Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

The dog sweater? It is done, steeks and all! I finished it last Friday. Pictures coming soon!

Meanwhile, here’s a few small items I recently made. Small projects are great distractions!

This baby hat is part of the test-knit mentioned earlier.

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Felt Mittens

So… have you seen the new Interweave Felt? Did you see what’s on page 32?

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Socks, ghosts, and links, oh my!

For a while, I was working on my current SOS08 pair, Big Basin (from Six Sox Knitalong). This is the first time I’m using a wool-tencel blend

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Remind me

That it’s normal to buy too much yarn once in a while. Even though I added quite a bit of yardage to my stash, I actually didn’t spend too much, so it evens out, right?

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Books and more

Here’s the picture of the completed Hippy Crunchy socks. I like how they look rather well. I decided to use only three pattern repeats, partly because of the time crunch. I needed to hurry up and finish them. I’m happy with the result, so I’m calling it a design decision, not cheating.

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Rowan 10th Anniversary Oversize Booklet

Black/white photos, and featurettes about several designers (eg: Kaffe Fassett, Kim Hargreaves, Sasha Kagan, etc.).

Sweaters or cardi only, and mostly oversized (matches the book, I guess?). Lots of intarsia, some aran/cables.

Great guy sweater: “Men’s Herringbone Sweater” by Artwork (Jane and Patrick Gottelieb), page 19.

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Rowan Magazine 34

Rowan’s website does not have any samples for this issue, but The Knitting Garden has some previews and pattern information on this page.

Rosebud is a really sweet vintagey cardi with both intarsia and lace details. I’d like this a bit shorter so I can wear it without the belt. Design #24 page 120, picture page [...]

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Rowan Magazine 31

The Rowan site doesn’t have samples for this issue, but you can see some previews at The Knitting Garden’s website.

I like the shape and neck of the Orient shell. I notice, however, that the edges curl a bit around the armholes. Design #1 page 68, picture page 4. The tiny bits of colors are embroidered. [...]

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Surprise, Surprise!

The Madder Ribbed socks are finished! Pictures to come on Tuesday once they’re dry.

I didn’t finish them on Friday night as I planned. Instead, I took a break to make a headband based on Knit and Tonic Wendy’s Dream Swatch Head Scarf. I had about half a skein of that yummy Alchemy Bamboo in Rust [...]

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Sock Blockers and eBay Find

Thanks again for the nice comments on my Sixth Sense Socks! : ) They were fun to knit! (And in full disclosure, I’m wearing them for the second day in a row.)

Celia asked about the sock blockers I used (you can see them in the first picture in yesterday’s post): “Question, are the sock blockers [...]

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In progress…

Sock Count (Pairs)

  • 2009 ~ 2
  • 2008 ~ 7
  • 2007 ~ 18 (1 baby)
  • 2006 ~ 20 (14 adult)
  • 2005 ~ 2
  • 2004 ~ 5
  • 2003 ~ 1
  • Total (sans 2009): 53

Just Stuff

  • Six Sox Knitalong
  • Sockamania Club Knitalong
  • zMeme
  • zRavelry
  • zSock Nation
  • zTSFB

 

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