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Interests: Knitting, writing with my favorite fountain pens, reading 18th & 19th Century British Literature, collecting blue & white transferware, drinking way too much coffee, chatting with friends from around the world, and dreaming of traveling back to the UK for an extended stay!
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My Knitting Olympics were fraught with set-backs, including a 12 row rip out on Friday evening. Despite all that, I am happy with my progress--all but 1-1/2 sleeves.
Back to my knitting. I want to wear this sweater before the 2014 Games.
Multiple "Penalty Laps" were taken on the February Lady Sweater over the weekend. There has been some frogging and unknitting as I can't keep straight which side has the increases. :)
However, as Sunday's "competition" ended, I was beginning to see the end of the yoke approaching.
I'm back--and in training for Knitting Olympics 2010!
Project: February Lady's Sweater (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Paton's Classic Wool, Plum Heather
Needle: U.S. 8 circular and dpn (unless my training swatch suggests otherwise)
This will be the very first sweater I've knit for myself.
I have a new niece, "L.C." She was born in April and did receive handknits from her favorite auntie.*
A baby bolero:
*I may not yet be her favorite auntie, but the baby doll I have been scoping out may tip the scales! :)
We knew that my nephew was going to be a big baby. In fact, he was 9lbs. 11oz. at birth. I was completely convinced that his Curious George stuffed animal would be wearing it instead of him. But look!
It fits, for the moment! He weighed in at over 10 lbs. at his doctor's appointment today. George will be getting a sweater soon.
Pattern: Baby Bolero by Leigh Radford, from One Skein My Ravelry Link
Needles: US size 8 & 9
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton