Sunday, February 28, 2010

the fake wake

I went to a wake today. No, not the funeral kind, silly. It was my friend's 50th birthday party, which her daughter had brilliantly conceived. There was an "over-the-hill" cake, black napkins, black papercups(with red punch in them), and a voluntary "mournful" dress code which, as you can see, I took advantage of with enthusiasm.

It was fun.
Except for the fact that I wore heels for 8 hours today. I think that's why I'm frowning in the picture.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Tesla would be proud.

But I'm a little jealous.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sherwood Sleeves

These sleeves are **3/4 LENGTH**
Just making sure you saw...
If you want them longer, go to 80-85 rows before starting to increase.

You Need
Crochet hook or embroidery needle
Size 11(USA) circular knitting needles
1 skein Lion Bran Homespun yarn
a gauge of 3 stitches and 4 rows in stockinette=1 inch

CO 50 sts

Row 1-4: *K1, P1* repeat until the end
Continue in stockinette for 46 rows.

Row 51: K1, M1, K to last st, M1, K1
Row 52: P across
Rows 53-63: Repeat tows 51&52
Rows 64-70: K across
Bind off loosely.

Repeat for the other half.
Right sides together, sew the back seam using your chosen method.
Right sides together, sew the sleeve seam stopping at 16".

Pick up 104 stitches around the neckline.
Round 1: *K1, P1* repeat around
Round 2-5: Repeat row 1
Bind off loosely.

Weave in ends if you didn't while working.