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Sep. 4th, 2007 @ 06:16 pm Blogging about knitting
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Funny thing about journaling your knitting, you occasionally have to put the knitting down...

At 22w I realized that I had not yet knit a single stitch for the baby, and as I want to cloth diaper with wool soakers, this presented a bit of a problem. I decided then and there to knit a garment a week (soakers will be much easier than say lacy sweaters) and I am so far only a week behind. And that I blame on the security audit we had a couple of weeks ago.

I have also determined that I *hate* finishing garments. I'll knit like a mad woman, but it can sit for years until my elf turns up to seam it. So, the first thing I knit, a lacy sweater, is still waiting to be seamed. And it will continue to do so for a while yet. I have a mountain of wool to knit my way through, and hundreds of patterns that don't call for seaming lace together.

Lacy sweater in apricot. From Paton's booklet #767- using Beehive Baby


Koigu soakers. That's right, I said Koigu. This pattern is from an ancient booklet I picked up at an auction. The lot of them dated between 1930 and 1950. I really enjoy knitting items out of this book.


Sheepypants longies, knit in Paton's Classic Merino, colourway Good Earth



Curly Purly's soaker, knit in leftover PCM, Good Earth



If I get another garment completed by tonight (Sally Melville's Baby Albert WIP as we speak), I'll be back on track for a garment a week. I hope to knit at least 2 soakers in each of the 4 different sizes, then I can move on to fun things like booties and caps and sweaters. And now Baby Albert is calling my name...
Who does she think she is?
don't kill
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From:n_decisive
Date:September 5th, 2007 08:05 am (UTC)
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Wow- those are beautiful! The soakers are going to be adorable on baby, and the little sweater is delicate and quite intricate.

Well done!
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From:neeroc
Date:September 5th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
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Thanks very much. I'm a real sucker for baby knitting. I have boxes of baby wool and patterns just waiting to be knit up. I actually had at least 2 copies of the booklet that jacket came from! I've got to start keeping a list. *g*
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From:cabotinette
Date:September 8th, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC)
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Oh my gosh these are so pretty! I like the different colors you used for the three last ones.

And the lacy sweater, wow, it is so lovely, and I love the color!

I am sorry I haven't been online lately, I wasn't online.

Judith :)
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From:neeroc
Date:September 10th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
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Thanks very much Jude, I'm glad to see you back, that you're all connected again.
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From:running5k2day
Date:September 9th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
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Can I just say that I honestly believe that you are truly gifted. What a lucky baby to have such a crafty mommy. Love the soakers & the tiny sweater is adorable!!!!!!!! Keep on sewing.
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From:neeroc
Date:September 10th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
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Thanks so much, I am having a great time doing this, and I'm sure I won't have a lot of time after she arrives.
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From:magickmama
Date:September 18th, 2007 03:54 am (UTC)
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these are soooo cute!! they makes me baby hungry!!
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