PhinisheD Knits!

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Off the needles!

Off the needles!
Originally uploaded by thomasina.
One down, umpteen million to go...

Friday, March 04, 2005

No one home?

No one seems to be posting, so I thought maybe I should start my own blog, Everybody wants a rock... wind a piece of string around. I've also got a flickr account that is pretty much all yarn (at least the public part). Or just post a note on PhinisheD OT that things are ramping up here.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Continuing apace

Continuing apace
Originally uploaded by thomasina.
I am so excited to see this taking shape -- the cables are really fun to do.

Sunday, February 27, 2005


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

10,000 Words!

I've finally posted my photos to flickr -- current incarnation of the DNA scarf.

Here's a photo of when it was a wee baby scarf, back on Valentine's day.

The poor abandoned fingerless mitten is here. It got a bunch of work done one it at the beginning of the scarf, before I got into the rhythm of the cabling.

Roma, how is the shawl coming? I don't think I could bear to frog an entire shawl -- you are very brave. Pseudo, any photos (or at least descriptions) of the scarf? Anyone else knitting?

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Tectonics scarf!

A big welcome to Pseudotachylite! In more geologic news, the charts for the tectonics scarf are now online, here and here. Even better, R. has charted more geologic ages than she used in her scarf, so if we chose different times we can still have unique scarves. I am really wanting to do these in a rich, rust-orange brown and deep medium blue, with the continents purled instead of knitted to stand out a bit more.

Also, R. shared with me how she did the charts: imported tectonics charts off the web into adobe illustrator, changed to two contrasting colors, and then pixelated the result to get the charts (the ones online have been converted to jpeg, which is why they are slightly wonky). This seems like a great way to make charts in general -- though these are not among my current AI skills, I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to figure out.

Monday, February 21, 2005

End of Row?

Hi Folks,

I'm a new knitter (I'm just 2/3 of the way through my very first scarf) and having lots of fun. I have a quick question for any experienced knitters out there. When I get to the end of each row, the stitches seem to be really big and loose. No matter what I do, the first/last stich always seems to be a bit ugly looking. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Are there any ways to avoid this problem?


Mr. Snow / Pseudotachylite