Friday, February 13, 2009

Thrummed Odyssey - cast on!

I noticed as I was consulting my resources that Knitting Daily and the Yarn Harlot introduce the thrums differently. KD knits the thrum in place of the stitch while YH knits the thrum with the stitch. I chose the YH method arbitrarily. I chose not to do a gusseted thumb because frankly, this is much easier.

So as you can guess, I cast on earlier this week and am about ready to decrease.

Next: the thumb.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Thrummed Odyssey - The yarn

Yarn and roving purchased from Knitters Mercantile. I only bought one extra thing, so that was pretty good!Yarn: 3.3 oz. (220 yd) Cascade 200 Heathers (colorway: 8012 mushroomy color)
Roving: 4oz. Tuscan Grove Australian wool (colorway: Fresco)
I've begun making thrums, based on what I imagine they are supposed to look like.Next: cast on.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Things I learned abot Adobe pdf today

1. It hates me.

2. It is indifferent to the figure legends I've written and will randomly "enhance" them.

3. It doesn't really understand what it means to be transparent. Crosshatch is not the same as transparency.

4. It did not want me to submit the grant today.

5. I need more resolution.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Back from the dead, and celebrating with thrums.

To preface, every aspect of my life has been painfully neglected over the last month. To my credit (and the only redeeming grace of this hellish month), I've submitted my first grant. My friends, my life and my knitting have all been put on hold, and I'm ready to have them back. So I'm celebrating with THRUMS!What are thrums, you say? Aside from 'awesome,' they are little fuzzy bits of love inside of a knitted piece to keep you super warm and toasty. Roving (unspun wool fibers), is knitted into with the piece and adds a bulky fleecy layer.To keep myself on track, I will chronicle my Thrummed Odyssey. Fortunately for me, Knitting Daily and the Yarn Harlot, have nice tutorials. This will com in handy, as I have no idea what I'm doing.

I've tentatively chosen some combination of Yarn Forward and the Yarn Harlot's patterns, as they seem popular enough.

Step one: choose yarn...