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June 21, 2010

From Susan — Finally!

Filed under: Alexandria — lv2knit @ 11:03 pm

Do Ya Feel Lucky?

I finally got to where I was before my little rant!  Yay!  The right side will never be the same.  I am such a maroon — when I “fixed” it the other day, I offset the seam stitch by one!  So my count was off and I could not figure it out for the longest time.  Once I found the problem, I dropped the two involved sts down and re-laddered them and they really do look awful, but I am hoping that blocking helps.  Some projects just do not seem “lucky.” 

I love the sweater and I love the yarn!!  I am done with my stealth project, so I can devote time to getting this finished and then I am off to the next!  I am thinking of making the Greta Swagger Jacket from Swing Swagger Drape

I made my Boxes Vest from this book — it would feel like I got my money’s worth if I made two projects from the same book.  Woo Hoo!

Boxes Vest


  1. The white sweater looks terrific.

    If the thin model looks fatter in a garment, then I always think that it will look even worse on me, so I analyze what’s wrong with the design. In the case of the red sweater, maybe it’s the combination of the boxy body with the skinny sleeves. Just a thought.

    Comment by Katie K — June 22, 2010 @ 8:26 am

  2. your white sweater is going to be gorgeous. I have got to check your older entries – I don’t remember which sweater it was, but thanks for sharing how you fixed it. It looks great!

    Comment by Christina Bieloh — June 22, 2010 @ 8:39 am

  3. Maroons knit sweeters? I think I qualify as one, too. (A Maroon, not a sweeter.)

    Comment by Kay - From the Back Yard — June 22, 2010 @ 8:58 am

  4. At least the problem is all at the side “seam” – it most likely won’t be too noticeable or will just look like a seam.

    LOVE the red sweater.

    Comment by Cheryl S. — June 22, 2010 @ 10:26 am

  5. I took a class with Jane in Virginia last year. Since she was on her way to Stitches after that, she’d brought a trunk show with her. The Harlequin Jacket looked stunning on every single woman in the class. Talk about universal design! Jane hit it out of the ballpark with that jacket. Almost all of the designs were the same.

    Have fun knitting yours! The vest is gorgeous.

    Comment by rudee — June 22, 2010 @ 10:37 am

  6. I think you are being a little over critical on your Alexandria. It looks fantastic!!

    Comment by Ruth — June 22, 2010 @ 3:22 pm

  7. I’m sure any uneveness noticeable to your eyes (not to ours) will block out. It is looking swell and now it will fly given your undivided attention.

    Comment by twinsetellen — June 22, 2010 @ 9:58 pm

  8. I like maroon(s). I are one.

    Comment by 2muchfun — June 23, 2010 @ 6:12 pm

  9. I read somewhere a supposition by a knitter that the reason Middle Ages knitted stockings etc., looked so evenly stitched was the mere passage of time, the element that allowed every knitted item – eventually! – to block out evenly. I have always thought it useful to hold that thought!

    Comment by Chloe — June 23, 2010 @ 10:09 pm

  10. Love your website; recently have been to Asheville and had a fun time; lots of creative people and great shopping. Question about the Hemlock Ring Throw if you can answer for a fairly novice knitter. I’ve done the initial part to the Feather and Fan chart. Because I’m new to following charts, I just needed clarification of what to do AFTER row one….is row 2,3, 4, 5 really straight knitting (since there are no symbols in the grids of those lines) or do I repeat row one for 2-5 until the next pattern change? Do I only shift over the marker for the 1st row, or that done with each row? This seems like such a basic question. Am traveling with this knitting and wish that I’d discovered my ignorance before now as I’d hoped for it to be my “in flight” project on my way from San Francisco to Nashville tomorrow……Thanks for any help you can be for me! Vicki

    Comment by Vicki Scala — July 26, 2010 @ 12:01 am

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