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tashabear
tashabear
baby gansey update #2
Much progress was made today. I finished the garter welt and moved onto the "plain section". I'd add an initial, but I don't know what the baby's name will be. I suppose I could add B for the baby's last name, but that seems so lame, so I'll leave it blank. I'm supposed to knit stockinette with the seam detail until the piece measures 3.5" from the cast on edge, and I'm up to 3" now. My gauge is a bit off, but whatever; this will still fit a baby, and I may be able to block it into shape or something. When I get the plain area done I can start the pattern and get into that rhythm.

For now though, I finish looking at the new Knitty patterns and then I go sleep-sleep. Very tired bear.

i feel: tired tired

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emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: April 2nd, 2004 12:01 am (UTC) (base camp)
So many shirts for skinny girls with no boobs. No shirts for me.

Baby jumper is SO! CUTE! but no baby girls in the offing in my vicinity.

Apron made me say MY EYES MY EYES. Ah, well.

I tried to do the initial thing on my little sampler gansey and it didn't look like an initial at all, just this random seed stitch blob thingy. So I dropped stitches down and hooked it all back up in stockinette after the fact.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 2nd, 2004 08:11 am (UTC) (base camp)
The only one that would really work (and luckily I like it) is that T3, I think it's called; the one where to knit at your own gauge. Everything else would require sizing up at least 5 inches.

I didn't even let the apron picture finish loading. I thought it was the stupidest project I'd ever seen, and I think Jordana Paige is over-rated. There, I said it, and I'm not sorry. Plus, acrylic fun fur at the bottom? Where it could brush the oven door? What kind of practical apron is that?

I'm lucky -- I DO have a baby girl to knit that jumper for! No time to do it at the moment, but she's not going anywhere!

As for the initial, I think it would look better in this allegedly sportweight yarn than in the worsted I used for the sampler. I say "allegedly" because it's like a micron thicker than what I would use for socks, IMO, and I don't like thick socks.

Or maybe I'm just being cranky b/c I didn't get any sleep. I have a terrible time regulating my body temperature, and I could not get comfortable enough to really drop off and stop the scary dreams (Meredith Baxter Birney should not have a poodle perm and be doing gymnastics tumbling runs in my dreams, thank you).
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: April 2nd, 2004 08:56 am (UTC) (base camp)
(Meredith Baxter Birney should not have a poodle perm and be doing gymnastics tumbling runs in my dreams, thank you).

Oh, MY! I should think not.

T3 might be OK if I were to make it about 6 inches longer. I am not ready to show the world my pregnancy stretch marks and gall-bladder-removal scars, KTHX.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 2nd, 2004 03:40 pm (UTC) (base camp)
T3 might be OK if I were to make it about 6 inches longer. I am not ready to show the world my pregnancy stretch marks and gall-bladder-removal scars, KTHX.

Yeah; I like to use my back surgery scar for shock value; walkinmg around with it hanging out would steal the thunder. It'd be asy enough to lengthen, though; I don't think there's any waist shaping.
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