Archive for the 'Knitting Stuff' Category

Happy Monday

Posted by jackie blue on April 2nd, 2007

Been working hard on the baby quilt. This is not AT ALL what I had planned. I ended up eliminating one of the fabrics, adding a few others, and breaking it all up with solid brights. It’s REALLY bright. Not so much my taste. But babies love bright colors, and he’ll grow into this well because it’s not so babyish, right? It’s a design still in the works as I am not following any set pattern. These are just blocks, not sewn together, and I keep moving them around. Work is slow, so I have the next few days to work on it with little interruption.

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Next, check out this great skirt my mother made for me. She copied the basic style from an Anthropologie skirt I had, but made it cuter with trim and the fabulous Liberty cotton. I love this skirt. I didn’t even *start* my dress yet!

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And here’s proof I still knit once in awhile. Ribby cardi – Cascade 220.

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We have a winner

Posted by jackie blue on March 7th, 2007
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Aran Pullover from Interweave

Organic Undyed Merino from Greenwood Hill Farm

Modification – after seaming, a big lump of extra fabric was seamed and cut from under arm. Way too many stitches and frequent decreasing caused wack shaping. Beware if knitting this pattern.

Lighting is terrible for a self portrait of dark cabling in a dark apt. This was the best I can do! (And believe me, you’re happy I cropped out the expression on my face…)

Highlights of a finishing race

Posted by jackie blue on February 25th, 2007

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A binding being sewn

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A neck being knit

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An old project resurrected

Which one will win?

Boo hoo

Posted by jackie blue on February 8th, 2007
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I have no idea how this happened. The socks are barely weeks old. True I’ve been wearing them a lot on these cold cold days, but c’mon, it’s heavyweight Socks That Rock, it should have more wear than that in them. I don’t recall trying to shove the socks into my favorite but oh so hard to pull on boots, so I really haven’t a clue. But now I must find where I put the tiny bit of extra yarn, and start darning. I stink at darning. Bah.

In good news though, my favorite cranky monkey’s arse arrives tomorrow to make a quilt with me all weekend. How cool is that?