Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Why so gray, today?
I do not really have time to blog, but then, if I don't, I fear that my family will forget us, or think that we have forgotten them. We have not. I am thinking about what to knit for who 90% of the time.
Three weeks ago I posted about the Halloween hopes - most of it got done. The boys looked very knightly, but I was still attaching buttons as we were driving to a friends' house to celebrate with them, so I did not take pictures on the night. Melva was a lady, but that is a whole different story for a different day.
Martinus is modeling one of the three suits I made. I made shields and swords too, with cardboard, duck tape and spray paint. The night was worth it, I felt as if I had written my finals and it went well, and Jacques could say "Is it just me or are the (k)nights getting shorter?" several times.
In the end, I used the Modern Chaine Maille as inspiration only. After following the pattern, I ended up with something that did not look like the picture in the book. (You can see it over here.) Not at all, and if you look at the other projects on ravelry, they all have the same problem: The yoke is too deep. And the V is too deep.
I tried to stay calm, frogged lot of knitting, and eventually used the EZ formula to knit a bottom up sweater. I feel quite happy with the final product. One day I might write down exactly what I did on ravelry...
The suits of armor are from this book.
I finished the Linden Caps! I love it, but Martinus complained that he does not want to wear trousers on his head. I also finished a simple beanie, with a pretty aggressive looking sheep in duplicate stitch on the front, mostly to see if the pattern is true to size. Thank goodness, it is. That beanie is meant for a 2-4 year old, and he will be 5 tomorrow. I guess we should stop calling them "the babies", now?
I am joining Ginny, as I do on most Wednesdays.