Posted in Uncategorized on August 28, 2009|
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I have just finished another baby item. It is a vest of my own design. I took notes, but have not looked at them to see how detailed they are. I start a project with nice easy to follow notes and by the end the writing and abbreviations are so cryptic I can’t decipher them, and I wrote them. Yikes!
The vest is a 2×2 rib. The cable twists are done every other row and are staggered. I knit this in the round to the arm holes, so:
Row 1: K2, P2, Twist2, P2
Row 2: K2, P2, K2, P2
Row 3: Twist2, P2, K2, P2
Row 4: K2, P2
At first I intended to add some ribbing around the arm holes and neck edge but I decided that 2×2 ribbing would look funny and I didn’t have enough yarn to continue the twisting pattern. I just did one row of single crochet to finish the edges.
Close up of the neck:
These pictures were taken while the vest was blocking, to stretch the rib I stuffed it with plastic bags while it dried. The yarn is Perfection by Kraemer Yarns 30% Domestic Merino 70% acrylic, which is machine washable. Always a plus for baby wear. I hope this will fit a 6-12 month old? Babies vary so much so who knows?
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Posted in Uncategorized on August 16, 2009|
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I have been neglecting this blog and I know it. I am going to try harder to post more often (I say that a lot, but we’ll see how it goes.)
I have some kitty pictures I need to share. Last week I had the fun of watching Stephanie’s cats while she was on vacation. I have looked in on her cats for her a couple of times now and I think the kitties are really starting to like me (I am the one that feeds them.) I thought they were cute so I took some pictures to show off.
Isn’t she sweet?
I couldn’t get a better shot because the cat never quits moving and only held still while eating.
I really like vising Steph’s cats and enjoy having two extra cats to pet. (Have I mentioned before that I will someday be a crazy cat lady?) Steph was kind enough to pick up some WI(yeah!) yarn as a thank you and I LOVE it.
The yarn was spun at Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill, Inc. It is lace weight, 25% silk/75% wool in the color Mallard. The color is pretty much my favorite color and the photo is a touch blurry because it shows the true color best. I am not sure what to do with my 350yds but I welcome suggestions.
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