Saturday, June 10, 2006

bottle of wine

For my roommate Alice's birthday, I knit her a wine bottle cozy from knitty. Would you ever guess that her favorite color is pink? I knit it in the round, which required some modifications to the pattern. The eyelet row should be knit as follows: k2, k2tog, YO, [p2tog through back loop, YO, k2, k2tog, YO] to last two stitches, p2tog through back, YO. To knit the bottom, I did the stitching she suggested in the round, and it came out a bit too small, probably since I eliminated the crocheting that she used to attach the flat piece. Next time I would just add a few more knit rows between the decreases. I used Red Heart Kids in the Dream Girl color.

four dimensions

What better to knit a math professor than a four-dimensional object that can be worn? Unfortunately, this one turned out a bit small to be a grown-up sized hat. I knit this kleinbottle from the beginning of the tube part, and then made a bulb with a hole. I attached the narrow end of the bulb to the end of the tube through the hole. If I were to do it again, I'd use thinner yarn (I used Jo-Ann Sensations brand Life yarn) and make sure that the bulb part was long enough to cover the ears when doubled over.