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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

hard to believe

that this

will become this.

ah, the power of blocking.

the last bits of kimberly you saw were sent to the pond. got to the armhole of the back, measured, yikes wwwaaaayyyyy to big. not a good thing to try and figure out the maths at 2:30 in the morning. still can't figure it out, since the gauge is spot on.

so frogged, and reknit the small size instead of the large size. it still will be a tiny bit too big. one thing i learned from the red koigu raglan is, if there is no ribbing at the hem, make the sweater more fitted in the hips. otherwise you will look like the liberty bell. not very attractive.

kimberly is really the zen of knitting, nifty little pique edge at the bottom, then miles and miles of stockinette with tiny needles and lovely vibrant hebredian 2 ply. if only i were going to be buried instead of creamated, i would be surrounded by koigu and hebredian 2-ply.

if i ever get to meet priscilla gibson-roberts, i would kiss her feet. the woman's uncrossed eastern (or anne modesitt's combination) knitting has totally changed my knitting for the better. my purl rows used to be the bane of my existence. now my stockinette is sweet perfection. thank you priscilla :-)


Blogger melanie said...

I'm trying to see how those pieces fit together. Interesting. Is the sleeve detail knit in or knit separately? Gorgeous colour. Your purl rows always looked like perfection to me.

10:55 AM  
Blogger LadyV said...

Ditto what Melanie said :-)

I will have to look into this knitting technique.

4:20 PM  

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