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Archive for October, 2004

Swifty Swift

Posted by jackie blue on October 29th, 2004

Isn’t this the coolest?
Go buy one now.


Posted by jackie blue on October 29th, 2004

for the help on the kid’s sweater. Minnow Knits is a great suggestion and I’m going to look at them. Miss Bea’s has great stuff too but I think it’s more for the younger kids in the family since 4 is their top size and I’d like a little longer shelf life.

What I think we might do though is make Boo after all, but with Kureyon instead of Silk Garden, which is not only slightly cheaper (and less fragile) but also allows us to find a much cheaper solid wool for the ruffles instead of the insanely priced Cash Iroha. Then if the trim is wool it won’t be such a contrast from a silky body. And cheaper, and more rugged.

Now for my stuff. I think I have given up trying to pool that scarf with the hank of Anne I’ve been working with. It’s just dyed too unevenly. I will make another scarf with that Anne, and I might try pooling again with a second hank, if my swift and winder would just arrive today as I hope! I’m also really anxious to start working with my Brooks Farm mohair.

Cute kids pattern?

Posted by jackie blue on October 28th, 2004

So, thank you all for your wonderful comments and email about the hoodie! I’m loving it already, it’s the perfect Fall sweater for sitting in the dog run on chilly nights. It’s getting a lot of use this week.

Now, with that big one behind me, and Lisette still in progress, and the Rhinebeck stuff still in hanks till my new winder and swift arrive (tomorrow, I think!) - my attentions have turned to finding my mother a new project to do. She’s a great knitter but not such a great web surfer (ha, hi Mom) and she doesn’t have a good LYS so she can’t just go peruse yarn and patterns easily unless she visits me. So I spent most of my downtime on Tuesday at work looking for a great sweater she can knit for her oldest great granddaughter, who’s 4. The best sweater I found, which I love, is Boo from an older Knitty. But all that Noro!! Unless you’re pretty well off, that’s a lot of money to spend on a little child’s sweater. True, she has a younger sister so it could be cast off. But it’s at least $130 to make that one. Yikes.

So, does anyone know of any really happy fun colored patterns for little girls? I know Phildar is good for that but alas, my mother isn’t going to knit in French, and I don’t know that I feel like translating.


Posted by jackie blue on October 24th, 2004

Zee French Hoodie!
Here I am being silly and imitating the model in the magazine. But, I forgot she had the hood up, so here’s the gratuitous hood shot. (And no, I am not drunk in that shot. What do you expect from a self timer photo, anyway?)
And yes, I know there’s an end hanging from my sleeve. What, you think I waited till all the ends were woven in to post this?
I think this may become my favorite sweater.