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Tuesday, February 5, 2008
I've decided to climb Everest. Okay, so not literally, but I did get my very own sherpa. My Everest goes by the name of Jeanie. After a lot of sweat and tears I finally got over the massive foundational boulders that could otherwise be called the cast on/first two rows. Seriously, I was so frustrated! That is until I looked to my ever so faithful sherpa. I am now scaling the mountain one foot at a time and it's going quite well. No lack of oxygen so far!




I did stop to camp out a bit. I realize I just started but my mom's birthday is coming up on the 19th and I wanted to get a couple things done for her. One is a book scarf and the other is...





It's a book sweater! I found the chart for the K here. It's turning out really well so far. Especially considering it's my first time actually "achieving" color work! Minus double knitting but that's not exactly hard color work, it's just switching the yarns back and forth. Can't say I'm all too fond of the process of intarsia. It's quite annoying actually. I can totally see me falling in love with fair isle though. I'm hoping to eventually make the Venezia Pullover from InterweaveKnits Winter 2006 issue.







I love the colors Jench1n used, but then again I love most of what she does!



Speaking of colors (yeah that transition was a little too Deawn-ish, don't ask), I tried to lighten my hair. It was black with red stripes, now it's a brand new color all together! introducing the next rage in hair coloring....

The Hyena!!







Yeah, it's bad. Oh well, I'm rockin' it. I have to wait a few weeks before attempting to fix it since I kinda overkilled it in the past 6 weeks and now I fear hair loss if I try too soon. I have actually gotten compliments on it but most people are like "oh wow" and not in a good way. I think the compliments are coming from those who thought the black was too "goth." I roll my eyes at them. Doesn't matter now anyway, I've got hyena hair!!

Posted by Elyse at 1:27 PM |

2 Comments:

At February 5, 2008 at 5:09:00 PM CST, Blogger Miss Violet said........
Ain't nothin' wrong with gothchicks.... :) :) :)

And remind me to show you the pictures of the time I tried to strip the black out of my hair and ended up looking like AN EXPLODED MANGO. No shit. It was scary. Hyena hair? Totally an improvement. :)

love,
the Sherpa.
 


At February 8, 2008 at 1:26:00 PM CST, Blogger Sarafae said........
I think I did pretty good for my first time attempting fair isle. We have to knit sometime so I can show you the 99.99% finished sock. Stupid bind off...