Sunday 7 March 2010

Blogful of nothing

Right. Here goes. This blog post is a post full of nothingness really. It's a vain attempt to avoid a stinging reply to a nutjob on Ravelry who has got me all riled up. What I really want to post is:

F*** you mad person on Ravelry, I am not going to respond to your nutjobness and lower myself to reply to you, so I use this, my personal blog space, to say F*** you. Might I suggest using Google to discover ways that you can F*** yourself?

Ahhh thats better. Now onto more suitable blog fodder:

The seamless colourwork yoke sweater progresses:

I know it's not much to look at, stocking stitch is like that I guess. This here is 16" of stocking stitch in the round with two lots of short rows built in to avoid riding up of sweaterness over my ample belly.

Anyhoo, I have a dilemma. I have 3 balls of my main colour grey left:

There are allegedly 125yds in a ball. Although the ball band doesn't give yardage. Anyway, I have 3 and a small bit balls left. I'd like to make the body an inch longer, and I've the sleeves to do yet. I will need a small amount for the colourwork yoke too. Will I have enough? I've decided to do the sleeves first and then see how much I have left. If I do run out, I hope the dye lots aren't too different, and I can maybe order some more and it'll fit into the yoke part. Hopefully.

This sock is on a tight rope:

My Bex socks. I haven't knit these since, well I'm not sure, but it must be at least 4 or 5 weeks. And I'm looking at them now and thinking, meh, I'm not sure I love you anymore. It's very sad. Like breaking up with a boyfriend (so I believe, I never broke up with anyone, they always broke up with me). What line should I use? "It's not you, it's me", or "the yarn choice came between us"? or "maybe we can hook up again some other time"?

Whatever way I say it, I think these may dive into the frog pond to re-emerge another time.
Speaking of frog ponds, I'd love to find a little frog china thingy to use in my pictures when I frog stuff. Other bloggers have adorable little froggies for thier pictures. I wants one.

So my failed Ravelympics project, the Myrtle Leaf Stole continues:

I'm at 26 out of 40 repeats with a border to knit on afterwards.
Problem? Same as above, actually, I'm not sure I'll have enough yarn!
I have this much left:

It's going to be close. And if I do run out, I'm screwed coz I can't get any more. Fingers crossed I'll have enough! I wonder should I do a few less repeats just in case? Although knowing my luck, if I do that, I'll end up with loads left and I'll be kicking myself that I didn't do the full no. of repeats.

Now onto some advice seeking. I've a design in me dying to break free. It all began when I saw the Norwegian's trousers at the curling event in the Winter Olympics:

I lurved these trousers. I said to hubby, I must knit something from these. The all too obvious pattern was something harlequin in multiple colours, but I have always wanted to design a pair of socks, so I decided to use them as inspiration instead.
Alas, I have fallen om my sword. I have been a whole week trying to get this picture to turn into a swatch:

What I want is a diamond within a diamond, either horizontal as above, or vertical with either a ktbl or single cable dividing the pattern repeat. Only trouble is, I can't do it! I've tried loads of different methods, including making the stitch repeat larger but to no avail. I think this may end up in the design graveyard. What a shame as it was my first ever knitty idea.

So the weekend is over and tomorrow brings another shitty work week ahead.
Still, the week after next is St. Patricks day, and I'm tagging on to the day off so I'll have the Wendesday, Thursday & Friday off. Woot!
Good knitting!


Alrischa said...

Your diamond problem made me think straight away of Fargyles (because I'm making them at the moment)... not sure if that's what you're after, but the idea might inspire...

Averil said...

:-) I thought you'd been rather quiet of late!

WorstedKnitt said...

I so know what you mean about stupid people on Rav - there is one I have on disagree avatar, and that helps to keep her posts away from my eyes :)