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February Lady Sweater

Latest project: the February Lady Sweater. It was a humbling experience. I thought I understood how to do yarn overs. I got cocky and it was initially quite the mess. Thanks to the good people on Ravelry and one particularly kind poster who described in excruciating detail what I needed to do, it got better.  I also learned that I needed stitch markers. It took every marker I had, but it helped enormously. After that, it was surprisingly easy to do this sweater.

February Lady Sweater 2

It’s done top down. You put the sleeve stitches on a holder and then pick up when you’re ready to deal with them. I decided to make the sleeves full length instead of 3/4. I don’t plan on actually buttoning this when I wear it, but rather will treat it like a cardigan.

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My first “lace” knitting

Yellow Dog Trellis Lace Scarf
Lace Scarf, a photo by mlzafron on Flickr.

It seems a cheat to call this “lace” knitting, but I gather it qualifies. The pattern is Yellow Dog’s Trellis Lace Scarf, and it came out very nicely I think.

Unfortunately, I think it was too easy a pattern for me, because I got bored very quickly and then the scarf hate set in. Still it’s pretty and I’m going to have a little karma cleansing ceremony or whatever and it’ll be a Christmas present for someone.