Monday, December 11, 2006

Two posts in one day!

Behold, my House project:

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It's the same pattern, but not. Changes:

- One strand of worsted instead of two
- US 7 needles instead of US 11
- One repeat of cable pattern instead of three
- Subtracted 6 rows from toe section (hence the extremely odd shape...although it fit Hello Kitty pretty well)

I'd say it took, oh, four episodes of House. (That would be commercial-free episodes.)

Sleepy time now...night night!

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The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

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(Tallulah's is absent because a) I haven't made a loop for it and b) we only have two stocking hangers anyway.)

Mr. Nekkid's is two strands of Red Heart Soft Yarn in Grass Green, and mine is two strands of Lion Brand Wool-Ease in White/Multi. I think it looks a little like snow. :) I used Crystal Palace US 11 DPNs.

I'm so proud of these! I did better on the grafting on Mr. Nekkid's stocking, and I think I finally got the hang of it with mine (third time's the charm, after all). I had so much fun with them that I'm thinking about making mini-stockings for my coworkers. Dunno if I'm that ambitious or not...

Tallulah is settling in nicely. She still hides a lot - her favorite spot is still behind the couch - but she seems to be getting accustomed to sleeping in her bed, too. We can only hope that someday she'll be comfortable enough to just lounge around somewhere out in the open.

Short one today, I know, but my friend got me the first season of House on DVD and I can't wait to watch some more of it. I've got to find a project that's mindless enough to let me glue my eyes to the screen. :)

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

We have a new member of the family!

This is Tallulah!

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She's making herself invisible, you see. Poor thing is scared out of her place, new people, new everything. We're hoping she'll venture out and eat and drink something while we're asleep tonight. Meanwhile, if she must be holed up somewhere, near her litter box is a good choice I suppose.

Moving on...Odessa was taking too long so I temporarily abandoned it in favor of making a hat to match the Wifey scarf. This took about as long as watching O, Napoleon Dynamite, and Office Space. Sadly, it's a little big, but it easily pulls down to cover my ears and even a low ponytail so it's not too bad.

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Yarn: 1 skein plus a bit of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky
Needles: Crystal Palace DPNs sz. US 10.5
C/O 80 stitches, moss stitch for ~1", stockinette for the rest. I began the decreases at about 5.5". I think I might try another one, this time with 75 stitches, and it will probably only take one skein. I know I could just frog this one, but I have enough of the yarn to just start over and that will be faster than undoing everything first. :)

Oh, and I did get a snow day on Friday. :)

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