Monday, November 14, 2005

one color only

Okay, you knew it was coming... there may be instances for which the Magic Loop is not manna from heaven. I know, I know, the disappointment is almost unbearable. Tonight as I was whipping up another beer cozy, pondering the black and hot pink Cascade 220 leftovers in my stash, it hit me. What about an hilarious and charming "His" and "Hers" beer cozy set? With hearts! And stars! Yes! I am genius... and who doesn't love drawing on graph paper? With the Magic Loop on my side, what could go wrong?

Let me say up front, I really hate color knitting. I like a clean, simple look and more than one color is often more than I can handle. There was also that Knit-O-Graf incident back in '04 involving 7 balls of yarn and me crying and cursing eBay and vowing never, ever again to knit from a graph... but that's a story for another evening. So but, two colors - big deal, right? But on such a small little item - only 32 stitches! And with the loop sticking out, and the yarn ends, and the twisting, and the turning, and the loop-de-loop action... the tangle action was mounting by the minute, and I bit the bullet and frogged that sucker after only 9 or so rows, while the going was good. F* that sh*t, dog. One color only, that's my new mantra.

In other news, I took an amazing internet quiz that revelaed my innermost self. I am a bamboo knitting needle! How do these internet genies know everything about us? (And how did they know I'd have cozy trouble???)

bamboo
You are bamboo.
Warm, cozy, and thoughtful, you take your time and
enjoy how things feel, smell, and taste. You
love the craft and beauty of traditional
things, and you value the comfort and
experience of knitting as much as the results.
But while you are reveling in your warm cozies,
don't get stuck. Warm is wonderful, but so is
the whole wide world!


What kind of knitting needles are you?
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6 comments:

  1. LOL. I nearly passed out at my desk when I read that. You are too funny.
    Don't give up on the color knitting. I wouldn't suggest doing it with the magic loop but it is possible, even in the round. If I learn to felt than you have to knit with more than one color.

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  2. oh no... now it's a challenge!

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  3. I took your silly knitting test, and I am ... interchangeable! I have no definition! I'm only ok with the fact that I got this result because they pictured about a million knitting needles in a glorious ball of MANOS. Granted I still am trying to define myself and the hurt comes from the knitting needle purling too close to home, I was hoping for guidance. Damn you quizilla, damn you and your insight.

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  4. i think it's cool being interchangeable! it's like, you're all flexible and can handle whatever comes your way. and cute too. you have something to go with every outfit!

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  5. And if I learned to mattress stich, then you can learn to knit in more than one color...ha!

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  6. And yes...the link is exposed...just, please, no evil comments ;-)

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