Was planning another striped dress and this happened instead. Love how the neckline turned out.
And I am now officially a year behind in grading patterns. Kellyn was originally knit last summer. Not sure how I feel about that ;)
Yarn: Cosymakes Rainbow Chard Light or Snapdragon Sport, 220(250, 320, 360, 400) yds [201.2(228.6, 292.6, 329.2, 365.8) m] and 130(135, 140, 150, 160) yds [119(123.4, 128, 137.2, 146.3) m] of a contrasting color
Needles: size 4, 5, and 7 US [3.5, 3.75, and 4.5 mm] 16 in. [40.6 cm] or longer circular or straight needles, or whatever size needles you need to get gauge
Gauge: 6 sts and 8 rows per inch [2.5 cm] on size 5 [3.75 mm] needle
Sizes: 3 mo. (6, 12, 18, 24) or chest size 16(17, 18, 19, 20) in. [40.6(43.2, 45.7, 48.3, 50.8)] cm
Length: 12.5(13, 14, 16, 17.5) in. [31.75(33, 35.6, 40.6, 44.5) cm] long
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On Ravelry here.
and i’ve started a 12 mo. size dress for another little one.
today i am actually getting time to work! on my list:
1) figuring out kellyn – done being tested. need to fix the buttonband a bit. ready to publish?
2) getting this hat to test knitters – publishing one of the other two hats in the series that are ready to go? or save them until fall?
3) maybe getting mary louise re-test knit.
a small rant. seriously. i got this shawl out of one skein. but it has been nothing but trouble since then. i had 3 test knitters, all very good knitters. and all reliable test knitters. one dropped out, or at least i haven’t heard from her in a loooong while. the two others both had problems, but those ended up not being a problem. but how do you fix a problem that’s not a problem? so the process drug on until they figured out it wasn’t a problem. one even sent me the shawl to take a look at. and they finally got the shawl done, but one was using a different yarn (insert kicking self here) and the other was using my yarn but ended up with a way larger shawl and needed a second skein. as i said, she is reliable… so she did a gauge swatch and everything. so before i publish or do anything i now need to find one or two more test knitters, send them yarn, and see if they can get gauge and the correct sized shawl out of one skein. and yes, i am refusing to knit another one of these. and i’m sure all of my test knitters hate this pattern too.
If you haven’t checked out this awesome Pittsburgh community-wide yarn bombing – please do! I believe it will be perhaps the largest yarn bombing… ever? Click here to check it out.
It has been a pretty awesome community fiber arts project to be involved with. So even though I didn’t knit any panels, I did do some designing and dyeing for them. The designs and the yarn are now available in this indiegogo campaign. Also, cool t-shirts and other fun stuff.
p.s. here’s a summer newsletter!
Well, I totally failed to do my two blog entries last week, but I did teach 3 new people to spin in a spindle class and re-skeined a whole bunch of the knit the bridge yarn. good excuses? Today I thought I’d tell you about a class that has been added to the schedule. On facebook here.
(baby) Sweater Design Workshop
April 27th, 1-3 – $40 for two session, second session to be worked out with attendants
In this class you will begin to understand measure and fit on the simple form of a baby/toddler/child. In the first class, we will discuss your vision for your sweater, math to make it fit, and all the knitty gritty. This part will include lots of handouts and talking about sweater construction (top down, pieces, bottom up etc.). You will probably even cast on. In the second class, you will have knit a bit and you can come back at me with your questions.
geesh. i need to get better organized! my time has been gobbled up by some designing i’ve been doing with the knit the bridge yarns for their indiegogo campaign… on a time line. that is why it seemed like i was in this space, then not in this space, and now i hope to maintain a goal of at least 2 posts a week. we’ll see if that works.
i knit this last summer! in the car on the way across the country.
and then in the fall i took some not so good pictures of it. twice. and now finally i have a couple of decent ones.
of course i’ll have to take more when i get around to writing up the pattern…
one skein of snapdragon light fingering. raveled here.
hope all is well with you!