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11  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Mrs. Darcy KAL on: June 12, 2007 05:41:43 PM
Shoot, now I can't find my pattern with notes and I looked everywhere! (Senility Land, here I come.  Sad Huh)

But if I remember correctly:
(1) I don't think I tweaked the sleeve caps.
(2) At the end, I thought I should have tweaked 'em.
(3) But everything turned out decently ok come seaming time. (I kind of "made it work," so to speak. . . )

Overall, I think I should have made a deeper hole for my increasingly "deconditioned" arm to fit through. But blocking works wonders.

Edited to add: Generally, I like to insert lifelines at crucial junctures (like beginning shaping). Then you can just rip back if anything looks wonky!

12  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Norah Gauhan cardigan from Vogue Knitting on: June 11, 2007 07:34:25 PM
sugarpie, great job! Your version looks like a cute little caplet that fits nicely. [*runs off to look at my abandoned Vogue mag and neglected yarn*]
13  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Mrs. Darcy KAL on: June 07, 2007 05:33:57 PM
Here's my tweaking (from chicken scratched notes):

-BO 4 sts at beginning of next two rows.
-K2tog at the beg of next 2 rows.
-K2tog AT EACH END of every other row for the next 8 rows as following:
  1. So next row, k2tog at each end
  2. work regular
  3. k2tog each end
  4. regular
  5. k2tog each end
  6. regular
  7. k2tog each end
  8. regular
Then I believe I knit one row.
Then I did 24 rows of st st.
I ended up with 50 sts instead of 48.

I was kind of making it up as I went along so I'm sure there's more logical tweaking out there.  I just tried to make sure that went I did the front Left and Right, they matched the Back vis-a-vis any tweaking.

Perhaps, as above, Madame Peps has some useful tweaks?
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Horror Themed Knitted Gift? on: June 05, 2007 08:52:42 PM

I really want to make the fetus coin purse, just to stuff inside of Knitty's Womb pattern. I don't know what I'd EVER do with it. It just seems like an awesome idea.

Haha, I just sprayed some of my orange juice on my laptop laughing!  Cheesy Only on Craftster  Grin

I myself need to knit a zombie or something gruesome for hubby's b-day next week. Aleirey, let us know what you decide!

15  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Mrs. Darcy KAL on: June 05, 2007 08:27:37 PM
Mabills, your sweater is so rosy. LB Wool-ease comes in some lovely heather colors. Kind of makes me long for winter  Smiley  Love the buttons too! 

Something about the long-ish cuffs in Indie-knitter's pattern seem particularly cozy. They will obviate our need for gloves come winter and I'm thinking they will look cute peeking out of a jacket or coat.

16  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Mrs. Darcy KAL on: May 25, 2007 06:02:05 PM
Peps, it looks lovely! The arms look extra snuggly for fall and winter  Cheesy Congrats on powering through knitting that second arm.
17  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Mrs. Darcy KAL on: May 22, 2007 11:27:15 AM
Thanks ladies!

I also want to figure out a way to knit it in the round - or at least knit the body in one piece because I never was able to get my ribbing on the waist to line up exactly on any of the seams.  Has anyone in this KAL tried that?

Peps, Glampyre's free Forecast sweater pattern has a top down raglan construction which worked super well for me. Maybe similar seamless principles could be applied to Mme Darcy?
18  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Mrs. Darcy KAL on: May 21, 2007 06:30:59 PM
Against my better judgment (i.e., extreme PMS -- and accompanying feelings of looking bloated  Tongue ), here's a picture of my Mrs. Darcy:

The yarn is Classic Elite Skye Tweed in the color Loch Ness. I need to re-block the curvy front border better. And, although the ribbing waist part lined up fine, as a result, I need to add an extra gold button to the ribbing part.

Thanks again for the very lovely pattern Indie-knitter   Grin  I can't wait to see other finished versions.
19  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Mrs. Darcy KAL on: May 20, 2007 05:49:35 PM
Ooh, that's looking great!  Ha, maybe you can pass some sweater seaming tips on to us (or me!)

I finished mine today by sewing on some buttons. It took forever to dry and I think I could have blocked it better but I will try to post a pic tomorrow. (I like outdoor light when I can get it and it's cloudy right now.) Overall, I think it was a fun and painless knit!
20  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Mrs. Darcy KAL on: May 16, 2007 03:56:30 PM
Knitzalot, 3/4-sleeves and cotton look perfect for spring/summer.  The Berry version looks like sherbet! Something about a 3/4 sleeve just seems so wonderfully old-fashioned and classic.

Indie-knitter, maybe Lamb's Pride Cotton Fleece would be a good sub for the Cotton Ease for a summer version? It's soft and breathable too.

My goal tonight: weave in ends and try to fix any general wonkiness then bake (block) it. I tried it on last night and, though, more form-fitting than I'm used to, it appears to fit. (Hopefully, though, you gals won't take a look at my pic, shake your head and think of sausage casings.  Lips sealed  Cheesy)
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