Monday, May 22, 2006

 

Repeat 100 times: "I must be smarter than the website"


Apparently I'm not. So for anyone else having problems figuring out how to post pix on this crazy blog (which I'm a virgin at), you can't use the "Blog This!" link at the top. If you click on the "Blogger" link on the very top left of the screen, it'll take you to your Dashboard (whatever that is), where masondixonkal should be shown. Then click on the big green plus button to "Add a post". Phwew!

Anywaaaaaaaaaaay............

Here, finally and with much ado, is my fancy schmancy cheap ol' Red Heart portlight cover. To explain (or maybe just to beg for mercy), I used the terrible, devil-yarn because I had it and figured it'd be better to waste some of it than some good expensive yarn for my experiment. Besides, my heart won't break if it gets moldy and has to be chucked! Maybe next time I'll practice a little intarsia or something - an white anchor floating in a sea of blue, perchance?

Essentially, I just "wung it". I knitted on circulars a flat rectangle the width and height of the face of the portlight, increasing and decreasing to make the corners rounded. Then I picked up all the stiches and just knit in the round till it was just shy of the correct depth. At that point, I guesstimated the location of the little opening knobby doohitchies and threw in a couple of really long button holes (my first!) and finished it off with another round or two. I used the long tail as a cinch and tied it in a pretty little bow.

So waddya think? I like it and so does hubby, which thoroughly suprised me! He's asking for more!

Glad to be aboard, so to speak. Thanks!

LaDonna

Comments:
That looks really funny. I'm not a boat person, don't know a thing about it, but knitting can only enhance it, right! ;o)
 
LaDonna, thanks a lot for posting the photo and how you did it - we are scheduled to haul our boat this coming Saturday to do the boat bottom and then hopefully we will get to enjoy it in the Gulf Islands and beyond.
I have to look through my stash and take the appropriate yarn with me, I definitely want to try this for our ports which are similar to yours, except in the head I have an oval port - oh well, I will have to think of something.
Thanks again,
Fair Winds,
Ingrid
S/V Servus
 
LaDonna, thanks a lot for posting the photo and how you did it - we are scheduled to haul our boat this coming Saturday to do the boat bottom and then hopefully we will get to enjoy it in the Gulf Islands and beyond.
I have to look through my stash and take the appropriate yarn with me, I definitely want to try this for our ports which are similar to yours, except in the head I have an oval port - oh well, I will have to think of something.
Thanks again,
Fair Winds,
Ingrid
S/V Servus
 
LaDonna, thanks a lot for posting the photo and how you did it - we are scheduled to haul our boat this coming Saturday to do the boat bottom and then hopefully we will get to enjoy it in the Gulf Islands and beyond.
I have to look through my stash and take the appropriate yarn with me, I definitely want to try this for our ports which are similar to yours, except in the head I have an oval port - oh well, I will have to think of something.
Thanks again,
Fair Winds,
Ingrid
S/V Servus
 
Hi Ingrid,

We love the NW! We're from Oregon originally, but spent the last two summers in and around Puget Sound (last summer we actually took the boat from Seattle to Sitka, AK). It's definitely our favorite place ... in the SUMMER!

Good luck with the projeck - it was fun!

LaDonna
 
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