Sunday, February 28, 2010

Days 10-16

Ok. One day left. I'm about 50% done. This oughta be interesting. :) I'd fix the formatting of these pictures, but I'd really rather be knitting.

Monday, February 22, 2010

So... I made a quilt :)

Yeah. I started making a quilt way back in the day. I just finished it. Like, right now. I needed to get the thing off my kitchen table since it's been there for weeks and I need to cleeeeeeean. Ok, it's not as done as I hoped I would make it... I didn't quilt inside the t-shirt parts, so they will probably fall apart with much use and I do eventually want to make them pretty with quilting, but for now, it's done done done.

This was motivated by the fact that my sewing machine seemed to miraculously be working again, as I discovered when I decided I needed to make a case for a new (to me!) bou for karate (ok, kobudo). It's sort of become my thing to make all my weapons have pretty cases. Any ideas for a tonfa case?

It's so pretty! I used the leftover fabric for a pincushion.

Day 8, 9, 10

I got quite a bit done this weekend, yay! I wasn't feeling well enough to go to karate on Saturday, so I stayed home and knit for pretty much the entire day. That was pretty good for catching up. On Sunday I went skiing (which was wicked awesome) for most of the day, but still managed to get a lot of knitting done when I got home. I'm finally on row 81! (Where I should have been last Tuesday, but ohhs wells.)

It's so pretty :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Day 6, Day 7

So here's two more days of knitting. Or not knitting, it looks like. I was all excited when I saw the big sections without any lacey holes because I thought it would be easy, but it turns out that instead of just knitting, it's ribbed. But not just ribbed, Ktbl ribs. So it's taking forever. Oh well. I'm only like, 8 days behind. =P

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 4, Day 5

My intarnetz were totally clogged all day yesterday, so I feel like I got a lot of knitting done, but looking at the pictures it doesn't really seem to be going very fast:

Day 4:

Day 5:

So I made a spreadsheet of how much I need to get done every day (if I knit the same amount every day) to be on track to finish by the 28th.

I did this by figuring that since there are 154 rounds to be knit and the area of a circle is πr^2, the area of the finished beast will be π(154)^2. Then I figured that every day I should knit 1/17th of the area of the circle, so the number of rounds to be finished with on a given day is the square root of the day number over 17, times 154^2. Yeah.

Date Round to finish
12-Feb 37
13-Feb 53
14-Feb 65
15-Feb 75
16-Feb 84
17-Feb 91
18-Feb 99
19-Feb 106
20-Feb 112
21-Feb 118
22-Feb 124
23-Feb 129
24-Feb 135
25-Feb 140
26-Feb 145
27-Feb 149
28-Feb 154

It's currently Feb 16. I am currently on round 52. Damn. Maybe I should spend less time writing spreadsheets and blog entries and more time knitting.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 3

Oh yes, another picture that's almost identical to yesterday! Woot! (In my defense, I had to go shopping for new socks for Valentine's Day. Who has time for knitting when it's new-socks-on-Valentine's Day-day???)

At least now I can start to see how cool the pattern is looking. Also note my rather obsessive use of lifelines... Hopefully when I totally screw it up (and you know I will at some point) these things will come in handy.

Not looking forward to the 1200ish stitches that await me in the last rows of this thing.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ravelympics Day 2

It's getting bigger! I love the beginning of a giant circle, because it actually gets bigger when I work on it! We'll see next week how I feel about each row being 500 or so stitches. So pretty!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Epic Circle of Doom and Lace

It's the Ravelympics! I love watching the Olympics and I love knitting, so I figured I may as well take the amazingtastic yarn that Andrea gave me (because she is the coolest) and make an Epic Circle of Doom and Lace. Also known as a Rona Lace Shawl (non-rav link).

And, as a great bonus, I think I might blog about it. Because why not?

So here you go, ECoD&L Day 1:

Impressive stuff, eh?