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Prairie Tunic: Finished!

Prairie Tunic is finished, just in time for the, um, cold weather. I'm just glad it's no longer languishing at the bottom of my knit bag. It's freeing to finish a knit. Here are some pics of the thing: Now for the stats: Pattern - Prairie Tunic by Veronik Avery Source - Interweave Knits Spring 2006 Yarn - Jaeger Sienna 4-ply (prescribed yarn) in lilac Amount of Yarn - 4.5 balls. Pattern called for 5.5 balls (I made a blend of sizes. See below) Started - May 28, 2006 (wow, that's just sad it took me so long to finish) Finished - August 27, 2006 Modifications - My tunic is a blend of two sizes to match my body. I started with the 39.5 inch size for the bottom, but decreased 10 extra times so the top would be 36.5 inches. I wish I had made the entire piece 36.5 as the bottom is too big. I kind of knew (famous last words), but kept going just because. I have a plan, though. The pattern instructs you to leave the bottom six inches on either side unseamed, but seaming is

Vesper (Almost) Knee Socks!

Yay! A finished object. I can't even remember how long ago I started these socks it's been so long. I had to refer back to blog archives just to get an estimate. I don't know why I thought I would have enough yarn to get all the way to my knee. I think logically, I knew, but some glimmer of hope (aka denial) kept pushing me along. With the help of Veronique's advice to count stipes and my trusty office postal scale, I was able to determine when to stop on sock one and cast on for sock two. Even with this assistance, I was still worried as I neared the end. I actually had to splice yarn scraps from my cast on tail to have enough yarn for binding off! There were some ugly moments. I made it, though! Pattern: A mix of Wendy's Toe Up Socks, Diana's Knee Highs, and trial and error. Yarn: Vesper Sock Yarn in Midnight Knitter Yardage: 440 yards - ALL of it Started: about May 13th Completed: August 11 Notes: I'm 90% pleased with these socks. Next time I