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Knitting Up A Storm!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Well I guess there is a huge reason why this article was written. I have never made a sweater with cap sleeves before and now know why. It wasn't too bad seaming them in, I just used the mattress stitch and everything went smoothly. Except for the fact the sleeves were too wide. So I ripped out the cast off edge, decrease an extra 2 stitches and tried again. Not too bad. I left the seams as is, and hope the steam from the iron will help with flattening them out.

Before I start the next sweater, I will really have to digest the instructions on how to make a perfect cap sleeve, so I spend less time seaming the suckers in.

On the weekend I finished my BIL's future FIL's socks and forgot to take a picture of them before I gave them away. You are not missing much considering they are a plain old sock pattern using chocolate brown Shelridge Farm worsted weight yarn. BTW - he loved them, and was quite surprised I made them because when we were talking about it a few months ago he probably thought it was one big joke.

I started Green Gable, which is such a great pattern and so freaking easy. I do hope I can finish it up before MW&SF so I have a nice new tee to wear. Other than knitting the first skein of the Brooks Farm yarn for my Clapotis, not much knitting to report. I really sound like a broken record. But in the next few weeks I do hope to have Cutaway, Clapotis and Green Gable done.
Have a good one folks.

posted by Lisa @ 12:06 p.m. 



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