Sunday, November 8, 2009
My boyfriend is doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in which he plans to write one novel (approximately 50,000 words) in one month. As a writer, I should be doing this myself, but, alas *sigh*, school is too much of a hassle and I just can't see myself managing it. Maybe next year... Anyway, what I want to do instead is finish as many projects in the month of November as I can (knit-wise)! I'm calling is NaNoKnitMo, but it doesn't actually make sense, since that would be national novel knitting month... but Rachel's doing NaNoPaintMo and that doesn't make much sense either, so just go with it. Here's project numero uno.
MITTENS! I am done, and they knit up super fast. These pictures are taken with Boone's iPhone, so they're pretty craptastic, but I'm sure I'll get better ones up here eventually. The ones below have more light, so they're nicer.
This is what the "after-thought thumb" looked like. I essentially knit normally up to the part where the thumb would go, knit into some waster yarn for 8 stitches, then kept going like normal. At the very end I took the waste yarn out, picked up the stitches, and knit up some damn nice thumbs.
This picture was taken while at a bar, by the way. Yes, I knit at the bar with my Bloody Mary. I think it happens to be quite classy, thankyouverymuch.