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Monday, January 09, 2006

where is that man in the brown shorts?

luckily for kimberly, the ups man hasn't delivered the black water abbey autumn yarn for the celtic poncho today.

so i finished the even more finicky borders on the vents. the fiddly stranded inserts get sewn into the vents on the sleeves and back.

first i divided one side of the vent onto 4 parts with pins. then picked up 57 sts. pick up one stitch in the center (with the coil-less pin) then back down the other side picking up another 57 sts.

the border is a sweet little reverse stockinette thing, wouldn't be bad once, but you have to do all this 3 times...

here is the insert. none of the pieces have been blocked yet, but i remeasured the back at the armhole, and it's exactly the width i want. perfect, now i can steam block it and not wet block it.

my little madaket, isn't she adorable? i love her more than words can ever say :-)


Blogger Terri said...

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6:49 PM  
Blogger melanie said...

Ah, Miss Moo, your knitting is so very perfect! All those lovely tiny stitches stacked up in perfect rows. You rock.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Janine said...

Wow! That sweater is going to be great! and a kiss to the sweetie as well.

10:29 PM  
Blogger e's knitting and spinning blog said...

You just want to snuggle with her;-) I love this patttern. Yours is looking beautiful as always!

6:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my, that sweater is going to be lovely with those inserts. Can't wait to see it all assembled.

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

Gorgeous. And, btw, I totally *heart* the celtic poncho and I, like you, am so completely *not* a poncho person. But I drool every time I see it.

1:02 PM  

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