general adventures in craftiness

Monday, August 11, 2008

Hoodie is Done!

I finally finished the hoodie today! I just finished weaving in all the ends and steam blocking the hood. I really like how the project turned out. I especially like the I-cord bindoff used at the garment hem of the body, sleeves, and hoodie trim. It took forever, but it makes the sweater look polished. The only thing I don't particularly like about the sweater is how much the yarn sheds. I won't be wearing anything dark underneath it!

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Hoodie Back

Though I wasn't sure about the yarn color, I decided to go ahead and start in on the hoodie Friday night. I think the color is starting to grow on me. I love knitting lace patterns and this one is easy enough to memorize. For me, knitting lace is addictive. I'm always trying to complete just one more pattern repeat. Before I know it, I've done three or four pattern repeats.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

On Deck

The Apres Surf Hoodie from the summer issue of Interweave Knits is my next project. I wanted something light and airy as a summer layering piece and this seemed to fit the bill. I ordered some Rowan Cashcotton in a light buttery yellow color. I think this will be a fun piece to knit up. I'm looking forward to working on some lace!

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