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« on: May 25, 2011 05:53:53 AM »

Boy, this Wednesday came fast!  I really haven't done much knitting this week.  I've had a crazy weekend moving my grandpa back into his house.  I took my knitting with me but didn't touch it at all!

The project I've been working on for a swap, I decided it's going to take me way way way too long to finish before the deadline (and it's become way more than a "large" for swapping).  These are going to be some pretty mittens though.  The pattern is End of May Mittens so you can see what they are going to look like.  I've been wanting to make these for awhile now so I'm glad at least they are started.


A tiny tiny bit of progress on one arm of my Pinwheel sweater:


I have made absolutely no progress this week on my purple sweater or green socks.  Oh well, maybe this week. Smiley

Maybe you guys had a more productive week.  What are you working on this week??
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011 08:27:07 AM »

I wasn't as productive as I would have liked. We went up to the U.P. for the weekend and I thought I'd have two full days of nothing to do but read and knit... and then the water pump died after just a few hours. So I got one evening of knitting in before we headed back home to the distractions of the internet.

I did get a lot done on the socks though:


I have about 10 rounds of ribbing to do to finish them. Socks are something I basically only knit for myself, which means I'm always knitting a size 13... they take ages. Tongue

I knit another water bottle cozy so we're set for the convention next month. Metal water bottles are awesome when you have a free supply of ice water around a convention, but they sweat so the cotton cozies will hopefully cut down on the damp.

I just did a couple rows on the sweater, not enough to bother with a new photo. I really want to finish that up before it gets cool enough to wear it. Or more precisely, before it's way too hot to have that much knitting in my lap.

Since I was home more than I expected I did get to work on the doll top:



I'm actually further along than this now, about twenty rows further, as I just completed the increases for the hips. Since I have to take it off the needles to try it on the doll this will be the last photo before I bind off. I'll take one after I bind off the hem but before I cut the thread (in case I need to rip back) and another after I finish up the armhole opening.

I may have to start a new project before the weekend, we're thinking of trying to head north again.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011 11:10:26 AM »

The socks are looking nice!  So close to being done!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011 11:32:04 AM »

The socks are looking nice!  So close to being done!  Smiley

Thanks! The stitch pattern is something I found here on Craftster (in this thread) and loved, but I don't wear scarves so I put it on a sock. Smiley I tweaked it a bit, and mirrored the k7tog as s7k on the second sock. I was worried about the bulk from that massive decrease but the previous pair I knit with the pattern gives me no problems even in tightly laced shoes.
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2011 12:51:34 PM »

Wow, you guys should give yourself more credit for productivity!  Tephra: amazing progress on the socks, and that sweater is just so incredible! Such tiny thread and needles...AMAZING.  SarahJ, I'm loving those mittens so far...is that pink part going to be a turned hem?
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2011 04:53:49 PM »

Yea, that pink is going to go inside.  When I saw the pattern I thought I would have to knit a whole lining but I actually like this way better!  Less work.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011 10:05:08 AM »

OK it's friday and i'm finally posting to WIP Wednesday!!! I needed my daughter's helping resizing pics --i'm finished this cardigan --it's a Lion Brand pattern and the yarn is nature's choice cotton. i liked the yarn, but this is my first cardigan so i'm going to need some guidance sewing it together...it seems big and baggy..and the sleeves say "raglan" so they look like wings-   Cheesy-but i'm just excited that i'm done..i'll try to post when it's sewn up!
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2011 10:22:45 AM »

i liked the yarn, but this is my first cardigan so i'm going to need some guidance sewing it together...

I would definitely recommend mattress stitch! It really, REALLY makes everything look professional and nice.  It takes a little time to do, but the results are so worth it!
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