Posts Tagged ‘January 2013’

January Sweater Felted

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Here she is!
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January Felted

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I’m extremely pleased. Currently, it is felted, blocked out and drying.  I am hoping it will be dry by Monday so I can put on buttons.  Then I will bring her to the shop to share with all of you.
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I want to share these adorable photos of Jeani Junker felting her sweater with Kate and I.  Thank you Jeani for being such a fun participant and sharing your sweater felting with us!
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Jeani Felting

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Jeani's Felted January

 

January Sweater Week 3

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

I am well into week 3.
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Knitting is done, seaming is done…
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January Sweater Endless Seaming

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The seaming was endless, but it is finally done!
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January ready for felting

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Time for weaving in the ends so that I can felt her.  Yes, she is a she.  It’s just a feeling I get about her.  Quite excited to felt her tonight.
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Anyone planning on joining us?
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If so, here are the details…
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St Croix Cleaners and Laundromat
4853 Neal Ave N
Oak Park Heights, MN 55082
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Felters should bring…
1.  Cash
2.  Laundry Detergent
3. an old pair of denim jeans
4.  Several old dry towels
5. A big pillow case
5. a plastic bag to bring the wet coat home
6.  Of course your sweater…without the buttons sewn on.
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Kate and I are meeting TONIGHT, Saturday 1/26 at 4:30 at the laundromat if you want to join us for some felting fun.
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I am also willing to meet on other days before the end of the month as well if you let us know you want help!  Email me or call the shop.  Jennifer@darnknitanyway.com  651-342-1386
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I have these two days and times available
Monday, January 28th 6:30
Wednesday, January 30th 5pm
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I can’t wait to wear her!
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-Jennifer

 

January Sweater Week 2.5

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

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Hello All, here is my latest sweater knitting update for you.  I must say, I love, love knitting this sweater.  I am so excited to see the final result.  And I must also say this is simply the most easy sweater I have ever knit.
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At times it is almost boring.  Then I think about how awesome it will be to felt this sweater and I get down right giddy.  This is going to be the first time I have ever felted and there is nothing I enjoy more than learning something new.  In keeping with my felting excitement, keep an eye out for more updates on this sweater, as we are planning a couple of felting forays to your LL (local laundromat) with our own felting expert Kate.
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Wow, what a back!

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So far, I have finished knitting the back, the left front and the half of the right front.  I knitted an extra 3″ to the length before decreasing at the underarm.  And because I chose to lengthen my jacket I decided to have 4 button holes instead of 3.  I spaced my button holes at 5″, 11.5″, 18″ and 24.5″.  I think it will look more balanced with the extra button down the front.
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Left Front

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Speaking of buttons, I realized that since I need to have this completely done by the end of the month, I’d better get some buttons.  I know…rules, rules, rules…I have to follow our rules too.  My button hunting expeditions were unexpectedly productive.  I didn’t think I would find something I liked so quickly, but I did.  And I found the awesomest buttons ever.
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Perfect Buttons!

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Aren’t these just the best?  I’m so excited to see the finished product.  And I have been thoroughly enjoying seeing all of your progress as well.  Keep sharing with all of us here at DKA.
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Last but not least, I am here to help.  Stop by and we will help keep your progress going.  We’re halfway through!
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– Jennifer

January Sweater Week 1

Monday, January 7th, 2013

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Hi Everybody!  Jennifer here!
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After a three day knitting hiatus (and some serious knitting withdrawal symptoms) I’m back on track.  20″ knit to the underarm and now onto armhole shaping.  All this progress in just under 5 hours!
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Week 1 Progress

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Just so you all know, it’s not too late.
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You too can join this knit along and still be able to easily finish by the end of January!  Stop into the shop and we will set you up with some Cascade 220.  There are still a lot of great colors left.  Need I say more?
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Come join me and 20 others and knit this sweater!   I’m loving it.
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Check out all our 12 sweaters for 2013 here.