Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Ya, those are some pretty wonky looking polar bears. Let's hope they enjoy a nice steam bath.

So Matt's polar chullo is moving along. Slowly. Awkwardly. He thinks I just need more practice (and I think he's compiling a list of projects for me to practice on).

StephCat left me a great suggestion on the earflaps on my last post. She suggested I knit them in the round, thus making a two sided (and much warmer) earflap. Brilliant. I had thought of steeking the earflaps, but doing them in the round makes total sense and I'm going to give it a try.

I will confess that I don't think I'm ever going to embrace fair isle. I love how it looks, don't get me wrong. I have sooo much respect for those that do it flawlessly. I just feel so incredibly awkward doing it, plus it's not good for cutscene knitting (you can't just pick up and knit. There's that whole chart reading thing).

However, I will keep plugging along and do the occassional project for Matt (yes, I do have the Salt Lake City Olympic sweater to re-do. Uh, who started a 48" sweater for Matt again????. edit: I tried to find a link to the sweater and seems that the 2002 Olympics were soooo long ago that this pattern is gone. Best I can do is my first dog hair encrusted attempt, which is here).

So I'll finish the current chart section on the Polar Chullo before I start playing Fallout: New Vegas.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:23 PM

    Ha!!!! I have the Salt Lake City sweater half finished too!!! I did the Vancouver one for my hubby this year, but it was almost like cheating because the colorwork was so simple.


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