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  • November Knit Goals

    I'm prone to being a scatterbrain, so I try to make a short list of things to accomplish each month (lest I have 27 different non matching socks).

    Same as last month: Sleep more. Study more. Knit more. Sleep more.

  • Sweater-a-Month 2008

    Cabled Hoodie: Cascade 220 - Needs seams

    Urban Aran

    Mariah: Ella Rae Classic


    Tubesque: Noro Garden + ???

    CeCe: Silky Wool

    Lucy in the Sky

    Rogue: Handspun - Needs seams

    Elizabeth Zimmermann's Bog Jacket

    Ribbi Cardi: Cotton Ease (Blue/White)

    Ruffled Surplice (spring 07 Interweave): Yard TBD

    Red Carpet Convertible

    Silk Corset Top: Alchemy Synchronicity

    Eyelet Rib Cardi (inspired by Spring 07 Interweave)

    Bella Paquita: Shelridge? Karabella? Sublime?

    A top down set in sleeve sweater (a la Barbara Walker)


    Vintage Pink (Raspberry) Cardigan - FINISHED!!

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Archive for April, 2008

We interrupt this radio silence to bring you a FO (and more radio silence)

Posted by Amber on April 30, 2008

Pattern: River Rapids [pdf] by Sock Bug; (River Rapids Ravelry Page)

Yarn: Shibui Sock

Needles: Addi Turbo, Size 1

Notes: Magic Loop, from the toe-up.  As seems to be my new norm, I used Judy’s Magic Cast On and the gusset from Widdershins.

I also modified the pattern, 64 stitches was way too big for my feet.  I dropped one purl stitch from each repeat, making it a  7 stitch repeat (56 stitches total).  The instep was a little wonky – I had to add a purl stitch to the end of the needle for the top of the foot, as well as move one sole stitch knit to the instep in order to prevent laddering.

It took me forever and a day to memorize this repeat.  I think somewhere around the middle of the second sock it finally clicked. 

I really loved working with the shibui – it was so soft and squishy.  However, I guess softness comes with a price: after ONE DAY wearing them around, the heel is totally matted.  I’m going to go to my happy place, where I think this means the heel will be more durable the next time I wear it.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.

For now, back to statistics.  I have a huge project due Monday — but really due Sunday because I have to go to Texas for work on Monday (gone for 4 days).  The only thing I’m letting myself start between now and the time I turn in that project is the second Rainy Day sock (Rav link) – as much as I want to start Labyrinth (I even have the yarn all picked out), I’m being strong.  Of course since I’m not about to take a big raglan to Texas, I won’t really start that until I get back, so I guess there will be more socks in my future.


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Have you seen…

Posted by Amber on April 5, 2008

Camellia by Kate Gilbert?

I think I’d probably leave off the ribbon ties, and maybe make the sleeves ever so slightly longer, but I really like it.  And now the real problem: WHAT COLOR??

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