Posts Tagged ‘January 2011’

January Sweater…Check

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Ta da!
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1 down…11 to go!

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January sweater...check

1/24/11

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Sewing er up…
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So…this laceweight panel is kind of a pain.  Not fun to knit and not super fun to attach.
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Here is how I did it…
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I was lucky enough to have a body form to put the sweater on.  I think it helped.  I used safety pins and divided up the front of the sweater evenly.
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Pinned the front

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Then I pinned the front edges of the lace panel and matched them up to the front.
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Pinned the lace panel...matched em up

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Then I pinned the back of the sweater and the center of the lace panel.
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january sweater 3

pinned the back

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Then I used the lace yarn and using a stitch that I am sure has a name…stitched it up;)
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sewed er up

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I like how the lace looks.
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Lace panel attached

1/24/11

Monday, January 24th, 2011

peek a boo

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Darn…guess I need to knit a few more inches of the lace panel?  OR…keep it this way and wear it to naughty knit night?
Here is the link to last years naughty knit night blog!
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1/17/2011

Monday, January 17th, 2011

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Third times a charm
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third times a charm

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I added 3″ of length at the bottom and I am silly happy with it.
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Now on to the sleeves.
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I can’t wait to see your January sweaters…bring em in.
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1/13/11

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

thats a lotta laceweight

I am bored, bored, bored with this lace panel.  Not fun at all really.  Other than it is totally mindless and I finished while watching Sex and the City 2 last night.
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29" finally

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I think I am done with the lace.  I am at 29″.   I say I think, because I can’t find my copy of the pattern.  Must have made it too “available” for my customers:)
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now what do i do?

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I am going to frog it and knit the size 34.

Commence ripping…

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As for all of you…
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I have seen a few of your January sweaters!  I hope you are still working on them and I can’t wait to see the finished products.
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Here is one of them!
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Here is one in the works!

1/9/11

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Wanna hear something funny?
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So, you know from the previous posts that I have ripped this sweater back once because I only cast on 5 stitches under the arm and the pattern said I should have done 10.  Well, I knit the 10 cast on under the arms and I knit exact to the pattern.  I am knitting a size 38.  Well, I got done with the decreases and thought I would try it on for size.  I pulled off the needles and put the stitches on some waste yarn so I could fit the thing over my head.

January in progress

January in progress

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I was very much hoping for a fitted sweater and this was too big, so I decided to decrease a bit more at the waist before increasing again.  I decreased another 8 stitches over 6 rows.  Then I increased as noted but less the 8 stitches.  I bound off and put the thing on…ready?

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a big bumpy...the sweater not the girl

Not so hot huh?  Forgive the low cut neckline, remember I am putting a pretty lace weight panel in there.  But because I decided to decrease more at the waist, the sweater is too bulky at the top and it is rippling.

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Wanna know what is so funny?  If I had kept the underarm stitches to 5.  Woulda been perfect.  Yep, shoulda kept the darn 5 stitches and kept on knitting. Argh!

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So, I have decided to cast on the lace and knit that panel, then see how much time remains in my month.  I knit for an hour today and only got 1″ of lace knit.  I have to knit 32 inches I think…If I can get this lace panel knit in a week, I’ll still have 2 weeks to reknit the sweater body in a size 36 and do the arms?  Might be pushing it.  We’ll have to see…

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Lace weight panel begins

gotta go knit now.

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1/3/2011

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Ripping finished!
Back on track.
10 new happy underarm stitches.
Much better.

back on track

10 happy underarm stitches

Finished January Sweaters

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Kay's January!

Wendys' January Sweater

Carol's January Sweater

Nadia's January Sweater

Hank's January Sweater (knit for his wife...together now...ahhhh)

Hank and his beautiful wife!

Jill's January Sweater (the first one done!)

Aimee's January Sweater

Chris's January Sweater

Millie's January Sweater

So, here they are, our January sweaters!  I know a few more of you are knitting these, and I”ll post those as I get them in.  The lucky knitters that finish the sweater AND prove it to me before end of day today get $25 in store credit!  Maybe to buy more yarn for the February sweater?

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There are 11 months left people!  come on…join us for one of our 12 in 12.
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January Sweater

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

January 1st 10am – Cast On
(meant to cast on at midnight…was too busy “Just Dance 2ing” on the WII)

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Cast on was a piece of cake…increasing was easy…love this yarn…soft and easy on the fingers.
Knit for a while between sips of coffee and cinnamon rolls.
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Doesn’t it look great so far?
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January Sweater January 1st

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Don’t look too close though, I messed up.  I got too cocky…
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Directions said to put the sleeve stitches on a holder, cast on 5, place marker, cast on 5 more, work the back stitches and then repeat the sleeve process on the other side.  Weeeelllll.  I only cast on 5 under both arms, totally ignored the instructions to place the marker and  cast on 5 more.
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See…
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bummer

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See those lonely 5 stitches?  Oh well.  Carly said I should just leave it.  Usually I would, but I think I need to get this 12 in 12 thing off to a good start.
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Commence ripping.
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Check out all 12 in 12 here.