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#4 Tomten is finished!! This one has my horizontal/vertical stripes!!

It's finally finished--had to slow down a bit!! The horizontal/vertical stripes does work for the Tomten, did the sleeve decrease at the bottom and the sleeves are a 3/1 rib. I-cord finishes the neck and all around the sweater!!--great fun!! My conclusion to this experiment is that the Tomten pattern is extremely versatile, lending it's engineering to many stitches!! Thank you EZ--your genius stirs the creativity within us…


Added by cellogirl on August 7, 2010 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

A Be Sweet Experience

This is a baby hat that I'm knitting for a friend at work who is 7 months pregnant. I'm using Be Sweet Bambino Taffy Yarn in the Peppermint Spirit colorway. This was my first experience with Be Sweet Yarns made from 70% Organic cotton and 30% Bamboo and it left me with mixed feelings.



Added by Amy Green on August 3, 2010 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

The Germaine Stitch Tomten is finished!!--another Happy Dance!!

No problems at all--except--garter st. was not a good choice for the trimmings on the combination lace and cable stitch by Barbara Walker. I realized that the lace would stretch and the cable would draw in, so thought that the garter st. would be forgiving--It took some steam to convince it not to wave--guess that a rib might be a better choice?? any thoughts on the subject. Anyway, I'm practicing moderation, but got it completed, and the next experiment is underway!!--horizontal vertical… Continue

Added by cellogirl on June 28, 2010 at 12:48pm — 5 Comments

Another Happy Dance--my first Aran-type sweater

From my SIL sweater with cable on the sleeve to 3 different cables with saddle shoulder to fit my DS!! I didn't spot any pattern with everything I wanted, so I designed and knit it!! EZ and her K system allows you to draft most any sweater and change the embellishment as you wish!! Great fun, lots of challenge and learning curve--so worth it!! And, thanks to Janice Aiken for all of her encouragement!!…


Added by cellogirl on May 16, 2010 at 1:00pm — 12 Comments

Tomten Times Four More...

Once I learn that something is enjoyable for me, I tend to repeat the process. In the case of making tomtens, I've increased my enjoyment by four! After loving the way my first tomten turned out for my oldest grand daughter, I decided to make one for all my grandchildren, and one for my daughter as well. One of the unusual aspects of having four projects going at one time, is that I seem to want to keep the level of completion the same. Here are some pictures of these works in progress. I…


Added by Carol Meissner on May 7, 2010 at 6:02am — 20 Comments

Snowed In!

But first, an update on my latest FO! I posted a photo of my finished BSJ in the comments section of my blog last week.

The yarn is Comfy Sport in "Creme Brulee" and "Ivory." Here's a closeup of the front detail. I created this detail…


Added by Peggy Stuart on April 7, 2010 at 6:21am — 28 Comments

Patterned Tomten--Happy Dance!!

It works --there's no limit to the potential of the Tomten pattern by EZ!! Come on all of you lace and cable knitters out there!! I used Traditional Scandinavian Knitting by Sheila McGregor (Dover) for the patterns, played with them a bit, of course!! I learned a few tricks about the pattern while in the making--do some extra pick-ups at the sleeve top--it tends to pull--and at the bottom of the sleeve ktog the live stitch left on the cable with a lot of pull, quite like avoiding the ladders on… Continue

Added by cellogirl on March 19, 2010 at 9:18am — 5 Comments

Tomten last!

Four months seems like a mighty long time to make a sweater for a child but that's how long it took me to complete this tomten I made for my granddaughter.

However, the work was definitely worth the effort. I love the way the tomten turned out and I'm glad it is finished, but I'm getting ahead of myself.…


Added by Carol Meissner on March 14, 2010 at 9:00am — 13 Comments

EZ's Aran Coat or The Opinionated Knitter or EZ KAL?

I have become a big Elizabeth Zimmerman fan {thanks to Kelley's podcasts :) } and have been either knitting or plan to knit several of her 'patterns'. I was just wondering if there would be enough interest to have a KAL for either of the following:

EZ KAL - Overall, anything and everything EZ

The Opinionated Knitter KAL - Anything from the book (like the KAL for the Almanac book)

EZ's Aran Coat KAL - Pattern specific (like the KAL for the… Continue

Added by KnitterGirl39 on March 9, 2010 at 11:51am — 10 Comments

Tomten Progress...

The tomten I've been making for my dear grand daughter is growing! I mean it's literally growing! Somehow it appears to be getting larger all the time, and it's not just from my knitting. Maybe there's some magic inside...At any rate, I love this pattern and am truly grateful for having found Elizabeth Zimmermann. Her tomten pattern is delightful to make and I feel so proud of my progress. I have gotten to the part where I am ready to add sleeves…


Added by Carol Meissner on January 8, 2010 at 11:00am — 17 Comments

Help for a Knitting Buddy?

This is the problem:

Thanksgiving dinner was at my friend Barbara's. (Actually, I have several friends named Barbara.) She has a knitting problem and asked my help. I sort of have an idea of how to solve it, but I promised Barb I would share her project with the best knitting minds in the world. Her non-knitting friend saw… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on November 29, 2009 at 6:00pm — 22 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Not only do we get pumpkin pie today-- but the EZ Green Sweater pattern is now available. Hurray!!!!! I'm trying to figure out what KnitPicks yarn to use.

Added by ditetre on November 26, 2009 at 12:35pm — 3 Comments

Alpacas and Charlotte's Babies...

If you were watching the Alpaca Cam yesterday, you may have seen the alpacas greeting me as I arrived at the ranch.

I got my spinning set up and started work on the orange-rust hand-dyed alpaca I was working on the day before. The alpacas had visitors of all ages during the day.

As I was spinning, I would occasionally have a tiny spider drop from the tent that was providing… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 28, 2009 at 3:21pm — 9 Comments

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