For a while, there was not much knitting, as I needed time for spinning, latch hooking, and a weaving workshop (yes, photos of these things to come eventually), but lately, there is knitting and the knitting is pink.
Embossed dishcloths are not the easiest things to photograph, but I guess you can get a good enough idea of how the Daiquiri Dishcloth I knit for my friend turned out. I cast on way too loosely for it. Blarg.
I have also started knitting Orangina, only in pink. It’s Patons Grace in Rose, therefore I’m calling it Rosina. I hear that many people’s Oranginas come out way bigger than intended, so I’m trying to adapt the pattern to make it two sizes smaller than the XS. So it’ll be an XXXS. If, you know, it ever actually happens. Because my decision to combine my first time knitting lace with my first time knitting a garment? Moronic. The lace pattern is so amazingly simple that I memorized it perfectly before finishing one repeat… yet I still screw it up a lot. I know what I’m supposed to do, but I don’t do it right. There has been much tinking. It seems that every time I finish a row correctly, I should insert a lifeline into it, because I just suck that much.
It’s nice to go into something knowing that it will be a disaster. No unpleasant surprises there. Although it’s not like I didn’t prepare for this. I did lots and lots of preparation for Rosina, preparation which consisted almost entirely of looking at boobs on the Internet. Um, not in a sexual way, I swear. I was trying to figure out how much smaller I need to make Rosina, so I was looking at all the Orangina project photos on Ravelry, thinking stuff like, Okay, this girl looks petite, does she mention how she modified the pattern to fit her? What about her boobs, are mine smaller than hers? So I’d have to cast on how many stitches and decrease where? So if you have posted a pic of your Orangina on Ravelry, I have probably checked out your (clothed) breasts, but don’t worry, it was nothing personal.
I don’t see much point in swatching, since apparently Orangina has a tendency to stretch a lot eventually and I’m not at all convinced a swatch would predict actual size with any accuracy. Either that, or I have come up with an elaborate excuse to rationalize my lack of swatching.
‘Scuse me, must go tink and scream now.