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post #81 of 134
I just returned from my LYS with the needles! I hope to cast on tonight!
post #82 of 134
Ok, so I found a gift certificate I had to a local Waldorfy toy/craft store and ended up buying some new yarn (sock weight, in 'Desert Grass'), and my needles came too!
So, I've been working (slooowly ) on a swatch. Hopefully it's a little bit bigger gauge wise, but it should still fit him fine if it's not.
post #83 of 134
my yarn and needles came yesterday. just finishing up a project (log cabin bath mat) and then i'll get started. long car trip this weekend should help.
post #84 of 134
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Originally Posted by AutumnMama View Post
Ok, so I found a gift certificate I had to a local Waldorfy toy/craft store and ended up buying some new yarn (sock weight, in 'Desert Grass'), and my needles came too!
So, I've been working (slooowly ) on a swatch. Hopefully it's a little bit bigger gauge wise, but it should still fit him fine if it's not.
Great news!


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Originally Posted by chrissy View Post
my yarn and needles came yesterday. just finishing up a project (log cabin bath mat) and then i'll get started. long car trip this weekend should help.
I am glad it came! I hope you get lots of knitting time in on your trip.

I cast on and knit a couple of rows last night.
post #85 of 134
I'm still waiting on my yarn (and I'd be grumpy about it if it weren't coming from a lovely little organic farm whose primary business is providing food and forwarding the earth-loving agenda!), but I picked up my copy of IWK today from the library. What a great issue! Are most of the issues that good? There's another sweater I want to knit, plus some really folksy-cool Christmas stockings, and two good articles! I'm thinking its worth the splurge at this rate!
post #86 of 134
I am seriously wanting a IWK subscription. as I have bought the last thrr of the newsstand. I devour them.

There is a pattern in the last winter one that I sooo plan on knitting for dd this fall. A gorgeous sweater called "Maid Marian" I think.

OK, back on topic now...

um, I haven't knit this at all, just living vicariously through you all since I have a bunch of LTK vests in queue first...
post #87 of 134
Uck. Too tired to knit I haven't even got beyond the folded hem on the back
post #88 of 134
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Uck. Too tired to knit I haven't even got beyond the folded hem on the back
I hear you - I haven't touched mine in a few days either and the heat is coming back too.
post #89 of 134
Heat? What's that?
Actually, that's unfair. We have horrible, muggy, humid rain and I'm sick of it. I want some good honest snow, but thanks to people who think the environment is disposable, I don't think that's an option
post #90 of 134
So I have needles, yarn (and the gauge is right!) and the magazine came. I'm ready to cast on! As soon as I figure out how many stitches. (I'm sizing up to 3-4T)
post #91 of 134
Thread Starter 
For those of us knitting according to Anny Purls' directions, I just looked at the pattern on her blog and it has been updated slightly to correct some errors. Nothing big -- just fixing how she wrote the decreases. At least the stitches on the front that I thought was done are still live and I can pick up and *actually* finish that piece!
post #92 of 134
Who was going to be doing this in size 5? I wondered if they had begun with it, and had it written down to share the adjustments. :
post #93 of 134
I haven't done any work on it yet With Harry Potter coming out this weekend, it will probably be sometime next week before I can play with numbers.
post #94 of 134
My yarn arrived today! I love it. Soft and strong, earthy and raw.

I get 4 1/2 stitches/inch instead of the 6 1/2 that the pattern calls for, so I'm guessing, mathematically speaking, that if I use the same numbers of stitches called for my sweater will be roughly 1/3 bigger. So my sizing up to 4T will be easy, but it will also be 1/3 thicker, making it a bit less wearable here in Florida. However I'm committed to this yarn (and to not using tiny needles!), so it will just double as the winter coat for the next 2 years!

After I swatched, I cast on for the back, knit 6 rows of seed stitch instead of the 4+4 stockinette stitch hem, and got a few more rows of stockinette stitch started.
post #95 of 134
Just bumping this up to see how everyone's doing. I've got almost 4" done and I'm hoping to get a start on the 5T one by the end of the week if I don't get sidetracked again.
post #96 of 134
Thread Starter 
Hear, hear, Jenn -- I want to hear reports, too!

I'm still working the left front -- just a little bit past the 8th decrease, so pretty close to done on that. Then I have to go back and add the extra six rows w/ decreases that Anny just added to the pattern notes. Then I'll be ready for some mindless stockinette with the sleeves!

My sister recommended I cast both sleeves on the same needle and work them at the same time, so that's my plan for that.
post #97 of 134
:

Don't ask, 'kay? I'm embarrassed.
post #98 of 134
nak-

I have about 4 inches done on the back. But I am going to have to frog it. : I did my guage swatch on bamboo dpn's and when I went to get my addi's they only had the turbo in the 4's. I have been knitting on those and my guage is off. :
post #99 of 134

Beginner questions

So, ummmm... I'm feeling very proud of myself having finished the back, but also a little bewildered. So I have all of these live stitches to save for later, that's cool, but what about the ball of yarn? Do I just cut it off leaving a long tail? But then what would I do with the tail later? Do I leave the ball attached for later? 'Cause then when I go to work on the hood I'll have a couple of balls attached. Bail me out, I'm new at this.
post #100 of 134
I'm right there with ya, Helen! But I may jump ship. I'm not liking how this is turning out with the yarn I bought, and rather than get more, I may just take the *spirit* of CfM and make something that will work for me.
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