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Sweater Workshop Sampler... part three

First the moral, then the story:



Never try to learn something new with a screaming migraine!



I'm starting on my third day of a migraine, off and on... more on than off. However, I really want to finish the Sampler so I can get on to the business of actually creating a sweater. So, when my head isn't screaming too loudly to think or breath, I'm plugging away on it.



The problem with that though, is that my neural synapses do not fire properly when under the stress… Continue

Added by Elianastar on May 21, 2010 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

Knit till your hands hurt!

It seems like the colder the weather gets the more I knit. I have been doing so much knitting here lately. I completed all but one gift knit for this season. I completed my first sock, the tutorial sock from 2 At A Time Socks. I'm really excited about the sock. I learned two things during that project, knitting socks is not hard like I thought it was, and I learned the magic loop (also not hard like I thought). Upon completing the sock I discovered what all the fuss is about with the sock… Continue

Added by Jess on December 8, 2009 at 1:29pm — 4 Comments

February Lady to March Medly (a remix)

You recall, I had the entire yoke done of the February Lady sweater. Well, here is how it looks today. I was not happy with the garter stitch pattern. Or the lace pattern. And I am pretty sure I will taper the sleeves.





Like a remodel to a home. I am going to remodel the sweater. Still use the framework that is laid out. Stitch count, increases and such. I will keep the first few rows in garter for the collar. Next rounds shall be seed… Continue

Added by Domestic Arts on February 27, 2009 at 7:28am — 2 Comments

Sweater Workshop Sampler... TaDa!

After... what... two weeks of procrastinating and sabotage, I finally took scissors to the Sampler and performed surgery on my Sampler. It now has its final element installed: an Afterthought Pocket, a la Elizabeth Zimmerman and grateful thanks to the KnitPicks tutorial video for the kitchener stitch moral support. I probably could have done it by myself, but I wanted the "security" of actually seeing it done before I wrapped up the last task.



As with every other task in the Sampler,… Continue

Added by Elianastar on February 23, 2009 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Sweater Workshop Sampler... part four

Have you ever avoided doing something because you had a preconceived idea it would be too hard, too complex, too intimidating? Maybe that question should begin, "How often have you avoided..." Have you ever wondered how many times in your life you passed up an opportunity to learn something new and fun and rewarding out of sheer fear of failure?



I have.



As I'm working my way, stitch by stitch, through the "assignments" of the Sweater Workshop Sampler I am receiving… Continue

Added by Elianastar on February 1, 2009 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Sweater Workshop Sampler... part two

Status Report: Ripped open my KP box upon arrival. SO satisfying! LOL! My GD helped and I could hardly stop her from "petting" the four balls of Suri I'd gotten. [A ball of which looks for all the world like a multicolored "Tribble," a la "Star Trek"!] I, myself, was more transfixed with the Shine Worsted I'd bought with the intention of working my Sampler.



What an AWESOME yarn. Cotton blend? Really? THIS is a cotton blend??? SO soft and silky!!! I got two balls of Creme Brulee...… Continue

Added by Elianastar on January 29, 2009 at 11:50am — 4 Comments

Finally... the Sweater Workshop Sampler is at hand!

I am giddy like a little kid on Christmas morning who just heard the sound of hooves and jingle bells on the rooftop!!! My KnitPicks order will arrive sometime today. Will probably be this afternoon or early evening before someone will go pick it up from our mail place... I do not anticipate a chimney delivery... and I will FINALLY be able to begin my Sampler!!! YAY!!! WaHOO!!! Yippee!!! [dance of joy!]



It is, however, snowing this morning, so I hope that doesn't get in the… Continue

Added by Elianastar on January 27, 2009 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

First Stash Buster!!

Just finished my first “real” stash-buster of the year. Have made a couple of hats earlier. It is a sweater for my neighbour’s daughter. Got all excited about the prospect of “having” to go out and get some yarn, then had a stern talking to myself and suggested I probably would have some yarn upstairs. Wow, wouldn’t you know it, I do have a couple of extra balls of yarn up there (like one or two…or fifty…or a hundred…).



It was fun making up a pattern — that actually worked the first… Continue

Added by HavetoomuchYarn on January 25, 2009 at 5:09pm — 5 Comments

Starting Over (nearly)

How do you feel after having to rip out half a sweater? Oi vhey, it is so heartbreaking. But it;s best to maintain your sanity by using this philosophy; if you have to tear out hours of knitting that you think looked bad, you are fixing a mistake in something that you invested in. Yes there's the whole time thing, but the time that you invest into this garment is going to be repaid ten-fold if you like the way it looks on you.



That's how it happened with my sweater dress, I used the… Continue

Added by metalheadknitter on May 2, 2008 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

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