2003-05-14 - 7:50 a.m.
Everybody, please, read Dooce today.
Dooce is amazing. This post is tender and sexy and funnier than all get-out. Worship at the shrine of Dooce w/ me.
How I managed to turn a two-day project into a two-week one could be the subject of an entire update on its own, but instead, here are pictures of the completed kufi. I finished last night while watching the Kings get positively spanked by the Mavs. The entire household of Miss Beek is still grieving. Looks like our boys may go down. Weep for Chris Webber, y'all. Weep for Mike Bibby, if only because the man is ungodly hot. Anyway...
The kufi's being modeled by one of the many bottles of distilled water I keep around for water changes in the marine tank. Thank you Crystal Geyser. Note that I changed the pattern (courtesy David (scroll to April 4)) slightly, keeping a small band around the outer edge for Art Teacher to be able to tug at. He's big on tugging at his caps. I also omitted the beadwork, since the kufi was chickie enough already.
This one's closer in color; you can finally make out the colored slubs. This yarn, much as I love it, was a pain because it a) tends to split and b) is fragile. My conclusion is that it must be older; I've never known a yarn to break just through the type of normal pulling.
I washed it in Dr. Bronner's, shaped it, and left it to dry. It'll go in an enormous care package I'm putting together.
The new project, which I've been waiting a month to start, is the Alexa tank from Berocco Basics #200. I'm making it from Cotton Elite Provence in a discontinued color called 'tree bark' or something similar; deep green with an earth overtone. It's a mercerized cotton with a tiny bit of sheen; very strong and supple. Swatching starts this afternoon.
Side note: Will I EVER have the right needles to start a project? I have the 8s required, but can already tell they're going to be too short. Honestly! The whole point of this was that the yarn was discontinued and therefore cheap!
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