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Showing posts from October, 2008

28 Thirty: Done

Thanks so much for all the comments on the Weekender Bag! My mom just received it yesterday and is really happy with it (or so she says!). The weekender isn't the only FO in these parts... Over the past year or so, I’ve developed a bad habit of finishing a handknit, wearing it a bunch, but never managing time (or motivation) for a FO shoot. Even my ravelry project list is crowded with FOs that show only half finished project pictures. I’m going to blame it on the fact that my knitting picks up when it’s cold and dark out and I’m loathe to photograph a FO in bad lighting. I swear, I used to be able to button it all the way! Now that the temps are cooling off in New England, I’ve been pulling out my handknits, most notably one of my favorite knits from earlier in the year, 28 Thirty. I reach for this one not just because it’s cute and comfy, but because it (sort of) works with my belly. Who knew when I finished this project, the FO shoot would feature a pregnant me? Not me, tha

FO: Weekender Bag, Version 3.0

When I finished my first weekender bag , I claimed it would be the last. When my sister requested one a few months later, I couldn’t help but give in, but swore this one would definitely be my last. Even then, I knew I would eventually make one for my mom. While the three of us have slightly different taste, there is definitely a common current within all of our style aesthetics. I credit my dad for this, the most opinionated and eager fashion critic in the family. (Seriously!) Anyway, I think his unique guy perspective taught all three of us to take a second look at various garments and bags and realize that some of our initial castoffs are actually fashion jewels in disguise. This phenomenon worked both ways. A sour facial expression of his could also soil what we originally found to be the “must-have” essential of the shopping trip. Now that I’m pushing 30, I don’t often bring my dad in tow when I go shopping, but I still find myself relying on his perspective, which invariably infl

FO: Flore and Bounce

With the cooler temps settling in and my due date quickly approaching, my knitting pace has picked up. Amongst my recent pile of FOs , I finished a few hats in that past couple weeks. First, Flore... The details: [ Ravelry Link ] Pattern: Flore by Tina Whitmore Yarn: Takhi Cotton Classic in deep pink, grass, pink, olive, and blue- greyNeedles : Size 5 Addi Circs . I only have one set, so I had rotate needles a bit. Size: Infant, although I think it looks a bit big. We'll see when my baby gets here. I'd rather it be too big than too small. Time to Knit: One week I think it turned out super cute, but I don't know if I could knit another one. The construction of the hat itself is facscinating : you alternate between two sets of needles as you knit each color, then bind the two pieces together with a modified 3-needle bind off. It's the finishing that killed me. You have to tack down each petal and wind in a bazillion ends. I just veged out and watched