general adventures in craftiness

Friday, November 30, 2007

Mini Cardi is Done!

I finished the cardigan a couple of days ago, but decided to actually wear it today. I made the smallest size and it fits great. I was worried about the stockinette stitch bands rolling, so I did a two-stitch garter selvage. Instead of the edges rolling, the selvage just folds over, as you can see in the photo on the far right. The color of the sweater showed up differently in all three photos, but the truest one is the close up of the band. It's a very purple-red even though it's called garnet.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Nearing the End

I finished both of my sleeves last night. I was worried that I would run out of yarn, but I have a little less than a full skein and that's plenty for the seaming. I thought I'd have to knit on the back neckband, but it looks like it's just grafted together. I plan to steam block the pieces tonight and start seaming them. It looks like I can wear this new sweater at the end of this week!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Cardi Fronts

I finished the cardi fronts over the weekend. I cast on for the sleeves and have just started on those. I'm a little worried that I may run out of yarn because I only have four balls left. I'm hoping the sleeves will only use a little over one ball each and then I'll have just enough for the back neck section.

I've been thinking a lot about my next sewing project, especially since classes are over. I'm leaning towards a dress and I'm leaning towards plaid. A trip to Fabric Depot this weekend is in order!


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Mini Cardi Back

I finished the back of the Minimalist Cardigan during this past weekend. Once I got going, it actually went pretty quick. I cast on for both the fronts and am just past the ribbing.

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Beginning of the Minimalist Cardigan

I was surprised that my Elsebeth Lavold yarn was waiting for me when I got home from work on Friday. I had only ordered it at the beginning of the week. After swatching some moss stitch and getting gauge, I cast on for the back of the cardi. I haven't had a lot of continuous knitting time this past week, so it's a little slow going, but it's coming along.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

It's Time for a Cardi

Here's my next project, the Minimalist Cardigan, from the fall 2007 issue of Interweave Knits. I just ordered the yarn yesterday. The pattern calls for Lily Chin Signature Collection yarn, but I decided to substitute the Elsebeth Lavold Classic AL, which I just used for the striped sweater. This time I'm going with the garnet color, which is similar to the color of the sweater in the magazine.

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