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The Joy of Completion

Ah, that wonderful feeling that comes with a completely finished sweater! I finished the Sirdar Jacket yesterday; seams, buttons and all. I'm still insanely obsessed with that Swish Bulky yarn, and I can't wait for my latest order to arrive . . . .

Meanwhile, I'm finishing the last sleeve of the Refined Aran Jacket, a Veronik Avery design from Interweave Knits Fall '07 - done in Comfy, and it's knitting up just beautifully. Hopefully that one will be finished and ready for posting this… Continue

Added by StringMeUp on July 27, 2008 at 9:28am — No Comments

How Long is this Tunnel?

Wasn't it nearly a week ago I thought I was seeing light at the end of this AFO tunnel? Well, I think I can still see the light, but I'm not out of the tunnel yet. The Silk Garden Shell is now going to be a Silk Garden tee. I finished the front and back, but decided to use the extra yarn to knit up short sleeves. Then I decided I didn't like the funnel neck, so I ripped the Front back about four inches and added some neck shaping - eventually to become the base for a mock turtleneck. The good… Continue

Added by StringMeUp on April 2, 2008 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Almost at the End of the Tunnel

I think I see that proverbial light, so I must be nearing the end of the tunnel. Either that, or I'm having a near-death experience, but from what I've read, people don't usually blog in the middle of that type of thing, so I'm going with the tunnel theory.

I'm nearing the sleeve cap shaping on the last sleeve of the Dirt Lace Cardigan. I've packed up Chart C, with the Post-It notes and mechanical pencils and magnifying bars required to work that chart, and I'm on to Chart A, a simple Lace… Continue

Added by StringMeUp on March 26, 2008 at 4:35pm — 1 Comment

Best-Laid Plans

Ha! Thought I was going to catch up on some WIPs, did I? Thought the Universe was going to smile on me for being a responsible adult and devoting half my Saturday to work, instead of knitting, did I? Not even close. My responsible-adult behavior was rewarded by a computer glitch that ignored four hours of work and repeated "saves" and left me with the same product I'd had before the four hours of work, raw and unedited. So today I get to do that very same work all over again . . . . rather like… Continue

Added by StringMeUp on March 23, 2008 at 10:39am — 1 Comment

WIPs - Catching Up

Thanks to our customary Easter snow, yardwork is off the agenda for this weekend, and I was planning a long, self-indulgent weekend of catching up (or at least making a serious dent in) some of the projects that seem as though they've been on the needles forever. I can't even remember when I started my Silk Garden funnel-neck shell, but somewhere along the way I needed the needles, so it was relegated to a stitch holder. Thanks to the Options, though, I found appropriate needles again, finished… Continue

Added by StringMeUp on March 22, 2008 at 10:01am — No Comments

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