Monthly Archives: November 2010

Sunday is for Treasuries: Counting the Days


‘Counting the Days’ by yarnmiracle

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Stuffed

itty bitty turkey

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ellie and I have fevers and stuffy noses. So it’s Turk’y Burgers and no travel for us. And mashed potatoes if I feel like it (baked potatoes if I don’t).

Have a great Thanksgiving if you celebrate and a happy Thursday if you don’t!

Lazy Knitting: One Sweater, Two Years

Back in September, I dug out Ellie’s little cardigan from last year. It fit everywhere but the sleeves and hem. So I fixed them.

on the pier

Chunky cuffs on the pier in October. Dish Rag Tag causes delayed posts.

I cut off the bottom band one row beneath where the body of the sweater started. Then I picked up all the live stitches along the body with a circular needle, unraveling the remaining band row as I went.

picking up

I picked up right across the side seams.

Now here’s the kind of hacky part. I couldn’t find my leftover yarn for that sweater. Anywhere. Happily, my own Doppelganger Cardigan was made in the same yarn and shade – but with worsted not sport. Not a problem. On the first row of the new band, I just decreased every three stitches to keep it all nice and even. Two inches of garter stitch made a new, longer band. Then I bound off and closed up any holes in the side seams.

I lengthened the cuffs the same way – except with double pointed needles instead of a circular.

dpns

I like to read while knitting.

The tricky bit with the cuffs is that a standard bind off is not at all stretchy. Not a problem for the band of a cardigan, but a biggish problem if you’d like to pull a cuff over a growing child’s hand. I needed the thing finished for that October beach trip, so I just used the standard bind off. But I am going back to try this stretchier finish instead.

And that is how Lazy Emily gets two years out of one project. There’s a lot of work in a sweater, you know.

now it fits

The cuff can be unrolled for more length!

Sunday is for Treasuries: Peppermint

We only get biscuits and hash rounds at Chic-fil-a these days, but Christmas means they’ve got those peppermint milkshakes on the menu. Ellie calls them “pink treat.” mmmm I love peppermint.

‘Candy Cane’ by yarnmiracle

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