Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I'm a terrible blogger



Two of the things I'm currently working on:

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The pattern is http://www.chicknits.com/catalog/cassidy.html">Cassidy.

Remember this sweater?:

Me in front of Tjörnin (the lake)


I frogged it. It didn't fit well, and the yarn (Queensland Kathmandu Aran Tweed) was too nice to just have it sitting unused. So now it's becoming a cardigan.

And!:

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Dale of Norway's Lillelam pants! GOD these are cute. SO much work. SO much work. But it's really fun, so I don't mind.

I got a hot tip from someone in the Stranded group on Ravelry for weaving in ends as you knit. It's here on Sock Prøn's blog. It's working decently well, and the thought of cutting down the finishing is a big relief.

The only thing is that the inseam looks wonky from working so much patterning in the round. It occurs to me that an extra stitch as a false seam would make it look much better. But tearing out... oh lord... I don't know.

At any rate, if they don't fit (my nephew is a big boy -- in the 90th percentile and up for his size) I'll throw a temper tantrum like the world has never seen. I'm knitting the one year size, and he'll be 7 months by then (xmas), so MAYBE. But he's already wearing 6-9 month clothes. You see my concern.

(especially since nothing I've knit him so far has fit. Sigh).

2 comments:

grace said...

OMG! The Lillelam pants are going to be SO CUTE!!!! It makes me want to do colorwork again.

Pseudoangela said...

Ohhh I totally get what you're talking about re: ripping it out and adding a false seam. So many times I've been in the middle of something when I start to debate whether I should tear it out and re-do it so one TINY little thing will be better...

And I'd throw a tantrum too, if that didn't fit. It looks SO fiddly!