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Dana's Adventures in Knitting

Sunday, October 02, 2005

I need some sleep; time to put the old horse down.

What is it with song lyrics and post titles? I need some sleep by the Eels is playing now. Monkey see, monkey do I guess. ;) Anyway I finished the top border and facing on the VK Fair Isle shawl. Now to pick up 270 odd stitches. :sigh: I tried it on today. It's a bit smaller than I thought it would be. I think I'll try and block it aggresively. My measurements are good; it's just meant to be small. If I could go back I would forgo the buttonhole and make a crochet loop instead. If I were a plus sized gal I would definatly add some stitches to the width.

Another word of warning to those who make this pattern: You will need more than 1 ball of black. I had to knit the facing in another color. It's not a big deal, but irritating. I also bought an additional ball of dark blue since I am using it on the border instead of the proscribed color. This pattern runs close on yarn in most colors. Anyway, on with the pictures:
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Lookit short rows. I like the border colors :)
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I joined the Colors of Autumn Knit along. If your interested in doing any sort of color work project, you ought to join us. The more the merrier!

2 Comments:

  • At 7:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I skim a lot of blogs, and
    so far yours is in the Top 3
    of my list of favorites. I'm
    going to dive in and try my
    hand at it, so wish me luck.

    It'll be in a totally different
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    I know, it sounds strange, but it's
    like anything, once you learn more
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    If you don't mind, I'd really appreciate
    being able to come back and get a
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    Thanks,
    Tiffany Burrell
    Keyword Queen!
    ps. I confess, that's not my real picture! :-)

     
  • At 5:51 PM, Blogger Mtwelovett said…

    wow, that looks fantastic!! I haven't had the nerve to jump into intarsia or faireisle yet.

    Hope you are doing well.

    Mary

     

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