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Monday, March 3, 2008

  Monday Morning Mirth  

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self-portrait Monday...
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what's green, round, karaoke, hats,
boots, messy hair? = MOI!

make yours...

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

This weekend, I cut a deal with myself: I could go to a big a#$ yarn sale, IF, I would concentrate and shake a leg with my Ribby...

Rachel told me about this event and I met her over at the Starbucks on Lincoln on Saturday morning. It was filled with ladies on their way to Knitting Workshop, which wasn't open yet, but was going to have a Moving Sale (they're relocating to Damen & Webster) of grand proportion! Between the coffee and the anticipation, that little store was buzzing for the Game to be afoot! Knitter's love their sports!

And it did not dissappoint! It was pretty much a mob scene and I did my best for my neighborhood and knitter's everywhere! She shoots she scores: one bag of Rowan Kid Classic to made an Ariann like Rachel/Yarnagogo/WOW; seven Silky wool in yellow-green (no surprise there); a bag of discontinued Cascade Key Largo in Turquiose (anybody ever use this?). Wardrobe awaits...

I was so pumped when I got home I finished the first sleeve of my pulli and the next day the second.

Now I had to pay the piper—here's how I put my pieces together...

How to Join Sweater Pieces to Knit in the Round with Two Circular Needles

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When making sweaters in the round from the Bottom Up, I like to use two circular needles to knit the yoke in-the-round (same concept as socks just many more stitches). First, I put half the sts of one side of the sleeve on Needle #1; repeat with a second needle for the remaining sleeve stitches.

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Making sure I have the under-sleeve facing the underarm of the body of the sweater, I place the stitches that have been on a piece of scrap yarn back on the needle. The Front section goes on one needle; the Back section goes on the second needle.

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Now all that's left to do is align the under-arm of Sleeve #2 with the underarm area of the sections and slip its stitches back on the working needles as for Sleeve #1, front and back.

That's it! Now the large amouts of stitches are spread out over two needles, making it really easy to manage the bulk. This also eliminates the *squeeze effect* you get if you use one long circular (where the joins of the pieces are tight and awkward to work).

I go for easy. Maybe I'll go for fast... ;p

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Friday, March 7, 2008



Pardon Our Dust! Trying to migrate to WordPress the last few days and we've yet to hit the big one...

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