Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Ok, I'm facing some challenges with the picture posting... the image posting tool is still not working, and I'm trying the Picasa software. Otherwise it's working fine, but I can only post 4 pictures at a time, and can't seem to be able to add them to existing posts or drafts. So if anybody has this figured out, I'd love to know...

Anyhow, here are the four squares for the afghan project I was talking about:

All the yarns were dyed with plants, a summer time hobby of my moms. She'll boil a huge pot of yarn, plant parts and yarn, and end up with gorgeous soft colors, sometimes predictable, sometimes not. And since I think knitting just plain solid color squares is WAY too boring, all of them have either color or other details, such as this:

It's just a simple purl pattern, but I think it turned out pretty cute.
Now here's a square that didn't fit... I tried something too fancy -knitting diagonally from corner to corner, kind of like a short row heel, and it totally messed up my gauge. End result: the square was much too big. I tried felting it, in hopes of shrinking it to at least close to the right size. No such luck. But it did turn out fabulously soft and I really like the colors -I think it'll turn into an oven mitt for myself. I might even have to try to make another one to match...

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1 comment:

Lotta said...

This is just a test, I'm leaving myself a comment.