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February 22, 2009

MonsterYarn

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I may have been inspired by the new issue of Vogue knitting to try to knit a sweater out of this yarn because I have worked in earnest with this big yarn (Rowan Biggy Print) with even bigger (us 19) than the pictured (us 17) knitting needles. I combined two patterns: the body from Murmur in the Rowan leaflet 'The Next Big Thing' and the sleeves from a zipped fitted jacket pattern from Rowan that I downloaded when I had a subscription Rowan. The sleeves from Murmur were straight up and down and seemed a little too shapeless. I am done with the knitting and have started the seaming. I used eight ginourmous skeins of this yarn. It goes fast because there are so few rows compared to say the Drops cardigan that I have stuffed into a bag awaiting seaming. If the sweater doesn't work out I have plans for Monster slippers complete with fun fur.

February 16, 2009

Chocolate HedgeRows

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This sock pattern was fantastic, as was the Hazel Knits sock yarn. I made the heel flap a little long and that caused some pooling around the ankle joint. I like the way the pattern continues on the heel and how stretchy the fabric is. I used a 40 ' size 1 addi turbo needle.

My next projects are:

Chevron Scarf from Crazy color sock yarn

Murmur sweater in Rowan Biggy Print (can't find a link for this)

Farm themed Bag for son's wooden farm animal toys (something similar to this)


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