Okay, these triangles are kicking my arse. I have not been able to work anything that remotely resembles what I want to have happen. I even broke down and went back to the sewing method, and still didn't get it right. Why is knitting a triangle between two diamonds so incredibly hard??? Anyone have any suggestions? In a perfect world, I'd be picking up 31 stitches for the legs of the triangle and the hypoteneuse will be the outside edge. Like how Ene's Scarf is shaped. I just can't, for the life of me, figure it out small scale. I wonder, if I pick up one stitch, can I increase from there and join it to the sides with a k2tog or ssk? Maybe that's to try next...
Oh, and for the record, I have worked on Tumbling Blocks lately, as well. It, the multidirdiag, and the second Green Gables sock have been uncermoniously stuffed into my work bag (which I'm sure is not good on the bamboo needles in Tumbling Blocks), you know, just in case I actually finish one in the 40 minute drives to and from Solvang. They also live in there with Arnold the Penguin, a beloved gift from a Dinner cast member, and Eeyore, a souvenier (sp? It doesnt look right) of our department Disneyland trip. So basically, my work bag has become my toy bag, and all of which are absolutely necessary for rehearsal.
And, in case you haven't heard about this, I got an invite to beta test Ravelry last week. (Hi, Coleen!) I finally took some time Monday to poke around the site. I think it has a lot of potential, lots of ways to organize things and keep in touch with other people. The only thing that I've been a little "mrph" about with it is that, as far as I can tell, it requires a Flickr account if you want to add pics of anything. And there are a lot of pics one can add - stash yarn, WIPs, FOs, books....now that the apartment is clean, I might take the time over the weekend and Monday (I'm not going into the office in the afternoons over the weekend. I draw the line about working 12 hours span of days after Opening!) getting all the pics taken, uploaded, and getting My Notebook on there organized. (Assuming I have not suffocated from my own stuffy nose or coughing fits. Summer colds are the worst!) I do think it's kind of cool that you can see other people who are working on, or who have worked on, the same projects as you. I've already realized that I have the weirdest needle collection habits. I have seven US 8 circs (varying lengths) and a set of US 8 bamboo dpns, but no US 8 straights, for example. I have three US 5 circs and a set of straights, and can't recall ever using US 5s for anything. I'm sure more oddities will come up as the investigation continues. But anyway, you can probably expect to see some pics soon on this blog as well.
And, because I can't seem to comment for some reason today:
Coleen and Amie, thanks for sharing the animal pics! Too cute!
Ar, the baby FOs are adorable! Great job! Can't wait to see the shrug!
Vi, get some pics up! I wanna see the lambsie!
Brittney, is working with bokken in aikido not an every class thing? What else do you use to practice? And I agree on the wet doboks - ewww! Mine is a lightweight one, so it doesn't take too long to dry, but it's still fairly gross. We're not required to wear full uniform to class now that it's summer - it gets too hot and the studio doesn't have noticeable AC by the time the adult classes start in the evening - thank goodness! I've just been wearing a solid colored or ATA t-shirt, my pants, and belt. I wore my jacket the other day and about melted.
All right, gotta go run some errands before hitting the office again. Behave yourselves!