27 December 2006

Projects Galore 1

Now that the gifts are out and everyone loves them (yeah!) I can now share pictures of all the things I made for the holidays. Many of the things I made I created my own pattern for or doctored a pattern from a book or obnline to make it my own.

As for the sock I made, I thought I was making my own pattern from scratch because I took things that I like from about 6 different types and put them together to create a pattern that would be simple for me to adjust for different size....HOWEVER....since make my second sock I purchase Ms. Harlot's "Knitting Rules" book and just about a week ago read the section on socks and realized that her "sock recipe" is almost exactly my "original" sock pattern. So I don't know if I should be sad because I really didn't make it up or glad that I was able to come up with a pattern all on my own that someone like the Harlot came up with.....I am decided on the later because it makes me feel good about self! hahaha!
I have realized that writting up a pattern so that it makes sense to others from my notes that I have made for myself is not as easy as I thought it would be....so I must offer an apology to all the designers out there that I have cursed out when I tried to follow a pattern and I was lost...thats what I get for sending out bad karma it came back and bit in the butt! LOL! I will be working on my patterns to write them and share here as soon as I can...in the mean time here are some pics of my projects!

Jeff's socks: These are my first ever socks...and yes the foot does sort of look a little odd...umm but well my bother-in-law has rather large feet (sorry Jeff people are going to ask)...the foot is 12" long. I am pretty proud of my first ever socks considering how big they had to be and that they were all in one color. The yarn I used was foudn in my stash...the yarn was meant for machine knitting but it was the right weight for socks...also they yarn is super soft when you feel it you would not think that its acrylic.

Deli's socks: These are my second pair. I used Wildfoot, which is lovely to work with. It is soft in your hands and knits really well. The pictures do not do the colors justice (Rhapsody). They are more jewel tone and vivd then the pictures show. I loved the way these looked and felt I almost kept them....fortunately she was with me when I purchased the yarn and had said at the time "Oh I would love to have socks made with that." sigh...had to send them to her. (joking little sister). These were fun and a challenge (in a good way) to make because of the color changes.
Ok for today this is what I will post because trying to incorporate pictures into a post is extremely difficult and annoying that I get stressed out. I wish I understood why its such a difficult thing. I am pretty tech savy and I just don't understand why this system does things in such a complicated manner when it doesn't need to be complicated. For some reason each and every time you insert a picture the new picture scrambles up the setup of everything in the post and you have to spend a lot of time re-aligning text and pictures from scratch. It also never inserts the picture at the point where you place your cursor, it puts at the very top of all the text and then creates spaces through the text in places were there were spaces before. Then when you finally think you have everything aligned and looking nice, you click preview and its still in disarray and you don't know why because everything you type in the posting window looks different from what you get in preview....then when you think preview looks right, you post it and it looks completely different from the preview. Very frustrating!!!! If anyone knows how to do this in an easier manner I would appreciate the help (please don't talk to me about html or xml code that gets me more frustrated). Ok I will stop bitching now! lol
by for now


james said...

I get to see all the stuff I was told not to look at!

lol he he he

mdvelazquez said...

HAHAHA, James.

Great job on the socks. I love my beautiful green scarf. Are you going to show it off too?

Anonymous said...

That's me Deli. I have to tell you how much I love my socks!!! The picture doesn't do them justice. They are so warm and cuddly. Love 'em.