Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Copy Cat

I took the liberty of totally ripping off a certain someones project and made a Calorimetry for myself....using the same yarn. At least I chose a different colorway.
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It's SWS by Patons in the Natural Earth colorway. I cast on maybe 10 fewer stitches than called for and only worked about 2/3 of the short rows. I don't know that it's quite as wide as the pattern calls for but it's just fine for my weird shaped head. I like the way the colors are depicted in this shot. I'm not so hot on the way my cheek and neck chub are prominently displayed. Oh well. Let me tell you this....I am sooooo proud of myself for my yarn buying restraint. I went a few places looking for this yarn and didn't buy anything else I saw. The fact that I ended up buying multiple balls of it, and then even more when I had to go searching for a button.....well, we just won't count that.
Here is my el-cheapo, yet pretty button which was found in a gigantic bowl of cheapo buttons I bought at Michaels.
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This is the first time I've ever sewed a button onto anything in my life. I found that it wasn't too bad.
Oh! And you know what sucks?? I think that knitting socks is hurting my hands! I'm slowing down a little bit and taking time to do things on larger needles so I can see if that helps any. I'm sure it will. At least it better!
Okay....off to do all my super fun school business.


Margaret said...

Yay! Now to knit mine so we all have one! I made Frick's with 90 sts and half the short rows, and it fits me just fine.

Nittany Knits said...

I hated how thick mine was until this cool air hit town. For now I think my big huge one is just right. I'll think different in about a day and a half!!! Love how yours came out.