Tag Archive: Zarabel Sweater

May 23

The great thing about yarn is…

It’s oh so portable.  I’ve had the most insane week at work, with a field trip, the spring musical production, and evening class…and then I came down with a head cold to make it all even more complicated. Yet, my projects were with me all the way.  On the field trip, I started my second …

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May 15

WIP limbo

I’m feeling the need to finish a project already!  Of course, nothing is even close to being wearable. My first Vogue stocking is nearing completion, but I need to finish a whole other sock before I can wear them.  I am getting very close to the point where I want to try them on to …

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May 11

Forward

I got caught up with the Zarabel sweater this evening, and I’m so much happier with it now.  Those panels are now slanting the right direction. After rereading the directions for the decreases, I’ve decided that it really is the directions’ fault.  It gives instructions for the right side decrease first, then gives instructions for …

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May 10

Un-knitting

So, I’ve been making fantastic progress on my Zarabel sweater.  See.. And then, I realized that I had done the decreases on the front stockinette sections wrong so that the lace panels on the sides were sloping towards the neckline instead of the ones closer to the center sloping towards the sides.  BIG difference to …

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Apr 19

The Doldrums

I’m at that point in my two major projects when progress seems infinitesimal.  It doesn’t help that they are both projects that have naturally slow progress (at least for me); the Zarabel sweater is knit, which already slows me down, with lace panels and cable panels that slow me down a bit further; the Spanish …

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Apr 08

Empty Space

So, I’m making go0d progress on the Zarabel sweater, but I’ve run into my first frustration (aside from not being able to join my cast on edge without twisting it).  As I’m working my way up the chart for the side panels, the stitches have steadily decreased, creating empty spaces in the chart.  I find …

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Apr 06

Charts, charts, and more charts

I think I’m making good progress on my Zarabel sweater.  Yesterday I finished the ribbing and moved on to working on the charts.  It definitely takes a bit more concentration than my other knitting projects to date, but already the symbols are starting to make sense, which makes my progress a bit smoother.  I almost …

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Apr 05

Further evidence that I am insane…

New yarn=new project. I just can’t help myself.  I got this beautiful yarn from Sheep City USA this past week.  It’s called Astral from The Alpaca Yarn Co. and is a blend of Alpaca, merino wool, and tensel.  Oddly enough, aside from the soft feel and beautiful luster, the color really attracted me to this …

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