general adventures in craftiness

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Basic Chic Hoodie

I just finished the hoodie! Weaving in the ends took a couple of days and then I threw it in the wash and the dryer. The pattern called for seven buttons, but I mistakenly only bought six. I think it looks fine though. The only other modification I made was making the sweater just a bit longer in length. It's very warm and cozy.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

One Side Down

I finished the ribbing on the left side of the hoodie last night. I hope I have enough energy to start the ribbing on the other side. Picking up 149 stitches does not sound too fun!

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Nearing the Finish Line

I started working on the hood this weekend. I've probably got about five inches or so to go, and then it's on to the button band and hood trim. I still need to fine some good buttons too.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

One-Armed Hoodie

I got a lot of knitting done this weekend and almost finished the right sleeve last night as I watched the horribly hosted Emmy awards. The sleeve is knit in the round so there is no seaming that has to be done, which is great. However, I've got lots of ends to weave in due to the stripes. I love the pockets that are in the ribbing but I opted not to add the button closures so they seem more hidden.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Slow But Steady

I've been slowly making progress on my hoodie and have about six more inches or so before the body of the sweater is complete. I like how the randomness of the stripes is turning out so far. I think the ribbing, button bands, and trim will be done using the dark blue yarn.

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Monday, September 08, 2008

I Love Stripes

I worked on this hoodie steadily over the weekend while watching more U.S. Open tennis. The sleeve stitches have been transferred to holders and now I'm just working on the body. I've got to knit about 18 inches total in length. I'm just randomly working the stripe pattern as I go, switching colors whenever I want. So far, so good!

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Monday, September 01, 2008

What's Up?

I just returned from vacation in New York, where I was attending the U.S. Open. I also managed to find a little time to shop in SoHo and visit some friends from college. I'm getting ready to swatch for the Basic Chic Hoodie. Apparently, I'm on some crazy hoodie kick recently. I'm using some Cascade 220 Superwash, courtesy of Carolyn. I've got four skeins each of these two shades of blue, which isn't enough for the entire sweater, so I'll be combining them in some random stripe pattern.

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