Monday, September 24, 2007

I'm in

wip-'bottoms up'


I'm on ravelry, my username is slippedstitch if you want to be friends. For those who aren't on it yet, it chiefly a way of combining a super-organised knitting notebook (what you've done, what's in your stash, what you might do next, stuff you've seen you like) with the folksonomies of web2.0. It does this very well.

So, with the prompt to organise myself provided by ravelry, I got around to photographing my current WIP (above) - a top called 'bottoms up'. In contrast to the webiness of ravelry, this is from a 'dead tree' publication: the first edition of Yarn Forward. It's a lightweight, relatively glam top (think Orangina); check out pigwotknits' wip of a long-sleeved one. It's my own design, but I did a smaller size for the magazine and wanted one to fit me. I bought the yarn ages ago (Euroflax linen) and hoped to have it done by summer, but other projects kept coming up.

The pattern starts off in the 1x1 twisted rib shown, then gradually flattens out to more and more stocking stitch, growing further with eyelets around the shoulders (all shaping's done by change in stitch pattern). Originally designed in a light pink cotton, the eyelets emerging from horizontal lines of twisted rib were inspired by bubbles in a champagne cocktail. But in this green, I think it'll be more like light coming through tree-tops. We shall see. I was going to do it in a champagne colour, but fell in love with this emerald.

I also photographed all my currently stashed yarn. All these photos are all links to flickr, where I've made notes on each yarn.

soy silk leftover from lace tablecloth knitpicks essentail leftovers blue wool
black cotton unknown fiber (silk/ linen?) sock yarn

12 comments:

Lolly said...

It is nice to see you on Ravelry! I can't tell you how excited I was to see you write "folksonomies" - it made my little librarian heart leap.

The_Add_Knitter said...

Yarn Forward is going to be lovely, can't wait to see it as it comes along. That particular shade of blue is a personal favorite...

said...

Hurrah! The irony. I was looking to see if you were on Ravelry yet because I could not find the Wonderland Socks on there. :)

Your WIP looks lovely. The linen is gorgeous, I want to touch it!

jade said...

*love* that yarn in the WIP

purls said...

I can't wait to get on ravelry... lucky you.

Stacey said...

glad you're on! :) Yarn Forward is so pretty -that teal is amazing!

Kimberly said...

Hey! Didn't you know us knitters are not an organized bunch? Now that you've defected we have to throw you outta the club....organizing your stash..tsk tsk what will you think of next? Cleaning the bath, shopping with a list?! Aargh!

schrodinger said...

Great to see you on ravelry - congrats. Beautiful colour yarn.

Kathy said...

that's all your stash?!

Ellie said...

Folksonomies - what a great word!

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