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February 12, 2007

My First Real Project (tm)

I recently completed my first project. From the Stitch n' Bitch book, the chapter on increasing and decreasing had a hair kerchief as the poster child project for demonstrating its lessons. I don't wear hair kerchiefs. I never was a part of that whole bandanna craze a few years back. Ok, I was enough a part of it to purchase one or two, and some illicit photos exist out there (you know who you are!) that even show me wearing them, but for the most part, I didn't go near em. If my hair needed to be kept out of my face, I turned to the trusty aubergine (what?! that doesn't make sense...)....I mean hair elastic thingie. What in the 80s morphed into the scrunchie (sadly, there are too many pics out there of me in those), by the bandanna 90s they had slimmed back down to rubber band size elastic thingie's. So, since I don't wear 'em, and since I had some random colors from my Mr. Roboto and Heart Coaster tester-projects, I decided to (once again, complicating things) use two yarns at the same time and knit up a hair kerchief. Here it is, beautifully modeled by Mark:


You can see his sense of style is very...strong. He's obviously about to go use a torque wrench on his motorcycle.

Here is a closeup of the stitch (garter, with the pink/white variegated yarn and the lime green yarn). Not too shabby, eh? Who's the crappy knitter now?


Oh wait, I am. At least I will be on projects tougher than a triangle that doesn't need to really be sized. And for the sake of this blog, I better not improve too much.

3 comments:

CDG said...

I bet that Mark has a cute British accent to go with his torque wrench and knitted kerchief. I just bet....

Anonymous said...

OMG, I totally *love* this picture of Mark. Tell him he looks simply fetching in that knit kerchief. My oh my, is it warm in here...? - Lisi

prietafea said...

I love this picture of Mark. Hey we missed you at the brewery last Sunday! I want to see you and Mark and a refreshing bloody mary, stat.