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It was meant to be August 2, 2012

Filed under: FO,knitting,me — Emily @ 8:49 am
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Have you ever had a project that went so smoothly from start to finish?  I was fated to have this vest!  First of all, I had a suitable yarn in my stash, in just the right amount.  The magazine was the last one at the grocery store.  My admittedly meager swatch showed I had the right gauge with the first needles I tried.  I cast on 120 stitches only once and ended up with a tail in just the right amount.  Even the mistakes I made were able to be fixed easily, and I didn’t have to rip anything out!

 

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Pattern: Planche Vest by Meghan Jones, Interweave Knits Summer 2012
Yarn: Araucania Pomaire Solid in Melon, 2.63 skeins
Needles: US 7 and 9 Harmony Interchangeables
Started: July 14th, 2012
Finished: July 31, 2012
Mods: The only adjustment I made was to not have quite so many knit stitches around the keyhole in the back. I tried what the pattern told me to do but I thought it was too thick.  And if I were to knit it again, instead of using the pattern’s directions for the applied I-cord, I’d just pick up the stitches as I went around.  I thought this way was a little too fussy, having to move the stitches back to the left hand needle each time.

 

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Front view

The vest did sag a bit after wearing it all day (which is when the pictures were taken), but I’m still perfectly happy with it. I received so many compliments, two requests for one, and one request to teach someone to knit.

 

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And Hubby loves it too. I wonder why?

 

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He even agreed to take pictures for me! (Love my sunburn?)

 

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For some reason he thought it was important to get a shot of the side of the vest. So this is the part that goes under my arm.

 

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Raise the roof! Another successful project!

 

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Everybody’s smiling.

 

While we wait for pictures to be uploaded…. August 1, 2012

Filed under: knitting,patterns — Emily @ 1:03 am

I have finished something else.  (I know, twice in the same month!  I really was motivated to get the finished product with this one.)  I’ll get the pictures uploaded soon, but until then, I’ve been having fun searching the patterns in Ravelry.  You may notice a theme….

Mashen’ka – this little dress is right up both of my girls’ alleys.  The contrast color really makes it.

Phoebe’s Party Dress – Tres Adorbs.  Too bad the book is so hard to find, because this is perfect.

Maxi Top/Dress – Lots of Ravellers can’t be wrong.  This is a very popular girl’s dress pattern.

Flora Dress – The pattern pictures are a little misleading, but if you look at other finished products you can see how great this looks with the right yarn.

Sweet Bluebells – This would be totally cute as a top.

Shades of Summer Dress – Another adorable dress.  A lot of these dress patterns seem to be similarish.

Anthro Inspired Scarflet – I threw this one in here to confuse you.  Actually, I like it and could see it for Ladybug, who doesn’t like scarves that get really tight around her neck.

Paint Me a Sweater – Very trendy dolman sleeved fall sweater.  Ladybug and Pigeon would both love it.  One in purple, one in pink.

Tabitha – I’m always on the lookout for things to do with leftovers!  Plus, we’re a cat household.

Wonder Wave – A very useful looking short sleeved sweater that comes in a great range of sizes.  I like that it’s not just stockinette.

Hello Kitty Hat – I’ll probably knit this one soon.  Ladybug is exactly the right age for it.

Daisy Chain – The embroidery makes this little cardigan.  Not sure if I’ll ever make it specifically, but might look to the embroidery directions for a future project.  (I like it in 1 color like the project picture.)

Houndstooth Check Mittens – I love my Chevalier mittens, but stranded mittens would be even warmer….

Twirly Girly Skirt – The name says it all.  (Actually, would be nice if it had larger sizes, but it would be easy to size up.)

Ramona Racerback Tank – Not so girly, but I really like the style of it.  Can be dressed up or down.  It seems like this Knitting in the Sun book might have some good patterns!