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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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The Cursed Sweater

Posted by Amber on October 16, 2008

I know, the Sweater Curse is suppose to be about knitting sweaters for boyfriends before you’re married.  This is different.  This sweater is cursed.

First.  I finished knitting the cable front and the plain front and the back.  And at first I thought the plain side was too long, so I ripped it back and reknit to be shorter.  Then I realized BOTH fronts were too long – so now the plain front was the right length and the back were right; and the cable/lace side was too long.  Too hard to put in a life line.  Put it aside to ignore and be angry with for a while.

Then. Ran out of yarn, got more of a different dye lot.  Tried to alternate balls.  Got stripes.

AND NOW.  I was thinking how awesome my mattress stitch was looking:

And then I went to seam the second sleeve:

Yeah.  One sleeve has 2.5 inches of ribbing, and the other has 4 inches.  But it looks like the stockinette part is the same on both; so I’m going to put in a life line, and knit the ribbing down.  Then weaving ends, then sewing buttons, then washing.

I probably shouldn’t want to wear this to the baby naming…


4 Responses to “The Cursed Sweater”

  1. Amber said

    Ugh! Talk about problem sweater! I am sending good knitting vibes your way…

  2. judy said

    You could always just burn it if it’s cursed :)

  3. Your thoughts must have been all over the place when you were doing this. I don’t think you should worry about a curse cause when you where this you are going to be so pretty the curse will erase itself.

  4. I mean when you wear. Duh…

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