26.4.13

Sitting and Knitting




One of my favorite times of day is Movie Time, which comes at night after the day's work is done.
I use this down time to catch up on personal projects, and lately that means knitting.  Ever since finishing my first sweater a few months ago, I've been on a roll.  And now, I finally figured out how to knit intarsia (i.e. words and pictures)!
This is a game changer!



For my first go, I decided to go with a skull; as it turns out, it was fairly easy.  
I finished this 16" X 11" panel in about 5 hours (four or five 'Game of Thrones' episodes.)

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{ above:  what it looks like from the back.  in order to reduce "floats", or long threads on the backside, I used a twisting technique when switching between colors.}

I used the navy and oatmeal yarn I had left-over from knitting my new favorite cardigan:




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( below:  the 2nd sweater I ever knitted, while watching the final season of '30 Rock' }
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{ find the pattern I used to knit the skull HERE, and more stuff HERE }


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