Posted in Knitting
March 19, 2006

Life in the fast lane

This is the view from my lap on Friday night, in case you were wondering what the exciting work life of a knit designer entails. No red carpets and paparazzi for me…just a very sleepy kitty (who, when not sleeping, enjoys stealing 2-pound bobbins of handspun and dragging them upstairs) and a dachshund who cannot wait for me to finish this sleeve and go for a walk. In the distance, you will see Shark, a stuffed dolphin. (Ever since her first stuffed shark, all stuffed animals have been “Shark” to Anezka).

The purple yarn you see (Brown Sheep “Wild Violet,” a new color I like a lot) became a sleeve for a Felt Frenzy pattern. I’m pleased with the end results — it’s a fast knit because it’s big needles, it’s garter stitch (great for mindless TV knitting and the vertical lines are slimming), but it also has short rows for shaping that solved a lot of the problems inherent in the first version of the pattern. Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted actually looks nicer knit on bigger needles than recommended…bouncy and sproingy.

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