Archive for July, 2007

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Socka 4 update

July 12, 2007

I finished one of my socks for my Sockapalooza 4 pal.
Jaywalker sock
Jaywalker sock

I am lining my Larger than Life Bag:

Here is the inside with pockets, one wide one and one long skinny one.
Bag lining

Here is the outside, you can see I put the print on both sides, not sure I like that, but that is how it is going to be, I am not changing it.
Larger Than Life Bag
I fixed his eye:
Fabric Frog
Don’t worry, he isn’t going to be a toy for the kids, though that is how his eye broke. Froggy is going to be a gift for someone’s new desk. Froggy will make a good paperweight, yes? I can’t say who he is going to.

Tomorrow we will be having a garage sale. Wish me luck as I am trying to make some money to reduce my medical expenses. Those bills are starting to hurt and are getting in the way of future fibery purchases.

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Pics

July 6, 2007

My kiddos at the 4th of July Parade:

The headbands were a hit!

Frog:  (note, one of the beads that made up his eye broke…I will have to replace it, luckily I have more of these beads.)

I never did get to lining the bags, I will work on that next week.

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Askew – Finished

July 1, 2007

And, I like it.

Wendy's Askew

I did a little bit of manipulations to get this pattern to work for me.

The first thing I did was I unseamed the side seams. I then resewed it to from the bottom up. I stopped the side seam at the garter stitches before the last 10 stockinette stitches on the front. This is actually what it looks like in the original picture. I think that the finishing details might have been off, because the pattern says to seam up to the garter stitch on the strap.

So, when I seamed to the garter stitches before the 10 st, I got a larger armhole, which was perfect. I tried it on and I still wasn’t happy with the straps, but they were better than before.

So, I ripped the straps down. I bound off 9 stitches on the outside edge and picked up 9 stitches on the middle section (the stitches I had previously bound off.) I then knit the straps back up and attached them in the back.

I did attach them towards the center, which I think I might move, because I don’t think they are as comfortable.
Wendy's Askew

I love how it turned out and glad that I gave it some time to fiddle with it. I am wearing this directly against my skin and it isn’t too bad. This is definitely a top I can wear while at the ocean.

Pattern: Knitty Askew

Needles: Size 9

Yarn: Noro Silk Garden color 230 approx 6 balls (I had a little bit leftover.)