Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tamnesty International


Gosh, am I done with the tam-puns yet? No way! Gotta keep Joan and Marie amused!

Here's the rest of my Woolbearer's Ringspun and Elann Pamir. I worked to integrate BOTH colors on the side of the tam. I've found that in off-the-cuff two color work, I am pretty darned speedy when all I have to do is alternate two colors, which accounts for the stripe patterns on the sides. I was getting a little worried that I would run out of my main color, and wanted to spread it out a little. Good thing, because my ball of leftovers was the size of a hackysack.

I found that it was a little harder to make an interesting, pointy design when each segment contains an even number of stitches; an even number of stitches makes rounded designs imperative. It's still attractive, and I am happier with the overall integration of the two colors, BUT I think I'm keeping the first one. This one's off to Colorful Colorado.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your needles are on fire! Both tams look fanatastic. I really like how clear the design is in the second one. Can't wait to see the next installment. kelly

jayne said...

These are very impressive -- you should be proud of yourself. I can see your skill with the colour changes and the neatness/evenness of your stitches very clearly in this one. Take a bow!

Guess what we all want for HUGe next year??? LOL.

Having a Knit Fitt said...

Instead of a Knit Fitt, I am having a Hat Attack!

junior_goddess said...

No kidding, I've done 3 this week! I can see my round jog, and it's bugging me!

smariek said...

Tamolicious! Omigosh, you keep outtamming yourself! They just get better and better! I love all the color work, I've gotta move colorwork into my "to learn" list...

Jill said...

The Tams are fantastic. You need to post a picture of someone wearing it!

Daryl said...

They are truly gorgeous. That does it, I'm off to the library to see if I can find a copy of the 2002 Interweave Knits. Daryl

Libby said...

Tamtastic!!!

Vamanta said...

You are weaving a Harry Potter-esque spell upon all who read your blog. A few more puns and we will all be knitting a freaking tam.

benne said...

You sure have been tamming it up lately! Very pretty and great job -perfect for your desire for color and stitch changes. Joan, does this mean that the Sorting Hat in HP is now a tam??? Tamnation!

Trish - My Merino Mantra said...

Joan's right! I-must-knit-a-tam. Now. Tammit!

Cindy G said...

It's more than attractive, It's gorgeous.