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Making a Matching Sleeve

One sleeve down and one to go on the Corona Hoodie.  I was tempted to get all type-A on this project and write down exactly how many rows I did in between increases on the first sleeve.  Then I thought, “Who on earth will ever be able to tell if the sleeves don’t perfectly match?”  …

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Project Rotations

So, I took Thursday and Friday off of work this week–it was either a mild cold or sever allergies, but either way it was definitely worth a couple of sick days to stay home and take care of myself.  And, of course, I used the time to fiddle with my yarn projects. I’ve been a …

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Persistence WILL Pay Off

I’ve been making my own garments long enough to know that if I’m unhappy with the fit or look of something, I’m not going to ever wear it.  What a waste of all that work. So, it’s no surprise that now that I’ve taken up knitting, I absolutely don’t hesitate to frog my work.  I’ve …

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Still on the easy part

I’ve been working steadily on my Corona hoodie.  The wide ribbing at the hips is finished, and I’m nearly done with the waist decreases.  So far, it’s been easy-peasy.  I anticipate a bit more difficulty once I get to the armcye and neckline with the cable pattern, but we’ll jump those hurdles when we get …

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Starting a “Save My Sanity” Project

I’m beginning to think that the Vogue Stockings are a doomed project.  Attempt number three, while improved, has been side-lined by a dropped stitch.  Now, I’m adept enough that I can salvage a dropped stitch, say in stockinette or garter stitch, but not in this lace pattern.  Plus, I didn’t realized I’d dropped it until …

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Metal Makes a Difference

Of course, I already knew this, but sometime it takes hitting your head against a brick wall to remind yourself that it’s hard.  The metal needles are making a significant difference in my progress on the Vogue stockings.  It is slightly easier to get into the k2togs and k3togs.  Still a bit of work, but …

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Still Going Wrong

Yep.  I’m still having issues.  I don’t know what it is about this pattern that I simply cannot master.  I keep loosing stitches and messing up the lace design, and I’m so not happy with how it is looking.  So, I’ve got two plans: Plan A: Get a set of metal needles and see if …

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Lace Frustrations.

I’ve been working on the Vogue lace stockings as I wrap things up on the Log Cabin baby blanket, and I must say that I’m frustrated again.  The last two rows have been especially troublesome, as I’m back to having mysteriously disappearing stitches.  I know it’s just that I’m not paying close enough attention, but …

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A Travelling Knitter

I’ve been away for a bit, but you probably gathered that with the gap in posts.  That, of course, does not mean I have not been doing something or other with yarn.  I brought the Herringbone Rib socks with me to San Diego; there was plenty of down time during the conference to work on …

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Too Much of a Good Thing

I guess that applies to knitting as well.  I’ve been doing a ton of knitting this past week, trying to get the Log Cabin Baby Blanket done before I leave town for a conference.  (It is too big of a project to pack in my luggage, unless I want to wear the same clothes for …

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