Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Knitting Season

Jordie has opened up whole new worlds for me and my knitting. He placed a request for very special mittens and I was unable to find a suitable pattern anywhere I looked. So I had no choice but to pull out both volumes of Stitch N Bitch and teach myself to design a pattern! I first needed to make a pattern to fit my size four DPNs and the worsted yarn I have for the mittens themselves.

THEN I needed to make a skull and crossbones to go on the back of those mittens. I did it all with Excel! It's filling my heart with joy. I think the design is a bit small right now, so I will spend today obsessing over how I can stretch it across 17 stitches and 15 rows instead of 13x11 like it is now.

But this new obsession with designing has filled whatever empty or angry spaces there were in my head. I am almost late for work right now and I don't even care! Knitting is amazing!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

katy! that's amazing! good for you.

kk said...

I so glad your head is now filled with knitting design instead of "man Rage". I thnk the design looks great. I also think this is something you should show your big football students. They could help you knit Christmas gifts on the off season. That way their brains would be active with numbers of stiches.

ninny said...

you should knit pink ones with rugby balls for eric....

Anonymous said...

katy i like your knitting. i'll stop with the conservative propaganda now btw -pjm

Jordan Lev said...

These mittens were "meant to be" for so many reasons -- unseasonable coldness in Portland, aforementioned void in Katy's heart, and perhaps most importantly: Excel was used to design the pattern. Excel is my favorite computer program of all time (although iTunes has been nipping at its heels recently). I can't wait to sport my Jolly Jordan Bad-Ass Pirate Mittens™ around town and pick up all the ladies.
Well, except for rugby ladies -- I am still mad at them for ruining my sport and favorite magazine. Grumble grumble...

Anonymous said...

You went from man hate to pirate mittens in a single day. Does Corey read this to know how funny you are? I also love multiple comments from all your readers.

Anonymous said...

Dude- I lost my stich and bitch book.. it makes me sad... can you make me a vagina?

Katy said...

i don't knit vaginas yet. i knit uteruses. maybe now that i'm a design diva i can design a vagina pattern and mail a knitted vagina to eric seiler.

Anonymous said...

Yins have too much time during the day. You should all be ashamed of yourselves!

kk said...

I have one of Katy's knitted uteruses. It was a wonderful Christmas gift. I use it a a tree decoration.

ninny said...

yins? where are you from, pittsburgh?

Jordan Lev said...

Corey, we have REAL jobs -- meaning we have about 6 hours to kill each day surfing the net and sending emails. Maybe if you didn't have a sucker job where you actually have to WORK all the time, you'd understand. When are you going to stop disappointing Mom and Dad and finally become a cog in the machine?

onion said...

I'm a little late to this one...got a big kick out of reading them. Loved the mittens, Katy, loved your trademark name Jolly Jordan and so happy to hear from our quiet little Corey. You all make your mother so proud.

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