Monday, March 31, 2008

I've Decided

Well, I got sucked back into Ravelry this weekend. (I hadn't been there since my fall in November.) To be honest, I have mixed feelings about Ravelry. I keep getting the same vibes I had in High School, to whit: I'm not really part of the "In Crowd". Am I the only knitter on the planet who finds it just a teensy bit...cliquish? Anyways, back to my point, I spent several hours over the weekend looking at "a random assortment of Favorites" (which brings me back to the clique thing again. Not one single Raveler of my acquaintance had a project show up here. What are the odds of that? That's alot of little hearts to skip over. And before you ask, I was seeing repeats of other projects.) OK, ok, back on track. One of the projects I did see, and put in my queue was the cardigan I'm going to use all my skeins of Highlander to make. Yeah! You can see it here. Now I just have to decide on the range of my stripes (I'm thinking 1-15 rows) and then assign numbers to the colors and do a couple of random draws to set up the color sequence and the stripe widths. I've already decided the edgings will all be in the Blackthorn color, and in seed stitch. But gosh, I've got alot of balls to wind. Wonder who could help me with that??
Here's how far I got on my Green Cotton Sock over the weekend. This yarn definately gets a thumbs up from me. IMHO it may be the ideal cotton sock yarn. (I hear rumors that someone makes a variegated version. Be still my heart.) (And notice how I "posed" it? I'm trying.)

5 comments:

Heather said...

ME! ME! ME! I'll be your clique. Oh, and I will wind your yarn, too.
Nice cardi, I am anxious to try to steal a beautiful highlander cardig... oops, did I say that out loud?!?

Rachel said...

That is a lovely cardigan! I can't wait to see how it knits up with your yarn. I'm always jealous of people who can wear wool .. . *sigh*! Good luck winding your yarn, too! Do you have a ball winder?

Teen Knit Rock said...

Honestly, there could be cliques- but who really cares? If you've got your friends on there supporting you- life is good. :) Haha, the pose of the sock is brilliant! Can't wait to see the start of that sweater too. It looks like a simple pattern, but still so pretty. Oh, and I'll wind your yarn if you stop by at Bloomin's on Sunday- but I see Heather has also offered. Happy winding! :)

Ashley said...

I wanna be your friend!! :) What's your Ravelry ID? I'm Ashley511

stephieface said...

There are some places on Ravelry that I just avoid, namely the forum boards you auto get for just signing up on ravelry (alot of typical message board anger and fighting there... which you can find just about anywhere on the internets). I much perfer to hang out in my group forums where I have alot in common with the other members..... my favoritest groups ever.... the Ankh Morpork Knitters Guild, Big Damn Knitters, and All About The 80's. The people in these groups are just so awesomely nice. (come join us! we actually write lots!)