Posts Tagged ‘May 2013’

May 2013 Week 1

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

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It began easy enough.  Garter stitch in the round alternating every 2 rows between a solid and a multi colored yarn.
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Specifics
Pattern: Olive
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Tonos Sock and Handpainted Sock
Needles: US3 24″ Circular
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I got gauge, but I felt like the collar was going to grow too much when I blocked it and that I would be always pulling at the sides to keep it on my shoulders.  I would hate that.
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Plus, the jogless stripes really looked bad.
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So, I re knit it.  I went down to a US2 needle and I added one additional row of decreases.  I think I ended up at around 130 stitches on my needle when I cast off.  20 some stitches less than the pattern called for.
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A beer and a couple collars

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I knit this one flat too and seamed it.  I think the seam looks better this way.   The seam goes on the top of the shoulder too, not in the back.  Interesting…
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Seams?

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The collar is cast off and then 211 stitches are picked up at the cast ON edge with a US5 instead of the called for US6.  The first round increases the stitches to 388.  Now, we are knitting stockinette stitch the rest of the way.  Easy peasy.
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I am alternating skeins too.  It is hand dyed afterall.  Better safe than sorry.
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Sorry about all the funny photos.  I got a new photography app on my phone and I am learning:)  It’s called Hipstamatic if you care…Carly made me do it!
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April Sweater Week 4

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

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Jen is soooo close!
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Sleeve 1 done

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As of Monday, Jennifer had 3 rows left on one sleeve.
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Pretty Cuff

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This sweater fits her like a glove too.  Wait until you see it.
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Speaking of seeing it…her goal is to have it done and blocked (and hopefully dry) by this Saturday, April 27th.
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We’ll be at Yarnover again Saturday and we can’t wait.
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We have awesome hand dyed yarns from Huckleberry Knits, Phydeaux Designs, Zen Yarn Garden and Vice Yarns.
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Haven’t heard of Vice before?  Here’s a teaser…
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Vice Yarn Plain Jane

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The market opens at 8am.  You might want to get there early:)
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