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« on: June 01, 2011 09:44:57 PM »

A little late posted this...I had a crazy day!

I'm still working on the same things...socks and the purple sweater.

I made some great progress on the sweater though.  I finished the lower body!!! 

I started on the sleeves today and have about 3 inches done!  I think they'll go quickly.  Smiley

So...what are you guys working on this week? 

« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2011 08:21:26 AM »

trying to sew up my pink nature's choice  cardigan. i had a friend help me decipher the pattern on putting it together but i think i still have guage issues..the sleeves look like wings.
how do you do a mattress stitch if the item is all in garter?? i'm just kind of whip stitching it together ;; and so many people/places said mattress stitch is better. Huh
i also have to learn to pick up stitches for teh collar when i'm done.
i'll try to post a pic when it's done
this is the pattern:
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2011 10:14:51 AM »

how do you do a mattress stitch if the item is all in garter?? i'm just kind of whip stitching it together ;; and so many people/places said mattress stitch is better. Huh

Knitty has an article on seaming and they cover vertical seams in garter stitch at the end of it.

Now, for what I have been up to... well the doll top is finished, and I posted it over in the completed projects section.

Still no progress on my purple cabled sweater, partly because I swiped the #10 (6mm) tips to work on the ribbing on this:

I have been wanting this yarn for ages and I finally gave in and bought the three balls in the same dye lot (leaving one non-matching ball behind). Since you don't get that far with 430 yards of chunky when you're a size 2/3X I opted for a shrug based off a top down raglan. That's the end of the second ball in the photo so the last one will be split to knit some sleeves.

I finally took a photo of the water bottle cozies I mentioned, and the finished socks.

And I started this:

Yes, that is two strands of sewing thread. The needles are size 5/0 (1mm).  Grin

I'm about twice as far along on that since I took the photo, though I almost needed to restart it last night. I was talking with my roommate in the living room when one of our cats trotted by with the knitting in her mouth and the threads trailing behind her all the way to where I left the WIP on desk. She looked very pleased with herself. Fortunately the damage was limited to the tails from my cast on being soaked in cat spit and my having to untangle the mess I made collecting up the threads before she, or one of the other two cats, decided to play with them.
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