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What to do with an attack of inertia.

I sometimes go through these periods of near apathy…I just don’t really feel like tackling anything that requires much thought or work.  Not surprisingly, this bout started right after finishing the Aragon Tunic and coincides with my husband’s last minute trip to Taiwan for his grandmother’s funeral.  While I usually use my alone time to …

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Follow up

I wore the Aragon Tunic for the first time today and have some updates on how it has turned out. First off, it is so incredibly comfortable and cute.  The yarn is so nice (Lyndon Hill by Bristol Yarn Gallery).  My only issue at this point is still with the belt.  Blocking didn’t help the …

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Who’s Got the Button?

I went through my mom’s button box last weekend (actually, button boxes/jars/tins/etc.–not only has my mom sewn most of her life, but she has also inherited several collections of buttons) and found the perfect button for my Aragon Tunic. So, this afternoon, I went through my own stash and found some yellow ribbon to back …

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Sock Success!

I’m so proud of myself…I successfully completed my first knitted sock, kitchener stitch and all!  And here is the result… As you can see, it’s a little on the short side, but as I mentioned before, I was concerned about it fitting any higher on my calf, so this works just fine.  Plus, it meant …

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Back to Socks

Well, the Aragon Tunic is mostly done.   All the crocheting is at any rate.  I still need to sew the ribbon to the inside of the belt, add the snap, and sew on the decorative button.  Probably not going to happen tonight, however, since it is already 11:30. After wrapping up the last of the …

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Fitting Issues

Don’t let the title worry you too much; as you can see in the yesterday’s pictures, the Aragon Tunic is fitting just fine.  The issue is the belt.  Thankfully, I have enough sewing experience to have some ideas for how to change patterns to fit my body type.  It also means that I have enough …

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Coming Together

I love that stage in a project where random fabric pieces finally start looking like a wearable garment.  I tried on the Aragon Tunic this evening, and it is looking fabulous!  I really wish I could finish it tonight, but that just isn’t going to happen.  I could easily finish the tunic itself–there’s just the …

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That’s What I Get…

I brought my project bag to work with me today.  I figured it would be a kind of slow day, as I am all caught up with my grading and planning.  I did get a very little bit done on the Aragon Tunic, but not as much as I’d hoped since the copiers were not …

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In the Meantime…

I needed something to keep my hands busy while I block the Aragon Tunic, so I cast on to the Herringbone Rib Socks.  I know I should be working on those lace stockings, but I decided to frog the progress I had made on the first one.  My cables were going the wrong way, and …

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Aragon Tunic Front Finished

This means that the majority of the work is done, right?  Of course, it is the more tedious part that is left. First, I must say that the pattern directions are rather stunning…perfectly amazing, actually.  They get a bit complicated, but if you take it slow and pay careful attention, you won’t have any problems.  …

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