Posts from September 2005

  • I'm Done With You, Dr. Who!

    Oh thank the lord, it’s done. The Dr. Who Scarf is done! And I even took a picture, just like I said I would:

    Dr. Who Scarf Picture

    It turned out pretty darn nice, if I do say so myself… a little wavy on the edges, but I blame the varying yarn weight. I swear, it ain’t my fault! It was all the yarn. Stupid yarn.

    Anyway, now I’m on to my next project. I figured I’d make a dent in my largish sock yarn collection by making a pair of socks! Toe-up socks, no less! You see, typically socks are made from the cuff down. Unforunately, this has two disadvantages:

    1. You have to sew the toe closed. And for someone who sucks at Kitchener Stitch (like, say, me), this sucks.
    2. It’s not possible to try the sock on as you make it.

    Making socks toe-up solves this problem. It’s also cool. Or so I tell myself. Anyway, here’s a picture of the current work-in-progress:

    Sock In Progress Picture

    Amusingly enough, I have a sneaking suspicion it’s a bit big.

  • Dr. Who-inspired Knitting

    So much Knitting, so little time. I’m currently working on a project for a friend of mine (I’d worry about you reading this, Massie, but… I doubt anyone is reading this :): a Dr. Who Scarf. I used to have a decent picture of the original, but it’s misplaced somewhere, and the best I could find is this:

    Original Dr. Who Scarf

    It’s freakin’ huge… probably about 10-11 feet when finished, many colours, and simply a whole heck of a lot of work. Fortunately, it’s almost done. Almost. Probably another foot to go, and then all the weaving-in-of-ends (damn I hate that part). Once it’s done I’ll put up a couple pictures.

    On a more Gardening-related note, Lenore and I decided to plant apple trees! ‘course, we bought them over a week and a half ago, and only now, with our landscaping finally completed, have I been able to get them in the ground. One is a Norland and one is a Battleford, with the Battleford going in the front yard and the Norland in the back. Both are quite small right now (I’ll take some pictures soon), around 2 feet tall, so we won’t be getting a yield for a couple years. But, in the meantime, here’s something to look forward to.