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All good things must come crashing to a halt June 30, 2009

Filed under: knitting,Socks — Emily @ 1:00 pm

I had to frog some socks again.

RIPped

Pretty, huh? Too bad I couldn’t pull it up past my heel.

I swear this yarn is cursed.  I’m going to try these now.

 

Garterlicious June 29, 2009

Filed under: FO,knitting — Emily @ 1:15 pm
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What could be cuddlier than a garter stitch blanket?

HBB angled

Pattern: Moderne Baby Blanket
Yarn: Cascade Sierra, 4 colors, 2 skeins of each color
Needle: US 7 (My harmony options)
Started: Sometime around January 2008, while I was pregnant with Pigeon
Finished: June 25, 2009
Mods: The next to the last block was supposed to be 54 garter ridges. I did 3. The blanket was big enough. Another common mod is that I did not bind off every block. For my needs, the applied I-cord gives it enough stability.

Icord corner

Here you can see that 3 ridge block. I really wanted to do the block, but didn’t want to add much length to the blanket.  And since we’re looking at it, here’s the tutorial I used for the applied I-cord.

Garter intarsia

And here’s the garter intarsia section. It wasn’t hard, just a little annoying.

The one other thing I did that I’d highly recommend to anyone is to work away the ends as you knit.  It saved me a lot of time at the end!

All the ends
Also shown is my new favorite indulgence – Hershey’s Treasures Special Dark with truffle filling. MMMMM

And for reading this far, you get a special bonus FO!

Ballband dishcloth

Pattern: Ballband Dishcloth
Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream solid and stripe
Needle: US 6 – 4.25mm
Start: June 26, 2009
Finish: June 29, 2009

What to knit next?  Will it be from Mason-Dixon Knitting?  Who knows.

 

Just a peek… June 25, 2009

Filed under: knitting — Emily @ 12:31 pm

A preview....

More to come, following a wash and end trimming session.

 

Dishcloth Obsession June 18, 2009

Filed under: FO,knitting — Emily @ 8:00 pm

I am addicted to dishcloths.  Dishcloths are the new socks.

I finished my learn-to-purl-continentally dishcloth last week.

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It’s just a basic basketweave pattern, using the same Peaches and Cream yarn that I used for the other one.

I did learn the Norwegian purl, via a couple of videos on YouTube.

I haven’t cast on another one yet because of lack of yarn, but I will soon.  I’m almost done with the HBB!  (I just learned how to do applied I-Cord and am starting the border.)

 

No knitting, just baby talk here June 7, 2009

Filed under: knitting — Emily @ 7:43 pm

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June 5, 2008. So little.

Or should I say toddler talk?

My baby girl is one year old now!

No longer only described in months

Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Icing

Happy First Birthday, little one.

 

In which I crow about finishing something June 3, 2009

Filed under: FO,knitting — Emily @ 12:14 pm

Do I dare post two days in a row about knitting?  People might begin to expect it more of the time!

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Done.

Yellow/white is Lily Sugar ‘n Cream, red is Peaches and Creme. I like Sugar ‘n Cream better, but that may be biased because I didn’t have to work k2tog’s with it.  I’m thinking for future dishcloths I will use a smaller needle, but it depends on whether or not I care to go up to the needle drawer and get it.  I might just be too lazy.

Yes, it’s wet, and yes, it’s on my feet.  Don’t ask me why – I don’t know why I did that.

Next up – another dishcloth, but one that uses purls so I can learn continental purling.  I hear Norwegian is a good way to go.

 

I am not cleaning right now. June 2, 2009

Filed under: knitting — Emily @ 12:56 pm

I’m halfway done with some knitting.

See?

Gma's favorite

See anything special about it?

Look closer.

What's so special about this dishcloth?

See it? I’m teaching myself to knit continental!

The first 4 or 5 rows were painful, and at first they didn’t resemble knitting so much as a blob of tangled yarn.  But by the 10th or 11th row, I was getting better and it was starting to flow.  Of course it’s not perfect; my tension is crap but at least all the YO’s are in the right spot.

Do I think I’ll switch permanently?  Nah.  I just want to be able to do stranded knitting with two hands.