May 02, 2005

LiveJournal Quilt Swap

I finished my blocks for the LiveJournal quilting community block swap. I did an Amish Star, which I thought was easy enough to get the blocks done, but still visually interesting. The swap theme was brights with black accents, and my color was orange.

Closeup of a single block
All the blocks laid out together

I can't wait to see what everyone else has done! I do like the secondary diamonds formed by laying these blocks out next to one another - it's definitely a block I would consider using again.

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April 09, 2005

Cotton Candy

The sweater, she is done. I finished knitting last Saturday, seamed it up while I was in Bend, and wore it on Wednesday. It's a comfy, slightly oversized sweater. I will take a photo soon, I promise.

Right now I'm working on a Clapotis for a friend's birthday, immediately to be followed by a smaller version of Cozy for another friend's birthday. Then... I'm not sure. I have some Tahki Chat cotton tape yarn that I've been sitting on waiting for a project for a while. There's a tie front tank in the Spring VK that might be suitable for that. Otherwise, I don't really have much summer knitting lined up. Hopefully something in the Summer IK will appeal to me. The Spring issue (which I JUST got due to moving and not updating my address) didn't appeal to me as much. There are a couple of things I might consider, but I'll wait until I see the Summer issue in person to pick my next project. I might start Rogue, since it's still rainy and cold here, so knitting wool isn't a problem yet and then I could get a head start for this fall/winter. I also need to knit on Aaron's sweater, too. I'd like to get to where I split for the sleeves by the time it gets too hot to knit wool this summer. I want him to have it for our wedding in Boulder.

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April 01, 2005

Homestretch

Front and back are both done. Sleeves are started (maybe 5 inches) - I'm knitting them at the same time. I should be able to finish them this afternoon (knock on wood). Then I can block tonight and seam this weekend. And wear the sweater next week!

I also need to finish my prototype pants and possibly make a real pair. Once I get the prototype done, I should be able to produce a real pair in a few hours. And then I can become a pants factory! I need to buy fabric for a quilt block exchange that I'm participating in anyway, so a trip to JoAnn's is definitely in the cards for this weekend.

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March 28, 2005

Yet more Te Rosada

I think I am going to start calling this sweater Cotton Candy, since that's the name of the colorway (and the pattern sweater is named after the original colorway). Te Rosada just doens't make much sense in the pink.

And speaking of which, I am almost done with the front:

Here is a closeup of the stitch pattern (unblocked):

I also started a pair of test pants today - I'm working with a printed pattern to adapt the perfect pants. I just sewed the waistband in upside down, though, so I'm putting them away until tomorrow. Yeesh.

Bonus: very cute photo of Aaron and Ivy snoozing on the couch.

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March 26, 2005

Hooray

Back of Te Rosada is done. Starting front tomorrow! Photos to come.

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