Well, I decided to show a work in progress. I don't normally seem to do this because I like to show the finished product. I suppose, though, that it is a good idea to post progress pics because then you, or me, or anyone who wants to see, can watch the item unfold so to speak. I guess it's like with kids...a parent doesn't wait until the child is all grown up before showing his/her picture to others and say, "See, this is my kid. He/She is all complete and grown up now." No, a parent shows baby pics, toddler pics, older kid pics, teen pics...all kinds of pics of their "work in progress".
Anyway, for your view pleasure (or displeasure), I present to you the back of the Let's Party Cardi from the January Issue of Creative Knitting: The red part of it didn't turn out well in the pic for some reason. In some lights, the red looks closer to a pinkish colour...not quite fuchsia (ok I had to look up how to spell fuchsia and I had no idea that's how you spell the word...it looks weird, lol), yet in other lights it looks red. When I bought the yarn, in the store is looked closer to a bright pink, yet at time, as I say, it looks red. They had a dark red and dark blue, but I wanted the brighter ones. Anyway, I don't know if it goes well enough together, but I think it will pass...at least I hope it does. I don't want the recipient, whoever she may be, to look like a freak!
Here is a closeup of the work. Again, the red section didn't seem to focus in very well...that part is worked knit on the right side, and then a knit two, purl four repeat one the wrong side. I know, the rotten picture taking doesn't show that. The blue is a simple garter stitch (knit both sides)...hmm, and I just realized that the picture to the left is the inside of the garment, and not the outside...can tell where the blue joins in. Sheesh, gonna have to work on my photography skills too!
Tinker Belle has gotten quite used to having her picture posted on my blog for the world to see. I am afraid it might be going to her head! What is a kitty mama supposed to do? Well, I opt for showing her picture of course...especially since she threatened my yarn. She grabbed the ball of red...or grabbed a strand and pulled it along and was about to wreck havoc unless I snapped her picture. Unfortunately, in the picture she looks somewhat innocent as if to say "Gee, how did that get there?" However, I know differently! Especially since after the picture was taken she grabbed the strand in front of her and ran off into the dining room leaving the skein in place where it was and a trail of yarny evidence that lead to her going under the dining room table...silly kitty!