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Cutie

Posted by jackie blue on December 20th, 2007

It’s so cute I almost don’t want to give it up. This is the EZ Baby Sweater on Two Needles, aka February sweater. It’s a gift for my super to go along with his Christmas tip as he has a 1.5 month old girl. It was really just an excuse to make a cute little sweater. I’d keep it but it won’t even fit Ty.

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In other knitting – I didn’t get far at all with my alpaca Hourglass as friends convinced me last weekend it was all twisted. Problem is it’s a twisty yarn and slippery needles, but it was also a little too big (I had gone up a size since I wanted a drapier sweater than last one, but this yarn itself is drapier so I think the same size should do) – anyway I ripped and cast on again but didn’t get far enough to show anything.

Also last night I cast on for the same wristwarmers as Michelle, same color even, since she was nice enough to give me the same yarn she used. Guess we’d better not wear them together, eh?

Speaking of yarn – oh no, let me save that one for tomorrow.

Finished Hourglass

Posted by jackie blue on December 6th, 2007

Something is up with my camera and I just can’t get a good shot of this. Doesn’t help that my apartment gets little light. So sorry for small and blurry – but for now will have to do. Here’s finished Hourglass.

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I’m pretty pleased with it, the pooling isn’t too terrible and I love the tiny stripiness on both sleeves. It’s comfortable and easy (though doesn’t go with those pants too well, oops – it was just for this photo anyway) and I already cast on for another in a very soft alpaca I bought at Rhinebeck 3 years ago.

But I don’t have too much time for that right now as it’s present time of year and I just cast on the EZ February baby sweater all of
blogland has knit.

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I know the color doesn’t scream BABY but I like classic neutrals on little girls. I might spice it up a bit with buttons and perhaps some flower ribbon rosettes on the yoke. Rule to follow though: do not try and knit even the easiest of lace whilst drinking white wine and watching marathon episodes of Wonderpets.

Lots of blue and green

Posted by jackie blue on November 29th, 2007

I don’t know how a whole month has practically gone by. I’ve been busy Chez Blue – transforming my bathroom from a miserable place to one I don’t mind spending time in – all it took was a new coat of paint (in a similar color as before) – a new floor, some brighter linens, etc. I am an idiot and did not take good before photos. I don’t have a photo at all of my former towel storage/hamper – a 5 drawer chest made of cardboard and covered in fabric that was painted the wall color. I can’t believe I spent 14 years with cardboard furniture. Anyway, here are some befores – and some afters.

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New floor in progress.
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And now the afters.
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It still needs some minor work but I’m so much happier with it now.

And look – there’s been knitting too. Hourglass is nearly done.

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I hope to have it finished by this weekend.

Sleevage

Posted by jackie blue on November 5th, 2007

Thanks to a gray, windy and cold Saturday (and a completely lazy Sunday in which I should have gone for a bike ride, but didn’t) I got up to the part of the Hourglass where you put the body down and work the sleeves. But, uh oh, I don’t own a 12″ circular in size 8. Or any other size but a 3 for that matter. And it didn’t even occur to me when I started the sweater that my Knitpicks Options kit would not have a 12″ cable. Nor do they even make one.

Oops. Time for DPNs, which I hate. But damn, I don’t own any size 8 DPNs either. Call Mom. Nope, she doesn’t have them. What to do now? I can’t get to a yarn store till midweek, and dammit, I want to start my sleeves.

Oh wait, there’s that thing that Michelle was doing. That magic loop thing that magically creates a circular needle that you don’t have. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

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Stripey