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Done: Hourglass Sweater

Thanks for the comments on the Birdie Mittens! I finally added Haloscan to my blog, so replying to comments will be SO much easier now. I feel like this blog is quickly becoming a collection of FO reports, but I still have a pile to get through, so let's keep it moving...

Hourglass



can you find all the pets in this picture?

Pattern: Hourglass Sweater, Last Minute Knitted Gifts


I don't know what I love more, the sweater or the wall


Yarn: Noro Cash Iroha from Webs (I have no idea how many skeins). Knitting with Cash Iroha was a bit "eh" for me. Sure it's soft, but the silk content eliminates all flex and the weight ranges from fingering to chunky in places. Wearing Cash Iroha? Totally different story. I still haven't blocked this sweater because I can't bear to think of it wet and unwearable for a few days. While it feels like a sweatshirt, it's almost work appropriate and I slipped it into my daytime wardrobe for a bit. It's rustic look makes it more of…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I guess I'm a few days behind, but oh well. I've seen all of blogland laying out their resolutions for the coming year, which got me to thinking about mine. After throwing some ideas around, I'm not making any. I have trouble mustering up momentum on demand, I'm much better with fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants ambition. So, if on March 1 I decide I will start blogging more or finally stick to that diet, I'm going to go for it.

Because New Years isn't just about looking ahead, but also contemplating the previous year I dug up my crafty resolutions from last year. Let's see if I actually stuck to any of them...

1. Get comfy with making my own mods for a better fit.
I think I made some progress with this one, but only minimally. I started adding some extra length and increases/decreases, but nothing as ambitious as adding short rows, etc. So, still room for improvement.

2. Only make projects that I know I will wear.
Of all my resolutions, this one I s…