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sunday, july 31, 2005

Screwed up Sophie
I was knitting away at happy hour on Friday night and didn't have the pattern with me.  But that's actually not what screwed me up.  When I printed out the pattern, the sides didn't print--I think most web sites with patterns are set up so that this doesn't happen.  Anyway, I missed a couple rows of decreases on the bag. 
I decided to keep it as is.  So it's going to be wider at the top than other people's Sophie bags.  I just hope I don't run out of yarn for the handles....
11:28 am pdt

friday, july 29, 2005

I brought my Sophie Bag to work....
...and got so many compliments on the color (9433). I chose it because it works for both summer and fall and I think it will look great felted.  I'm trying hard to convert some of my co-workers to knitting.  I think it's hard to motivate folks initially because it's tricky to get the tension right and to avoid dropping stitches.  I have faith that I'll have at least one convert!
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10:18 am pdt

thursday, july 28, 2005

New scarf project...
using Debbie Bliss Soho.  It was on sale at my LYS a while back and I got 3 balls at a good price.  I found this pattern online which looks pretty cool:
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11:41 am pdt

wednesday, july 27, 2005

Excellent progress on Sophie bag...
for me anyway.  I've worked on it everyday that I knit, and through both Ioan Gruffud movies I've watched ; )
5:26 pm pdt

monday, july 25, 2005

Finished Antique Stitch Scarf...
from Vogue Knitting Summer 2005.  I used the Blue Sky Alpaca's Alpaca Silk but made it only with one ball of yarn and made it slightlier skinnier than the pattern calls for.  I think it works though. I haven't blocked it, but I think it should as the sides appear to flare out.  This could be my imagination...
4:48 pm pdt

friday, july 22, 2005

Knitting Sophie bag
I've been inspired by Alison to knit my own Sophie bag.  I have several skeins of Cascade Sierra laying around and decided on a hot pink color that can work for both summer and fall.  I saw it on Julie's site without the twirled strap which I think I prefer....
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6:32 pm pdt

thursday, july 21, 2005

The new Gedifra 52 book...
is up on the Knitting Fever web site.  There are a couple of cool items like this coat made out of Capriola yarn, and this cabled sweater made with Shanina yarn.  They also have a preview of the new Debbie Bliss Simply Soft yarn and book.  This book is the one you get free this fall if you join her club.  I can't decide if I want to spend money on it or not.  I had a bad experience with a beret (the free pattern you receive) when I was a kid (it was forced onto my head), and I don't think I want to relive the experience by knitting one myself....
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2:38 pm pdt

wednesday, july 20, 2005

Finished "Staff Shrug"
So I finally finished the Ribbed Shrug by Pam Allen from this summer's Interweave Knits and I rushed to seam it so I could wear it.  It looks hideous, because I did a crappy job.  I don't believe that the pattern specifies what type of stitch to use for the seam, but I think I'll have to use Mattress Stitch because when this thing is on, it gets stretched out and the seams look even worse!
9:53 am pdt

monday, july 18, 2005

New blog, lost blog
So my previous blog appears to have disappeared into cyberspace hell.  I'm hoping to have a page with some of the lost entries, but it doesn't look too promising.  I'm keeping my hopes up however....
4:29 pm pdt

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