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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Dad's Vest

I based the look of the vest on the Basketweave Green vest by Kathy Zimmerman in the book “The Best of Guy Knits” (Published by XRS).

But I did not use Kathy’s pattern, instead I took the basketweave pattern from the “Field Guild book.”

Cast on 149 st, worked 2” k2p2 ribbing in size 5 needles, change to size 7 needles and con’t body until 14” from beginning.

Then worked armhole and neck shaping for left and right side similar to what Kathy’s pattern suggested. Work till armhole measures 9”. Work backside armhole the same, and cont’ till the same length as left and right sides.

I’m almost done with back now. Will update when done.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Family and Friends

Hum... if you are my family or friend, I do take requests for knitted gifts. Sometimes I would LOVE to make something for someone, just to show how much I appreciate them in my life and all the fun times we have together.

But the hard part is knowing WHAT that other person would like! It would be so much easier if people who appreciate knitted things would just ask. Plus, it makes me feel special when people place "orders." It's a neat thing to be wanted!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Baby Vest Cardigan!

Originally uploaded by prymnumber
Hey! I tried steeking for the first time with this vest! The steeking part was easy enough, but I should have used wool or a wool blend. The cotton yarn did not "grab" well to each other and I ended up adding a second crochet chain to the edge to secure the loose ends even more. It did make the vest cardigan very quick to knit and the whole thing was a fun exercise.

However, unless the next vest cardigan I make is completely stockinette, I will not steek but rather do the entire thing in once piece. I spent more time securing this baby vest than I spent knitting!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Knittin' Machine

Thanks to Vicky Howell @ Craft Gossip for sharing this post and image!

Dave Cole’s American flag installation piece entitled “The Knitting Machine“, was knit on 20′ poles and has been exhibited in galleries worldwide.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sheep and wool

I was listening to an old Pointy Sticks podcast where Christine mentioned the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival.

Well, in honor of sheep:

Baaah!! (Listen)

But don't look at the Url embedded in the image. The story is not friendly to fiber folks....