Saturday, June 22, 2013

Robin 2

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Here is the finished product of Robin version #2. I stopped short about 22 rows before splitting for sleeves. It resulted in a slightly more fitted look. But the rest of the numbers were still the same so it's still nicely oversized. and the tail length is perfect to cover the butt. I think this one will get heaps of wear!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


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A vitrual hug in the making.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Ever elusive 4.5mm Signature needles

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Soooo Signature Needle Arts have been trying to re-engineer their 4.5mm for ages. I'm not sure whether it was because they had issues with their cables or what? In the end, they decided to create "convertible" needles. The introduction of these convertibles means that they will no longer be making their fixed needles. So in a panic, I determined which ones I don't have and put an order in along with 2 x 4.5mm convertibles to test drive. You know...for science :) I'm not one to be negative towards Signatures, but I'm not all that impressed. The transition from cable to needle is steep so it's always a struggle to get the stitches up. Especially with magic loop! But they're sooo pretty :)

Quick gift - Molly

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While I'm on about Wollmeise DK...I had to whip up a quick gift for a yarny friend's birthday. I made a Molly hat not long ago for my mum using different yarn. Said friend had it in her queue so I thought I'd go again. This time using Im Jahr Der Ratte in Wollmeise DK leftovers. I love it so much that I think I need one for myself!

Robin #2 in the making

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I love my Robin so much that I have to make another one. This time with some mods to make it less 'bat-wingy". So far so good. This time I've used Feldmauschen and Natur in Wollmeise DK. God I love this stuff. Some would say I'm obsessed.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Robin finished!

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And here I am in my new sweater. Having a coffee with my knitting gals, had to show it off. Next time I would separate for sleeves a full black and white stripe earlier (22 rows). Shall I make another? :)

Saturday, June 1, 2013


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Crap, I gotta knit faster!!!

Honey Cowl




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Yay, I finally finished this one last night too. Brownstone by Jared Flood. It's only been a WIP for 6 months! Poor husbeast. Anyway, I had to play around with these numbers too since he has a narrow waist and a tank of a chest. Started with a medium and moved on up to an XL. I was concerned it was still going to be too tight, but I think it's ok! And with a blocking, I think I can squeeze another inch out of the length. I hope he loves it and actually wears it!

Robin blocking

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While I'm at it, Robin is finally off the needles. I had a lot of math-fu going with this one too. But the end product was not too far off the schematic of the size I wanted. I tried it on after binding off before blocking and I like it! It is more 'batwingy' than I anticipated but it doesn't look wrong. Do you like my little flash of green where I used fruhling in one stripe? :)

Pics of me wearing to to come after it dries in this rainy cold weather.

Chuck WIP

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Chuck is a pattern written for worsted weight yarn. But I really wanted to make it with my Wollmeise DK in Sanguinella. We all know I'm having a love affair with this yarn. Because my gauge was way out and this is virtually a row by row top down construction, I decided to branch out on my own. Firstly I will be constructing this bottom up. I figured out how many stitches I needed for me and have started out. The plan is to seam the shoulders and put in set in sleeves. Fingers crossed. There's a lot of math-fu going on.