? Chris. You know. Chaos and Mayhem's Mom??! Bibs!".
So, I'll be making a trip to a LYS, and picking up some suitable baby yarn to make a few little things - bibs, maybe some booties and a hat. She's a good friend, so I want to make something special. Duh. Bibs! Um, Chris? How many stitches do you start with?!
Thanks everyone for all your get well wishes! My ears are on the mend, I was at the doctor yesterday (and Lorraine? You just know I got caught smack in the middle of that storm we had yesterday!!!). It's not an uncommon thing for me to get ear infections. I have most of my life. The eustachian tubes in my ears are "deformed" and as a result, I am prone to infections. Oh well...
As I was completely bummed out because of it on Monday night, I waited for the Rogers technician to show up. (I decided to change service providers for my telephone service.)
Leave it to Goofy Gandalf to completely cheer and brighten me up.
He was too funny! Curious to see what was going on, yet still too apprehensive to stick around. So, like a little kid, he'd peek around the corner into the room, and as soon as the Rogers tech would spot him, he'd run away. And find these "hiding" spots, like the kitchen sink, and this one classic one -
Here he is, behind the toaster over. Yes. Behind the toaster oven. It sits on an angle on the counter, and he's wedged himself partially behind it. Thinking he cannot be seen. Still trying to be the tough guy. Look at his big eyes!
Oh, all my guys are little funny faces, but he's just such a character! He can always, always cheer me up.Atticus? Nothing bothers him, except thunderstorms and heavy rain. Mae? Nowhere to be found... I have no clue where she finds her hiding spots. Obviously, they're more effective than Gandalf's!