Tuesday, January 19, 2010


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I am so excited about this project. I have learned so many different techniques. As a self taught knitter there were a number of things that I was doing in correctly, and some things that I never learned.

Making this sweater I leaneed:
1. The radical purl, or combination knitting.*
2.mattress stitch.
3. Blocking.
4. Striping
5. How to play with color.

*of note. When I learned how to knit I was knitting through the back loop. I was told it was "wrong." since knitting the "right" way I have never had an even stockinette stitch. Well, since learning combination knitting my stockinette stitch is so much better.

I can't wait to wear this for knitting night on Thursday night.

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Years in Review

New Years was a great weekend. I took advantage of the weekend to take on a major project. Organizing my yarn closet.

I love my yarn, I really do, but I have no idea how I acquired some of the crap that was in my stash.
Stella wanted to help with the project

This was the yarn all over the Dining room.

Here it is all organized in the closet.
See those pieces of paper? All of the bins are sorted by fiber/weight. I actually listed out each yarn that is in the bin. I feel very organized. I have a whole bunch of stuff listed on Ravelry for sale or trade. Check it out!!!

I had re-started the front of my raving stripes sweater. I finished the front.

and I have already cast on the back.