Tuesday, February 16, 2010

....And on the Nth Day, Robin Rested.

It is done.

The Noro scarf for my sister is finished. And it is beautiful. I know that several of my posts here were a little frustrated, but it was more with my learning curve, and much less with the scarf itself. I've learned a lot:
  • How to create a neat, finished, slip stitch selvedge
  • How to finish the edge of a 1x1 rib so it doesn't look wavy
  • How to get around Noro's occasional sudden color change by knot
  • When to tell that the color play really needs to be pulled out and fixed. Clearly, the more contrast, the better the scarf.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Ravelympics. It begins.

I'm a fairweather Olympics fan at best. Better in winter than summer, but if something interesting's happening elsewhere, I'm gone. This year, however, I'm beside myself with excitement. Ravelympics 2010 begins tonight. Team Knit Pistols will be sitting down together, simultaneously watching the lighting of the torch and casting on the first of our #teamknitpistol projects. We then continue through the night, only stopping to nap if the time is right. With this much excitement, and that much sugar, I doubt much sleep will happen. The food! The drinks! The desserts! The drinks! The cupcakes! The drinks!

Oh my giddy Aunt. I am, indeed, a #knitpistol.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ravelry Repost: That's right I said it...

I'm reposting something that was originally posted on a Ravelry forum, and I cannot begin to itemize the number of ways this boyfriend got it right and made me LOL. So whomever you are, girlfriend, you have indeed trained him well.

I am not a knitter. I joined Ravelry to see where my girlfriend spends her time on the internet lol. In the 10 or so months that she’s been knitting I’ve been secretly/overtly observing and documenting this crazy thing called yarn and what it does to people. These things I know to be true.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Muddying the waters...

So, the Noro scarf is merrily rolling along, and I'm well into the second set of balls (!!!). However, as smoothly as the first set went, the second has seen a couple of snags along the way. First, there have been two knotted points where somebody in the Noro factory said, "Hmmm. I'm tired of this color. Let's change....NOW!" and tied the beginning of an entirely different color to the end of your lovely progression, thus messing up the color flow. Do I think anyone besides me is really gonna see this? Probably not, but it does drive me crazy to see it happen (k)not once, mind you, but twice. Who can guarantee it won't happen again before I reach the end? Right. Me neither.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Dammit, Janet.

Originally uploaded by robin2go
Sometimes, no matter what you'd rather be doing, you just have to frog that shite and say, "Whatever."