Saturday, July 24, 2010


Fylingdales Cardigan
A Fine Fleece

Monday, February 23, 2009

Finished Object.

Mr. Greenjeans, design by Amy Swenson, from the Fall 07 issue of Knitty. Yarn used, Patons Classic Wool, dark gray mix colorway.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

No Go.

This is my Cabled Riding Jacket, which I did not finish and am about to unravel. I love the yarn, love the pattern but don't think they belong together. Or they don't belong together on my body. I feel like I'm wearing part of a bear suit.

Some things worked perfectly: the bias cables on the bodice match perfectly. Wish I could say that about the length of the sleeves, which are not the same length, something I didn't realize until today. And the waist shaping sits below my waist, or what used to be called a waist. What I saw as shaping sits on my hip bones, and then things turn lumpy. I admit that using dps in place of buttons isn't helping, but I did not want to sew 12 buttons in place only to hate things more.

I am in the process of stripping layers of ugly wallpaper and so am able to have a deconstructed background.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

What do you do when....

My cabled riding jacket doesn't fit. Well, it fits, but I look like I'm wearing a bear costume. Following advice from Knitting Daily, I re-measured. The measurements match the schematic; the measurements match me, but the sweater overwhelms me. So, what do you do??? I'm pretty sure what I do is frog.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Work on the Cabled Riding Jacket

Somewhat blurry, but this is my sleeve seam done with the mattress stitch. The shoulder seams were done with the knit stitch, and I'm setting the sleeves using the backstitch. Even if this seam isn't totally invisible, I'm quite proud of myself.
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Monday, May 19, 2008

Whimsey #2

Zakka Pouch
Design by Blackdog Knits
Yarn: Lion Cotton
Fabric: remmants

This is a place holder, something to show while I work on the Cabled Riding Jacket. Originally, I made this as one of three to hold three separate balls of yarn while I was working on the fronts and back of the jacket. Before I finished this, I finished that portion of the jacket, could use this for the one ball of yarn I'm currently working with, but so far it is holding another project.

The instructions for this pouch are clear and easy to follow. I would change some things about the sewn portion of the pouch, if I made another. And I would probably not use this same yarn again, at least not for this.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Molly's Headband

Interweave Knits, Summer 2006
Yarn, Rowan Calmer

Something to break up the cable knitting, though that is going quite well.