Kitty Kitty Bang Bang AKA Knitty Knitty Bang Bang.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

barnyard stench, stars and leaves

I'm wearing my new Rose Red hat today. It got damp from my wet hair and now I'm trailing the stench of wet wool/barnyard. I actually like the smell of wet wool but this has a stronger than usual barnyard odor which is a bit disturbing. I actually dated a guy who got this same exact barnyarn smell about him when he hadn't showered in a while. Gross. I wish I hadn't thought of that...

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I've been attracted to star shapes in knitting for a while. I started a 14-pointed Spiderman Blanket (which I'm pretty sure I'm going to frog) and then got interested in a 5 pointed Starghan pattern. I did a couple of swatches. 5 pointed stars out of Noro Kureyon (various colorways), size 8 needles - alternating skeins on each row for stripes.

Then I had a bit of a vision about this project after looking through all my sock yarn. I found that I had 5+ skeins of one colorway of Kureyon Sock yarn. Came home from work at the beginning of January and cast on for a seven pointed star in Kureyon Sock - 188. Size 4 needles - no stripes - just knitting straight from the skein.

My ultimate vision is a large lap blanket - or maybe something bigger. I think I'm just going to knit round and round on it for a year or so and see what happens. I'm about 1/2 way through the first skein now and I'm liking it so far. This is my favorite colorway of Kureyon/Kureyon Sock (188).

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I'm discovered that I'm a total sucker for any knitting with leaf shapes. I'm also working on Saroyan scarf. I bought one skein of Shibui Merino Kid (Wasabi) with a Christmas gift certificate from my dad. Webs accidentally sent me a second shipment and instead of just sending it back, I went ahead and paid for it. And thus I had enough yarn for something substantial. I used 1/2 of the first skein for the increases and will use the other 1/2 for the decreases, and one skein for the center.

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