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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / EZ February baby sweater on: June 21, 2007 05:19:46 AM
I love when someone I know is having a little girl, because this sweater makes me so happy. 





Pattern: Elizabeth Zimmermann's baby sweater on 2 needles (practically seamless) from Knitters Almanac
Yarn: Caron Simply soft, which is worsted.  I like the drape of this better with DK, but this was a stashbuster
Needles: Size 5 knitpicks
Mods: I only added 2 buttons and did not do the decreases for the bottom band, because I flat out forgot. 
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Flair by Knit & Tonic on: May 23, 2007 05:19:53 AM
Hooray!  My first sweater!  Cheesy

I had to add a bit of length but as it was top down that was easy to do.  Maybe it was row gauge, maybe I have a freakishly long torso.  Who knows?



Pattern: Flair from Knit and tonic http://knitandtonic.typepad.com/knitandtonic/2007/02/flair.html

Yarn: Blue Sky Organic Dyed Cotton in Toffee

Needles: Size 8 Knitpicks options
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Wandering Aran Fields on: April 12, 2007 06:22:31 AM
I made this capelet from Wrap Style for my grandmother... she's always cold and the Aran motif in cream reminds me of Irish fisherman's sweaters that my grandfather wore.  Finished up just in time for her birthday. 

Pattern: Wandering Aran Fields by Norah Gaughan in Wrap Style
Yarn: Patons Classic Merino Wool (I think in Aran)
Needles: Knitpicks options in size 6-8



And, my littlest cat decided to pose with it, so here is some cuteness...
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Knit & Tonic's Flair anyone? on: April 11, 2007 04:32:32 AM
http://knitandtonic.typepad.com/knitandtonic/2007/02/flair.html

Looks like a great layering piece for Spring.  I've cast on already with the recommended Blue Sky Cotton that I picked up in a kit from kpixie.com  I'm maybe 1.5-2 inches into it - just did the first button holes a few rows ago. 

Anyone else?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitty's Best Friend Purse on: April 01, 2007 04:21:48 PM
MJ trim had run out of the 5 inch frame, so I made it on the 6 inch and amazingly only needed to go up one needle size and not adjust the pattern at all.  The lining is proof positive that I am a knitter and not a seamstress, but oh well... the bff will love it, I hope. 




6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What do you use for your soak before blocking? on: March 20, 2007 12:28:41 PM
Let's say I need to block something soon and I haven't been able to find any of those delicious soaking products locally.  I could order, but I'm in a jam.  Can I use baby shampoo or woolite?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help! More stitches in back then front of sweater on: March 05, 2007 11:07:44 AM
I didn't count correctly before I began the increases - I used the numbers for the next smaller size.  So now there are more stitches in the back then the front.  Namely 10 stitches.  2 inches.

Now, arms are more to the front then the back, right?  It should be ok, right? 
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Gauge? on: February 22, 2007 07:22:08 PM
I'm trying to get gauge for a sweater.   I need 18 sts in 4 inches.  I have between 19 and 20.  Is that close enough? 
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Decreases marked on chart - how do I do that? on: February 21, 2007 06:36:29 AM
So I am making Wandering Aran fields from Wrap Style.  The chart makes sense until the decreases start... it just says "no stitch" on the key.  No stitch?  But there was a stitch below.  So what do you do?  You can't just drop it, right? 

All of the decreases are purls.  What to do?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Sweet Zimmermann baby sweater on: February 18, 2007 04:13:36 PM
This was made for a friend of mine, the shower is this coming weekend.  The pattern is the Februrary Baby sweater from Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitters Almanac.  I used Elann Peruvian Highland Silk.  I love that yarn... affordable, great sheen and a beautiful color.



The pattern is great because it allows you to think for yourself a bit.  It was a great way to increase my skills.
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