Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tutorial: Bead and Loop Closure

This is a tutorial for exactly what I did to create the bead and loop closure for my Hemlock Sweater.
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Monday, September 09, 2013

Hemlock Button Closure

Huzzah!  This weekend I finally figured out a way to use my beads to make a closure for Hemlock.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Buttons, Slowly


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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Blocking Hemlock

I'm blocking the lace at the front of Hemlock.
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Monday, July 08, 2013

Finished Knitting Hemlock

Over the holiday, I picked up Hemlock again to put on the finishing touches.  I was surprised to discover that I was actually done knitting it.  Woohoo!
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Monday, April 08, 2013

Hemlock Final Edging

I decided to go with a double seed stitch border under the edge lace.  I frogged the previous edge to move the lace up 8 rows to accommodate the new border. Sometimes I wish I could just copy/paste my crafting.  Oh, the constraints of the analogue universe.
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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Hemlock - Hem Not Quite

I decided to go ahead and work on the hem before I do more sleeve work.  Here is the sweater with mismatch sleeves and a hem ... that rolls ... suckage.
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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Hemlock Sleeve Version 73

The wider sleeve looks sloppy ... sloppy around the lace edge ... sloppy around the shoulder.  I thought having a wider sleeve would make less foldy bits around the arm pit .... you know, ease the transition point between the sleeve and sweater body ... but it appears to have made them worse.
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Friday, March 22, 2013

Hemlock Sleeve Experiment

Oh, crazy sleeve.  How did you ever happen?  Here's what went down ...
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Monday, March 04, 2013

Hemlock Update

I'm getting very close to the bottom hem.  I tried it on recently and I onlyhad a couple of inches left to knit.  Then I try it on again and I still have a couple of inches left to knit.  This has happened a couple times.  It's like Groundhog Day.
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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Hemlock Progress

Both sleeves are done.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hemlock Sleeve

I was getting lost in the miles of stockinette in the body and decided to add a sleeve to my Hemlock.  So much easier than I thought it would be.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hemlock Ensmallering is a Success

Knitting the Extra Small Hemlock in my Extra Large Gauge is working.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hemlock Reboot

I got far enough along with my  Hemlock that I could try it on ... and it was ... big.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hemlock Phase 4, 5, & 6

Since my last hemlock post, I've sped through Phases 4, 5, and 6 - the mirror image of the left side (phases 1, 2, and 3).
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hemlock Phase 3

I have completed the first two phases and started on Phase 3.  The white yarn at the top is the middle of the  back of the neck and the giant safety pin at the bottom is the right collar as it wraps to the front.  On my needles is the shoulder shaping.
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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Hemlock - Starting a Deep Green Sweater

I'm finally using the yarn I stashed (ahem) over a year ago.  Boy, it doesn't seem that long ago. :)
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