Saturday, December 15, 2007

Saturday Crafternoon

I spent most of the afternoon working on this.

Quant Headband

Yes. Another rubbish photo of a knitting project. I don't know why, but it's seemingly impossible to photograph knitting well. I promise I am not knitting a woolly, jumbo-sized vorticella. (Nor are the colors nearly as similar to sewage sludge as they may appear to be.) I am, in fact, knitting this headband thingie (the Quant, I believe it's called) featured in the latest issue of Knitty.

It's part of my ongoing lifelong quest to find a way to keep my ears warm in winter without crushing the vigor and vim out of my hair and mashing it flat to my skull. This could be the answer. We shall see. In the meantime, I'm having great fun with entrelac knitting. I am always attracted to baskety-looking woven things (e.g., huaraches) so, of course, now that I know entrelac knitting exists I find it highly appealing. I've never tried it before, and it's one of those things that is a lot easier than it looks. And if I say it's easy that means it's super-duper E-Z. I'm the person who—despite knitting two cardigans, a sweater, and a pair of socks last winter—had to at the beginning of this project look up how to make a knit stitch and a purl stitch. I wasn't certain I remembered how. Yes. I am that bad at retaining basic skills I've supposedly learned. It's sad, terrifying, hilarious, and pathetic.

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