Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Done with Number 2!

Finished it an hour or so ago! I have to say, it looks nicer in person. It's not quite as contrast-y, and Graydon looks very handsome in it :D

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Jacket #2 in Progress

Here is my second one in progress. It seems to be going well!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I am going to go for it! This is my second try at dyeing yarn for my son Graydon. First time, I included some red and he did't like it. He says his favorite colors are grey, black, silver, gold, and bronze. I'm not sure I love this combo. but he says he does! Now to find the time to do another one before April 26th...
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Monday, April 7, 2008

It's finished.

As much as I hate finish work the baby that my BSJ is intended for will be here any time now. So, I had to finish up. I did use the 3-needle bind off for the arms, and decided not to add a collar. I do have the idea that an old fashioned crocheted lace collar would make a wonderful addition, but realistically this child would be in college before I got around to doing that!

The buttons I used were hand made by a New Hampshire craftsman. They are pewter, and have the Tree of Life on them. I'm going to steam block this a bit, as it's a bit more rumply than the last on I made with machined yarn, but after that it's ready to wrap and gift.

I think I'm going back

The jacket currently looks like this, before I pull out the last 33 rows!
I'm not happy with the M1 sections, so I'll go back to row 47 and try a different way of increasing this time.

Sunday, April 6, 2008


I am free of the pink curse! My kid has announced that her favorite color is now light light light light light light light green. Not pink. Which I am thrilled about because I am sick of the pink. however, it leaves me with a mostly finished jacket for her... in pink.

I've made a mistake

Hi, I began knitting my first bsj this weekend. It's for my daughter's first baby, due in June.
I have just got to row 80, where you work on the centre 90 stitches - but I have only 80 stitches. I distinctly remember increasing 10 stitches in row 57, but pulled a couple of rows out around there and must have lost the increases by mistake.
I can see that it's going to make the jacket smaller, but I don't know if it's in a critical place. I'm knitting 5 stitches to 1 inch, so it was going to be large for a newborn anyway....
So, advice please from people who have a finished article. Do I go back to row 57 or carry on regardless?
And I thought it was going so well.....

Friday, April 4, 2008

I'm thinking of doing another one!

Graydon would really like one for his birthday (April 26) and he's basically the same size as Rowan, just with longer arms. I have a lot of other knitting to do--but maybe I can do it since I know what I'm doing now? His favorite color is grey. He said he'd like it 'mostly grey'. What can I do with that?!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I think I'm going to run out of yarn

I'm wanting to pick up my jacket and try again, but looking at the yarn, I think I'm running short, for sure. I guess I could just add a solid color for the rest?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

She Loves It!

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I'm done, I'm DONE!

Hooray! I can hardly believe I am done. This took me so much longer than I ever thought it would! My daughter's birthday was on the 24th, but being that it was the day after Easter, and also that I had not made time to order a few little gifts until too late, she was persuaded to wait until today to have her I got a little reprieve, thank goodness. I just finished this about 1/2 hour ago--her party is in 1/2 hour! I really like how it turned out, I'll make sure to get a photo of her in it too.

Where is everyone?? I feel like I am talking to myself ;)
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