Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Purple Stripe Sweater - Update 8: Project Notes

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--- PEEPSHOW: Look what people made with my patterns ...
--- LINKFEST: Check out these amazing crafters and makers!
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Monday, March 19, 2012

Purple Stripe Sweater - Update 7: Finished Sweater

It was a beautiful sunny day yesterday ... freezing, but beautiful.  I have my coat and scarf at my feet in these photos.  I'm sure everyone else at the park thought I was nuts. :)
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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Purple Stripe Sweater - Update 6: Actual Steek

... and then it was time to steek the real sweater!
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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Purple Stripe Sweater - Update 5: Swatching the Steek and Ribbing

I wanted to steek the front edges of my sweater to allow me to cut off the myriad of ends the stripes left.  I was a little worried though, so I swatched the whole thing.  As hilarious as it sounds, at times like this, I feel like a master painter making a detail practice painting ...  it's the same kind of thing, right?  Practice makes perfect. ;)
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Purple Stripe Sweater - Update 4: Dealing with Yarn Ends In Arms

When I was knitting the arms, I would carry the yarn if I was only skipping over two rows, otherwise, I would cut the yarn.  There were dozens of ends along the seam where I was making color changes and cutting the yarn.
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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Purple Stripe Sweater - Update 3: Fixing Too-Wide Armholes

As I suspected, the arms on this sweater were much bigger than I wanted them to be.  They might be the right size for layering over button up shirts, but I wanted a closer, smoother fit, so I went back and made some adjustments.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Purple Stripe Sweater - Update 2: Color Change At Ribbing

Even with the stripes, this is a very quick knit on 5.0 mm needles.  I sped through the body and did everything according to the pattern ...

.. until ... haha, you knew there was an until, right?
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Purple Stripe Sweater - Update 1: Picking Stripes

At the beginning of December I decided to start a couple of sweaters.  Out of the blue, I suddenly HAD to cast on for both of them.  One is slumbering now, but I'm still in the thick of the other, so I'm going to start blogging about it - Panoply of Purple Stripes using Stefanie Japel's knitting pattern Shapely Boyfriend.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Grey Gloves - Crossing Stitches

You may remember that the mustard gloves were an experiment to not make little holes when the stitches split at the thumb/palm and in between the fingertubes.  For these gloves, I'm trying the crossed stitch technique I found on TECHKnitting.
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Monday, October 31, 2011

Mustard Gloves - Tricks For Picking Up Stitches

As I mentioned in my last post about these gloves, I started these gloves about 6 months ago.  I was fresh off my own pair of turtleneck gloves and I was curious about how to avoid the holes that appear on either side of the thumb when you pick up the stitches for the thumb tube.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Intarsia Knitting Tutorial on

Woo hoo!  Check out my Intarsia 101 tutorial on CRAFT Magazine's site.
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Friday, September 23, 2011

Sapphire Stack of Owls

Look at what blocking does!  It's a must for knitted lace.  If you're going to take the time to knit lace, you gotta block it. And, let me tell you, knitting is slow and knitting complicated lace is SLOWER than slow.  When I was first starting out, I think I was going so slowly that time started running backwards.
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Monday, September 19, 2011

Blocking My Blue Lace Scarf

After  I finished knitting my Sapphire Stack of Owls scarf, I quickly had to order some blocking wires.
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Sunday, September 11, 2011

My Guest Post on Whip Up

Wanna read about my first knit lace project?  You can, in my Guest Post on Whip Up.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Braided Cable Headband

I completed my knitted braided cable headband.  It's made from Schulana Merino Cotton 135.  It's a soft and spongy yarn that doesn't itch me at all.
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Clown Sweater Construction Details

Get ready to learn more information about the construction of a mini clown sweater than any one human should know.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Clown Sweater Sleeves

I am savoring this project.  Taking my time.  Enjoying every step.  This is so much fun, I don't want it to end.  I'm going to be a little sad when it's all over and I have to mail it away.
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Clown Sweater Progress

I've finished the embroidery on the face.  Now to do the hairy sleeves.
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Clown Sweater For A Mini Monkey

Yes, it's as terrifyingly adorable as you'd imagine.
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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Knitted & Crocheted Chair Covers

When I saw the photo of the color stripes in my first post about the knitted chair covers, I noticed something that really got under my skin: accidental red-white-blue.
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Knitted Chair Covers

The two guest chairs in my office from work have been well-loved.  I want to spruce them up a little with slip covers.
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