Archive for August, 2010

This weekend was packed full of family gatherings, which turned out to be excellent opportunities for wearing some of my creations. On Thursday evening, I wore my red dress, which all the comedians around here called my “Little Orphan Annie Dress.” Whenever I walked into the room, someone invariably hummed or sang “The Sun Will [...]

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Today is my son’s ninth birthday. I’m shocked at how fast time has gone by. It seems like only yesterday when I was cradling a chubby smiling baby boy in my arms and now he’s this gangly thing that alternates from devastatingly charming to heartbreakingly rebellious (NO, Mom, I will not read my library book, [...]

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I had a sneaking suspicion that I’d like this dress judging by over 50 positive comments on the pattern at PR and the fact that it was deemed one of the best patterns of 2008. The pattern totally merits all the hype. You put the dress on and you feel (a) Comfortable; (b) Carefree; and [...]

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    • February Lady Sweater 14 March 2014

      02/17/13 - It’s definitely on the small side. I would prefer more ease, but think I’ll get some wear out of this sweater. I also think it may have been a poor choice in project for me. While it was fun to knit, the FO reminds me a little too much of maternity wear. On to BIGGER and BETTER things :)

      02/12/13 - Unblocked, this fits my 8 yo daughter. Hopefully, it will fit me post-blocking. I don’t usually use this many pins when blocking a sweater, but I’m determined to boss my knitting around.

      If it fits me, when done, then that’s ok. If it fits my daughter when done, that’s ok too. If it fits neither of us, I’m going to be a sad little knitter.


      When I cast on for this, I was concerned about the super wash yarn growing a lot during the blocking process. Now that I’ve mostly knit the sweater, I’m concerned that it’s not going to grow enough. It’s rather small.

    • Gelsomina 6 March 2014
    • Shimmer in Blue 6 March 2014

      190 grams two skeins.

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