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post #41 of 134
Megs, I'm doing it as written too. I'm just having a small panic because I can't find my copy of IWK anywhere It's either neatly tucked away in my magazine box or (gulp) under the bed- here's hoping the latter.
Honeytree, the Rogue and Eris cardigans actually predate Arwen- I love her cables though.
Poisonedapple, I like the apocalypse hoodie from ysolda but it's in adult sizes and you'd have to scale down. The smallst size fits my 8yo, though...
post #42 of 134
I love that ysolda site, I just found it a month or so ago, and am totally making those opera gloves for myself!

I did my first ever attempt at cables, I think they came out good, not perfect, but heh I'm not complaining. cable picture

I was considering buying Knit Picks Jack Hoodie, as far as I can tell, it doesn't list actual "sizes" so I have to measure DS to see if he falls in the range they have where you pick your yarn. Anyone have the Jack Hoodie? I like that its worsted weight, I'd like it to be a "jacket" for fall. Otherwise I will do the 5T version of this cardigan, when someone whose more awesome then me, shares the changes.
post #43 of 134
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Flapjack, I just lurked your blog a bit -- I love the Samus sweater you made for your mom!

After this project is done (or maybe if I need a break during) I really want to make something with Celtic cables for my Celt-obsessed father. A scarf is probably my best bet as it's the thing he *might* actually wear.

Anyway, I got through another cable-repeat-worth on the right front yesterday. Still two inches shy from the decreases, but that's OK. The cables are just realllly slow-going for me since I'm a tight knitter to begin with. I also need to watch it at night -- especially after wine :-) I drop too many stitches! But I knew this thing would be slow and imperfect, so I remain not disheartened.

Aurora, I watched Little Women while I knit last night! One of YOUR faves, too, right? You MUST RENT the A&E Pride and Prejudice. Actually -- do you still have a VCR? If you PM me your address I'll send you my tapes to borrow. I have it on DVD, too
post #44 of 134
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Nausicaamom, so to do this in the round and steek you would do four panels of cables downt the front with a few rows of "throw away" stitches between the middle two?

And I found this blog of a KAL for the Cardigan for Arwen sweater that I thought some of us might like to look at for ideas. A few posts down, someone did a neat seed-stitch hem that I fancy better than the folded hem... And look at THIS adaptation.

(Yes, I do have committment issues.)

Eris and Arwen are similar, but Eris was around before Arwen was published. It is its own pattern, not an adaptation of Arwen. They are both fabulous and both on my "to knit" list. Now, if we could only arrange at least an additional 8 hrs. in each day I'd be set.
post #45 of 134
Is anyone else sizing down? I'm aiming for a newborn (or 0-6) size.
post #46 of 134
Once I get Michael's sized up, I'll be sizing down for the bean as well. This is of course with the caveat that I am re-writing the pattern, so it may not be as much use to others.
post #47 of 134
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Originally Posted by flapjack View Post
Megs, I'm doing it as written too. I'm just having a small panic because I can't find my copy of IWK anywhere It's either neatly tucked away in my magazine box or (gulp) under the bed- here's hoping the latter.
Honeytree, the Rogue and Eris cardigans actually predate Arwen- I love her cables though.
Poisonedapple, I like the apocalypse hoodie from ysolda but it's in adult sizes and you'd have to scale down. The smallst size fits my 8yo, though...
LOVE that hoodie!

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Originally Posted by Megs_BK View Post
Flapjack, I just lurked your blog a bit -- I love the Samus sweater you made for your mom!

After this project is done (or maybe if I need a break during) I really want to make something with Celtic cables for my Celt-obsessed father. A scarf is probably my best bet as it's the thing he *might* actually wear.

Anyway, I got through another cable-repeat-worth on the right front yesterday. Still two inches shy from the decreases, but that's OK. The cables are just realllly slow-going for me since I'm a tight knitter to begin with. I also need to watch it at night -- especially after wine :-) I drop too many stitches! But I knew this thing would be slow and imperfect, so I remain not disheartened.

Aurora, I watched Little Women while I knit last night! One of YOUR faves, too, right? You MUST RENT the A&E Pride and Prejudice. Actually -- do you still have a VCR? If you PM me your address I'll send you my tapes to borrow. I have it on DVD, too
You are doing great! Yep, love Little Woman. VCR? What's that? Just kidding! We have one still but it eats tapes so we never use it. I would HATE to eat your tapes. I will see if I can rent it today. Thanks for the offer!

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Originally Posted by mamadaisy View Post
Eris and Arwen are similar, but Eris was around before Arwen was published. It is its own pattern, not an adaptation of Arwen. They are both fabulous and both on my "to knit" list. Now, if we could only arrange at least an additional 8 hrs. in each day I'd be set.
I really want to knit Rouge for me sometime. It is always "sometime" isn't it?

Still waiting on my yarn.......................

Chrissy-Did you choose a colorway?
post #48 of 134
My IWK issue just arrived!

Helen-Did you ever find yours?
post #49 of 134
eek no, i need to order some yarn (and the iwk issue if i'm going to) today! will do it once littles are asleep.
post #50 of 134
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eek no, i need to order some yarn (and the iwk issue if i'm going to) today! will do it once littles are asleep.
Post back here once you choose a colorway! I love hearing about all the yummy yarn! I had a hard time choosing a color.
post #51 of 134
Funny, I was watching Little Women while I spun this morning. The kids were all asleep and it just seemed like the right kind of viewing material.
Aurora, yep, I found my IWK. It was under my daughter's cot : I've cast on for the back, but I haven't yet finished figuring out the maths of reduction- I think I'm going to wing it somewhat.
post #52 of 134
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Funny, I was watching Little Women while I spun this morning. The kids were all asleep and it just seemed like the right kind of viewing material.
Aurora, yep, I found my IWK. It was under my daughter's cot : I've cast on for the back, but I haven't yet finished figuring out the maths of reduction- I think I'm going to wing it somewhat.
Winging is good!
post #53 of 134
I just decided that I'm going to do the newborn one in some deep red fingering weight wool that I bought for fair isle work. I'm going to swatch it up on my 3mm addis tonight.
post #54 of 134
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I just decided that I'm going to do the newborn one in some deep red fingering weight wool that I bought for fair isle work. I'm going to swatch it up on my 3mm addis tonight.
Oooohhhh, that's going to be so beautiful!

OK, you guys, I'm becoming a legitimate knitter now I think. The proof? We went to a baseball game last night and Merry came with me. I was soooo glad to have something to do. I find baseball interminable, but I like the crowds and energy. I did learn, however, that picking out half of a cable repeat is a BIG ARSE WASTE OF TIME!
post #55 of 134
argh! i am so indecisive. i cannot for the life of me pick a color for this sweater. i was thinking lagoon, but now i think i am deciding between sunset heather and woods heather. hmmmm.

aurora, you're using moss heather? that is so pretty too!
post #56 of 134
or embers?!:
post #57 of 134
Chrissy-I had a really hard time choosing too. I was waffling between Moss, Sunset, and Woods. I finally decided on Moss.

All of the colors you are thinking about are beautiful!

Yay Megs!

Nausicaamom-sounds very pretty!
post #58 of 134
Just finished my swatches - I'll block and write my patterns tomorrow.
post #59 of 134
I'm knitting in red too, Jenn- fingering weight cotton. The gauge I'm getting, though, I don't think I'm going to have to scale down- I think just changing gauge and needles will be enough (I'm knitting on 2.75mm needles.)
post #60 of 134
I did my swatch on what I though were my 3mm needles but turned out to be my 2.5 so I am thinking of changing to 2.75 since cabling with addis drives me up a wall - I forgot how blunt the tips are.

Thanks for the tip about the gauge - I'll look over the pattern before I begin any complcated math.
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