First off, I must apologize for how sporadically I am here…However, I’ve been learning more and more and just recently (as in the past week…haha) have gotten intarsia down…lol…I have no idea why, but I had the hardest time trying to get it right, despite Amy’s wonderful video! Anyway, finally, after months (I know, sad…haha) I have intarsia figured out! I knew I would be smacking myself once I got the hang of it because I knew it would be easy and I’d be like “how on earth did I ever have trouble with this?!”
Quickly, a little background…Hubby and I had gone to Best Buy recently and I was looking through the cell phone cases. I found absolutely nothing I would buy. They were either too big, too small, too ugly, too expensive or leather (I don’t buy leather/suede, etc…). The sales girl comes over and asked me if I needed help since she noticed I had been looking through the cases for FOREVER! Well, I was talking to her about my case “dilemma” (lol) when all of a sudden, it hit me…DUH, I could just knit my own! Well, after my genius (hahaha) idea, hubby said he wanted one too…We wanted a skull and crossbones “picture” on it, but I had nooo idea how to do intarsia so I decided I’d just go for knitting the case in stockinette, and actually knit the “picture” into the case (since I had done something similar from the Stitch n Bitch book when learning to knit). Well, I completed one side of it and I thought it turned out TERRIBLE! Hubby asked me, well, can’t you just knit the skull into the case with a different color and I was like…uhhhhhh…no…lol…Well, I decided, after many previous failed attempts, I’d try it again…I watched Amy’s video again, found written instructions watched a couple more videos and finally was like ok, I think I can…lol…So, I tried and my god, it was SO EASY! A little annoying with all the tails dangling around, but easy…lol…So, without further ado, here’s my second try at intarsia!