June 2004 Archives

June 29, 2004

Doctor's Visit

My 12 week appointment was today, and after clearing up some confusion as to whether I was prenatal or postpartum, everything went well. Baby's doing fine and has a very strong heartbeat.

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June 28, 2004

Blocking and Waiting

The front of Dapple is currently blocking.


The poncho is taking awhile to dry, so it'll be tomorrow before I can start assembling it.
Yes, those are moving boxes in the background. Mike is in the process of transferring to Redstone Arsenal, so we'll be moving to Huntsville, AL at the end of July.

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June 24, 2004

Latest Project on the Needles

I still have 7 balls of ASC in Kiss left, so I've started on Dapple from Rowan Babies.


The poncho back is finished, so I'm working on the front. I started this project Sunday, and, once again, bigger needles and little sizes are really helping to make the project go quickly. the next time I need an instant gratification project, rather than a scarf, I'll be looking for a child's pattern using All Seasons Cotton.

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June 23, 2004

Charlotte's Latest Wardrobe Addition

Here's Charlotte's new sweater.


I love this sweater on her. She'll definitely be wearing it a lot this fall. The pattern is the Big Push Sweater from Miss Bea's Playtime. It was knit up on size 6 and 8 needles and used 3 balls of Rowan ASC for the main color- Kiss- and 1 ball for the stripes- Fern. I made the 1-2 year old size and didn't change anything about the pattern- which led to some confusion. I used a three needle bind off for the first time on the shoulder seams and was left with a visible seam. After I talked with my mother in law and read through Monday's comments, I realized that I had bound off with the wrong sides facing, so my seam was on the wrong side. I was about to reseam it, when I read through the instructions again and realized the seam was supposed to show. I had seamed it correctly for what the instructions wanted, so I left it and am very happy with the results. Here's what the shoulder seams look like.


I've already started on Charlotte's next ASC project and will post photos tomorrow.

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June 21, 2004

The Home Stretch

The Miss Bea sweater is nearing completion. All of the pieces were pressed this morning, and the seaming has begun. Both sleeves are sewn up, one shoulder seam is complete, and I've started knitting the collar. In the past I've always used a mattress stitch for all of my sweater seaming; however, this pattern calls for a three needle bind off at the shoulders. Since I'm used to having "invisible" seams, the ridge created by the bind off is somewhat bothering me. Of course, the pictures in the book don't give you a clear view of the shoulder seams. I decided to leave it, so hopefully once everything comes together, it'll look ok. Does anyone have a picture of a finished sweater with a three needle bind off?

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June 19, 2004

One Sleeve to Go

The front is finished!


Just one more sleeve left to knit.

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June 18, 2004

One Sleeve Down...


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June 17, 2004

More Charlotte Knits

I picked up some Rowan yarn on Tuesday.


First of all was some Wool Cotton in Camel to use for a poncho.


Second was some All Seasons Cotton in Kiss and Fern to make Charlotte the Big Push Sweater from Miss Bea's Playtime. I cast on for the sweater Tuesday, fully intending to only work a few rows here and there while completing some other lingering projects. Well the pattern is so easy and the knitting so fast, that I now have a completed back.


I know there are other projects I should be working on, but this one has so much momentum behind it that I think it'd be foolish not to go ahead and finish it. This might be the miraculous Charlotte sweater that goes from cast on to finished in under two weeks!

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June 16, 2004

Debbie Bliss

Yesterday, Charlotte and I got to meet Debbie Bliss at a Knit Happens workshop. I'm a big fan of her designs- in case you haven't been able to tell from my projects-, so it was very exciting. Many of the samples she brought were from her next baby knits book which will be out next spring. The sweaters were gorgeous, so I'll definitely be adding this book to my collection. Another book of her's with designs for children ages 3-10 will also be coming out in the spring- just in time for Charlotte to fit into the smallest size.
It's been over a month since I've worked on a Debbie Bliss design, so last week I started the Cable and Seed Stitch Jacket from The Baby Knits Book.


When I'd purchased the supplies for this project last summer, I was apprehensive about whether or not I could handle a cabling project. After all of the different cabling I did for the weekend sweater, the one cable repeat for this jacket is a piece of cake. The yarn for the jacket is Debbie Bliss merino aran in color 700.

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June 7, 2004

Charlotte's New Tank

Here's the finished green tank.

Charlotte was very excited to have her picture taken.

The pattern is Kerrie's Mission Tank. I made the three year old size and used two balls of Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora.

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June 3, 2004

Doctor Visit

Today was our first doctor visit for the new baby. Everything is looking good. The baby's size is just right, and it's heartbeat is strong. We even got to see it dance a little for us. The official due date is now January 8th.

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June 2, 2004

Booga Bag

Thank you for all of the booga advice. Once I put the project on circulars, the knitting went much more quickly. Here's the booga bag, all finished.


Of course I had to wait a day between the felting and finishing for the bag to dry, so while I waited, I whipped up one more item to sent out.


The pattern for this catnip mouse can be found here.

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June 1, 2004

Secret Pal Revealed

I want to say a big thank you to Michelle Gregg, my secret knitting pal. She sent me a great final package.


I received The Little Box Scarves, yarn for a scarf, handmade soap, a sushi hook holder made by Amy King, and a souvenir magnet map of Lake Superior. I thought the last item was especially cool since it showed me a little bit of her Minnesota.

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