Thursday, August 6, 2009

H is for Highly Strung

Or possibly for hate. As in, Piggy hates intarsia (or intarsia hates Piggy?).

As promised, evidence of my failure to heed instructions to twist the yarns loosely:

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And just in case that isn't clear enough...

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And I is for Inconsistency: had I mananaged to yank on the yarns with equal vigour throughout, I could pretend I was aiming for the puffy-decal effect à la t-shirts from the early 1980s. Alas, no; as the sharp-eyed among you will notice, the middle bar of that H is nicely flat.

With some luck, blocking might reduce the horror. We'll see.

B is For...

Blogiversary! I almost missed it (surprise, surprise!). Saturday marks one year of Flying Pig Knits. To celebrate: an impromptu giveaway! Something from the stash...no idea what yet, but hey, that just fits with the style of things chez Piggy, no?

Leave me a comment below this post by next Thursday, August 13; I'll select a winner using a random number generator on Friday, August 14.

T is For...

Thanks! To everyone for their birthday wishes. :-)

26 comments:

  1. I still think its rad that you are sticking with this project even though you've had some hiccups along the way. Good job! A is for attitude - you have a good one!

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  2. Happy Blogiversary! F is for Fantastic, as in Fantastic Intarsia. I would have thrown it across the room in frustration long before finishing. Give me stranding over intarsia when it comes to colorwork any day.

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  3. Happy Blogaversary!

    I can't do intarsia either. Colorwork, fine, but instarsia just doesn't work when I try it.

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  4. I still think that intarsia looks amazing!!! Congrats on the blogiversary! P is for Piggy!!

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  5. Ditto above: Many congrats & Happy Blogaversary; Intarsia looks fine-we're our own worst critics I've found!

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  6. B is for BRAVA for even trying! (And happy blogaversary to you... I'll spare you the song, though)

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  7. Spike says Happy Blogersary!

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  8. Blocking will make all the difference in the world. And if it doesn't, felt it and say it was for a stuffed toy piggy (or change purse or whatever) all along! And Happy Blogaversary - a year is one hell of an achievement (coming from someone who has started three separate blogs that have each lasted no longer than one week)!

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  9. Linda in Alameda, CAAugust 6, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    H is also for Human, which you are. And congratulations on your Blogiversary

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  10. Happy Blog Birthday. Love reading your blog.

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  11. "P" is for POOFY! Here's hoping blocking beats poofy.

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  12. Happy Blogversary! I have only been reading your blog for a few months and had no idea you only started a year ago.

    Steam block that H and it will look fine.

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  13. Happy Blogversary - love the blue/bronze combination!

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  14. Happy Blogiversary! I agree with those who said blocking will help - blocking is like magic!

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  15. Happy Blogiversary. If it is any consolation, my first stab at intarsia was a nightmare. It was 'supposed to be a picture of Snoopy on a kid's sweater. Let us just say Snoopy was extremely thin in the middle and unevenly poofy all over. No pretending that I meant to do it that way. LOL

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  16. I think it looks awesome - the raised texture really looks cool! But I do totally agree about intarsia, it's annoying.

    Happy blogiversary!

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  17. Greatly enjoy your blog. I feel like I have made a new friend. I knit like you start something then move on to something else. Happy Blog Birthday!

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  18. Happy Blogiversary! Happy Birthday too! That sweater looks perfect. It looks like it was made my Mrs. Weasly herself! Finish it and wear it with pride girl.

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  19. Happy Blogiversary!!

    I have no clue what my first intarsia will look like, but I'm pretty sure it won't be very pretty.

    Here's to hoping the poofy goes away after blocking!

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  20. Happy Blogiversary from Jen sitting in YVR.

    You can fix the puffy by sliding a needle under the short floats and stretching them. It helps a little.

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  21. Fabulous that your blogiversary is remembered (I keep forgetting about mine). Love the sweater, it looks amazing. We're always our own worst critics.

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  22. You know, for a "prodigious collector of unfinished objects" and an "Opinionated procrastiknitter", I have a big "A" in hand that "admires" the way that you've stuck with this project. We'll have a party to celebrate completion!

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  23. Congrats on the blogiversary!!!!

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  24. OMG, I'm so rude. I was sure I'd wished you a happy blogiversary but it turns out I hadn't.

    Mmm, hmmm, okay, here goes....HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! ;)

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  25. Happy blogiversary. Just discovered you recently and have been enjoying things here.

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