October 21, 2006

Rinebeck & Sleeves

Posted in Hourglass at 3:58 pm by Melanie

The sleeves for the hourglass sweater are coming right along. I am just above the elbows. I can’t wait to see what this yarn looks like after a good blocking. It’s a bit wrinkled (for lack of a better word) right now.

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I have been completely ignoring my 2nd October goal of starting on Erin’s Knee High socks. I’ve certainly been thinking about them though. I’d love to knit them both at the same time on two circs, but am thinking that with the amount of yarn I need vs what I have that I should really knit them toe up. I’ve never done that either. So we’re looking at two new methods. That’s a little intimidating to me. So I picked up two sets of size 2 DPNs and I think I’ll use MJ’s method of knitting them at the same time. Toe up. I need to start those this weekend while the little guy is at his dad’s. So hopefully I’ll have progress to show you later besides the same pink sweater! 🙂

Everyone going to Rhinebeck: Have SOOO much fun. Buy lots of yarn, take lots of pictures. Even though I’ve never gone I have such a great time reading about everyone elses adventures there. It’s some of my favorite blog reading.

I need to find a local knitter who will travel with me next year! 🙂 Maybe I should start going to knit at nights at the lys. At least until school begins next semester and my time is not my own.

Have a great weekend everyone.

October 19, 2006

Hourglass & Roxy

Posted in Hourglass at 4:22 pm by Melanie

Progress on Hourglass:

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Sleeves are coming right along. Trying to do both of them at the same time so that when they’re done, they’re done.

The raglan cardi has two new botton bands and a collar. All that’s left to do is attach the bottons and sew the arm pits. I hope to debut it Monday at work. 🙂

Does this look comfortable to you?
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October 14, 2006

I Love Being Wrong

Posted in Grey Cardigan, Hourglass at 4:54 pm by Melanie

How beautiful is this?

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It sewed up beautifully. I made it up to the yoke, so before I couldstart the sleeves I needed to find out what I was doing. turning the hem seemed like an impossibility but I tried it anyway. It hangs beautifully.

Also some news on my raglan cardi.

I managed to finish both of the button bands.

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Then to my absolute horror I realized I had miscounted and the 2nd and 3rd button were 3 stitches too close together! RIIPPPP…

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The side with the button holes took me 1 hour to knit. The plain side took me 45 minutes. I have only ripped out the side with the button holes, but I think I’m going to redo both sides. I think I needed to pick up two more stitches than I did. One at the top and one at the bottom.

I also started Jenny’s Baby’s blanket.