Monday, February 20, 2006

Did I forget to show you my progress???

I am knitting with Elisabeth Lavold Silky Wool and as much as I think I will like the end product, I am not exactly fond of the yarn. I find that I am plucking out lots of vegetable matter or something and it is quite annoying. Also, I had to go up a needle size to get gauge for this sweater and I won't be sure of the fabric until I wear it in my chilly house :) I am not using a 12 inch circular needle, I am doing the magic loop method and knitting both sleeves at the same time. If you have any questions, please email me at: or visit my blog at

Good luck everyone!

Friday, February 17, 2006

blogging for dummies

hey there,

this isn't exactly a swetaer-related post, but... i'd like to put the "hourlgass knit-alog" button on my blog, but try as i might i can't find info in the help section. could someone point me in the right direction, or if it's easy, to walk me though it?

thanks so much = )


Thursday, February 16, 2006

Major Modification Time

Okay, let's suppose that I'm a glutton for punishment and I'm about to majorly modify an hourglass sweater for my 4 yo niece. Would you do it? Here's what I want to do:
1. add a cable up the center of each sleeve, two in the front, and one on the hood.
2. add a hood.
3. steek it (which I've never done) and add a zipper in the middle, in between the two front cables.

Would you do it? Should I? I guess I'd need to take out the decrease/increase part since she's obviously not curvy.
I don't mind using another pattern, but I can't find one with all the right components, and I'm not good enough to write my own pattern from scratch. Any advice?
I'm using the indentical-to-Malabrigo worsted merino from eBay that I used for my own hourglass, so I'll have to really knock down the number of stitches in the whole pattern for a 4 yo. Yikes. This is getting more involved as I type! LOL Anybody know of a child's pattern that would save me all this grief???

Friday, February 10, 2006

It's almost time, it's almost time!

I am knitting my HGS for the Knitting Olympics! I am making my of Elisabeth Lavold's Silky after Caston!

Monday, February 06, 2006

Me too!

I joined the KAL after I'd already started, but I've been reading along with everyone's progress for a while now and it's been very helpful! I finished mine this weekend using Debbie Bliss Cathay.

More notes on my blog

P.S. I have to recommend this tutorial--great for the bottom hem!