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The first thing I want to share is in regard to one of the blogs that I read. Kate Davies writes Needled, and I love reading her posts, and viewing her patterns and her photos, but today's post was very interesting. You see she has all of these boxes of books that she needed to do something with, and as I read the page I happened to click on her link to a post about winnowing out her shoes. The girl has some style in her choice of outfits, shoes and accessories. I was only able to read a bit but I want to return and read more. I wish I knew where she found such gorgeous things. I love love love this coat!
|Image from Needled, Kate Davies.|
This Squee post is also about the Tea Leaves cardigan that I have had in time-out since early August. The reason I feel like it qualifies to be a Squee topic is that I finally got the gumption to rip it back and start again. And I might add, I decided to use a new technique instead of DPNs or a circular needle; I went for doing both sleeves in the magic loop method.
|Tea Leaves Cardigan by Melissa Le Barre.|
Then I tried the sweater on and realized that one sleeve was a good 2" wider than the other. I wasn't able to bring myself to frogging until yesterday. And then, as I frogged and wound the balls up, I thought... I should do both sleeves. Yep, both sleeves have been frogged and now I have cast them back on and I am doing them magic loop style so I will get uniform decreases.
|One sleeve is much wider than the other.|
|I blame it on being cocky! I thought I was just sailing along, and never tried it on until I had cast off. I got the length by holding one sleeve up to the other. You'd think it would have been apparent then right?|
|Ok maybe NOT the best picture... sorry, but the sleeves are on one Knit picks circular needle.|
|New England Knits|
|Derry sweater by Cecily Glowick MacDonald. Yarn- Manos Classic|
My kids have been saying things like. "Uh.... you're not wearing that out of the house, right?" So the frogging must be done.
|The pattern includes this cowl, which gives you the option of wearing it as a crew neck sweater or a turtleneck.|
I am motivated to get these done as I want to be able to shop (relatively guilt free) at the Stitch House's fourth birthday sale next week. I have promised myself that I will only pick up sock quantity this time, as I have about six sweaters queued, with yarn allocated.
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