THE IN-THE-MEANTIME PROJECT

Teva Durham Ballet Pullover - Body

So after much reflection I confirmed that the USMP was beginning to stress me out, and that the main thing troubling me was having gone so long without actually finishing anything. So I set out to find (1) a fast, bulky project (2) using yarn from my stash and (3) needles I already owned. Probably … Read more

HOW ABOUT JUST A REALLY COOL VEST?

Union Square Market Pullover Body

Progress on USMP continues. I completed the body today (after another finishing-triggered swearing spell similar to that provoked by the Hourglass Sweater). It’s a bit loose on me although my gauge seems roughly correct, but not so loose as to look schlubby. I actually dig the shape of it so far. My other potential beef is that the … Read more

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME

scoop neck cardigan

So I didn’t go to Houston. After doing some research, calling friends and contacts and aid organizations, it seemed like last week there were more volunteers than were needed. Going down there for the week would have been more for my benefit than for the benefit of those displaced by Katrina, so I instead donated … Read more

VICTORY OVER TEVA DURHAM TARTAN JACKET

TARTAN JACKET

Given my slow progress on USMP, I’m full of admiration for others who’ve completed rather complex projects of late, as you may have noticed. In line with that, check out meemster”s version of Teva Durham’s Tartan Jacket, for which the pattern ran in the classic Fall ’04 Interweave Knits. This project always struck me as super-hard, and the kind … Read more

LITTLE TINY SWEATER

LITTLE TINY SWEATER

So I tried an experiment. I wanted to know if the “T” shape of the vintageknits pattern was, essentially, the one used for the UO sweater. So I tried a little tiny test. I cast on 30 stitches (not the right number for the ribbing, but divisible by three) and knit in 2×2 rib for … Read more

WHAT TO WEAR IN UNION SQUARE

UNION SQUARE

Shhh: I’ll tell you a secret. Le Clap, il est fini! Photos soon. Boy am I happy that’s over. Maybe next up? I’m seriously considering another Kate Gilbert pattern. The Union Square Market Pullover from the current IK. I’m thinking I’ll probably use Dalegarn Baby Ull. I love the color combo in the magazine, but (a) I don’t … Read more

CLAP IMPASSE

CLAP IMPASSE

So, you may have noticed I am at an impasse with La Clap: I’m the first repeat into section three, and I am worried that I won’t have sufficient yarn. The width is 18″. I took the advice of a poster here and did 5 section 2 increases, and intend to do 10 section 3 … Read more

CLAPOTIS APPROCHES

mysticalcreationyarns

To quickly update you on the knitting front, I received my order from Mystical Creation Yarns. That’s some lovely stuff! Only one more component before beginning Clapotis… the yarn ball winder I just bought with my 50% off coupon from JoAnn! No way am I winding 600+ yards of yarn by hand, and it’s so lovely that I’m … Read more

A USEFUL PENGUIN

Pingouin Cotton Ribbon

I may have hit on a good use for those 6 balls of Pingouin Cotton Ribbon I’ve got: It appears to be a good substitute for the Plymouth Napa called for in the Ballet Pullover, another Teva Durham pattern that ran in the Summer ’04 IK. My 6 balls (480 yards) won’t be enough for a long-sleeved … Read more