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Apr. 20th, 2010

nerdlove

I like science!

My laptop has decided to take on more of a potato form. While it is in the shop, I'm using my parent's computer. I figured I would have more time on my hands, and so it was perfectly acceptable to buy a new knitting pattern to keep myself busy. I opted for this one.

Dissected Frog
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/biology-101

I know my coworker would appreciate the humour (especially since she teaches biology) so I'm hoping I can make one for her. Waiting for the pattern to be sent.

This is my first pattern purchase. I'm totally a serious knitter now. :P

Also thinking of switching to blogspot, since it seems that is where most people post now a days...

Apr. 18th, 2010

Completed!

He's all done! I had problems with his bill, and ended up using my own pattern for it as well as the eyes. I placed his bill before the eyes, and it ended up looking funny, so I took off his bill and re-placed it. I have yet to take pictures of the new and improved Perry, but for now

Oh, there you are Perry!Collapse )

Apr. 4th, 2010

clown

AAARG! Perry is cursed.

It started out as a gorgeous day. The sun was shining, and I thought to myself what a perfect day to sit outside and knit. I grabbed my wip and sat on the back deck. I was pretty proud of myself, I was knitting along so well, and fast! Look at me go, on dpn’s too! I was almost done the tail.

And then it happened… my needle slipped, and fell. I heard the “clunk” and looked down at the deck. No needle. “It couldn’t be…” I told myself, looking at the cracks on the deck. And then I spotted it. My needle. In the dirt. Under the deck.

I looked up at at my other 3 needles, then my pattern, then back down at my fallen needle. I grabbed some yarn and a paper clip and tried my best.

45 minutes go by, and nothing. By then my sister and her husband had arrived for Easter dinner, and were watching me on my knees looking through the cracks of the deck. I started to tear up. “I… I lost my needle.”

They told me it was ok, we could get more tomorrow. I know it sounds ridiculous, but I was so upset. My BIL (who is a nurse) then took over. Not even 10 minutes later, he had it.

I was so happy, and told him he deserves a medal for “best extraction.” I’m now done the tail, and I must say this pattern is driving me mad. So many times I have yelled out “Curse you Perry the Platypus!” as well as yelled curses out at poor Perry the Platypus.

I almost want to quit the damn thing. So many mistakes, little things gone wrong and just overall pattern confusion. It's probably worse because I have a cold but good lord...

Apr. 3rd, 2010

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Apr. 2nd, 2010

nerdlove

Curse you Perry the Platypus!

I have decided to take the plunge into more complicated knitting and am trying my hands at this pattern Linky

So far Perry has a body and 4 paws. Did I ever mention I am not a fan of knitting in the round, particularly with small things (say, 12 sts?). I managed to make his paws despite the fact I had to restart them a few times, and had never turned a heel or knit a sock ever. I was quite proud of his first little misshaped paw, holding it up and thinking "ha! Showed you!" to the knitting snob who had told me socks were complicated and too hard to learn on my own.

He is coming along slowly, but I have been lazy in my knitting. I hope to have him done soon. I've learned a few new techniques like right twist, three needle bind off (ugh!), provisional cast on and picking up stitches. So he's a learning experience for sure.

And in case you don't know who Perry is, he's from a show called Phineas and Ferb. Perry is the boy's pet platypus who is also a secret agent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phineas_and_Ferb

The tail comes next, but for now, it's bedtime.

Now with MORE editing! Perry's progress... Read more...Collapse )
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Feb. 26th, 2010

Cheese

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How to make an easy peasy knitted catnip bowtieCollapse )