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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Knitting is Finished!

Last night I finished the knitting for my Woodstove Season cardigan!  The ends of the sweater are woven in, the pockets are made, and the whole thing is going to go for a swim today.  I'm washing it to get the yarn to relax, fluff up, and settle into the stitches.  Once it's dry I'll tackle the Button Issue.  My goal was to finish this sweater by the end of the month (this is my first sweater for my Knit Something 2013 project), but since the knitting is done and the buttons will held up by waiting for it to dry, I will count it as finished.  I might go ahead and sew the pockets on before washing it just to make it that much closer to being completed.  It's a heavier weight sweater than what I usually make, but since it's a cardigan I'm sure I'll get plenty of wear out of it.  (Once again, today would be the perfect day to wear it.  I'm fairly certain that upon completion of this sweater, Summer will arrive.)

Thanks for all the positive comments about yesterday's blog post!  I never know what to expect when I go "off road" and really, I set up this blog as a knitting/spinning kind of place.  There's always been a bit of furry goodness thrown in, and recently the occasional crochet project along with a certain bit of random crazy, but I wasn't sure how you guys felt about the sewing.  Since this isn't a sewing blog, I didn't know if A- anyone cared, or B - what level of sewing proficiency you guys were at.  While I was writing the blog for yesterday, in the back of my head was a little voice saying, "This is a dead easy project, why are you giving this many details?  Just tell them to cut, sew, turn, press, sew and be done with it."  I decided to just walk through it step by step anyway, after all, I'd taken a bunch of pictures already.  So, after yesterday's response, I might put some sewing on the blog periodically if you guys are interested.

While we're discussing it, is there anything in particular you'd like to see here?  I used to work at and then later managed a quilt store when I graduated from college and I've done garment sewing off and on since I was little.  The blog will stay mainly knitting, but if there's anything specific you're interested, I could work sewing into the blog occasionally too!

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Anonymous Beth in Maryland said...

I got a lot out of the information you provided about how to use your sewing machine properly, and especially regarding the needles. I have a circa 1975 Singer that I recently had rehabbed but am a bit afraid to try to use it again after many, many years of being absent from the sewing world! Anything you can think of to blog on this general topic would be of interest to me. And I love anything about quilting. Thanks!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any sort of handwork is always a pleasure to read about: knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, needlework if you're so inclined. Jane Brocket in the UK also covers all sorts of things, including baking, but in a less inclusive and informative way. Whatever you wish to cover is always a pleasure to read. Madeline

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