Monday, June 25, 2007

Losing Focus

I don't know if it's something to do with the weather or what, but I have crazy focus issues lately. I start something, abandon it, start something else, feel guilty about the first thing & then the cycle starts over at the beginning. Maybe it's not the weather; maybe I just found some really cute new things to knit. Case in point: Zodiac. Don't get your hopes up; it's for a guy at work.

Yes, another Knitty pattern. But, look, I actually BOUGHT a pattern too. Do I get any credit for that?

Zodiac stats:
Yarn: Bernat Satin from Joann's (2 balls for the 3-6 months size)
Pattern: Zodiac from Knitty
Needles: I tried to get gauge on 9s & 10s, but ended up using 10.5s to get 4.5 sts per inch (and the pattern called for 4 sts per inch). I just made the larger size to compensate for my wrong gauge. It worked out fine.
Model: Olivia's Build a Bear Monkey (so cute!)
Mods: Um, obviously I didn't go with the whole 'zodiac' theme & decided to make my own NY Yankees symbol chart. I don't know if it was necessarily BECAUSE of the Yankee logo (Audrey), but it took me 3 tries to get the damn thing right. But it is done and it is so cute and I just pray it fits over that baby's head (cause me & monkey had a little struggle with it). Oh, and I put in a strip of snap tape instead of a zipper.

Now, must resist knitting skirt............
Must finish other things first.............
Yeah, right!


Karen said...

Gee I hope you didn't catch that from me. I still can't find anything that holds my attention very long.

Zodiac is really cute!

robin said...

Love that color of the hemp for the skirt! Still waiting for mine and the pattern!

karen cavanaugh said...

Jen - This looks so good you should copyright it :)

Don't despair everyone gets startitis.

Karen Cav

Laurel said...

Um, wait a second. You mean we're supposed to FINISH stuff before we start more stuff? Oh, well, that explains the mess around here!