general adventures in craftiness

Monday, February 25, 2008


I finished the Best Friend Cardigan last night while I watched the Oscars. I wanted to wear it today, but it would have been too warm. As you can see, this is a very fitted pattern, but not uncomfortably so. I usually hate reverse stockinette stitch, but in this chunky yarn, it doesn't look too bad. I ended up buying the Twinkle's Big City Knits book, and my next project will be the Balthazar Vest, again in Rowan Big Wool in Acer, which is a warm brown shade.

I completed the stuffed pig on Saturday afternoon. It turned out much cuter than I thought it would. It was hard to visualize what it would look like just from the pieces. It was fun to stuff it, and then after adding each component (ears, tail, eyes, etc.), it started looking more and more real. It was a pleasant surprise!

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Friday, February 22, 2008

I [heart] Chunky Yarn

I forgot how fun and fast knitting with chunky yarn is. I finished the body of the Best Friend Cardigan last night. I actually had finished this two nights ago, but ripped out the first attempt because the gauge seemed off even though my swatch was right on. It turns out that I was knitting too many rows between turning the cables. The sleeves are supposed to be knit up in reverse stockinette stitch, but I may try something different, like garter stitch, instead. I really like the subtle shaping at the waist. I'll have to look for some good buttons this weekend.

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