confession time

I went to the Purlescence sale yesterday. I was trying to stay away, but I was holding out hope that All Seasons Cotton would be on sale, so I could get some to make Manon. It wasn't, but I found some Maizy  and Puffin that I liked, for socks and a baby blanket, respectively. Then I broke down and go the All Seasons Cotton too. I am accumulating sweater quantities of yarn. I need to get on the ball and start knitting sweaters faster.


I am not sure who will get the Puffin blanket. My friend who is currently pregnant is more of a natural fibers person. I might make her a Moderne Log Cabin blanket, like the one I made for Stefan, from Pakucho. Someone else will get pregnant for me to make them a blanket, I'm sure.

I also wore my Tomato yesterday. I was going to wear it on Friday for HK, but Friday is preschool day with Stefan and I didn't really want paint and/or play dough or any of the other things the preschoolers were like to smear on it.

So while I was at Purlescecne, I picked Sandi and Nathania's brains about fit adjustments. Sandi measured my shoulders and helped me measure bust in the front versus the back, so I know how much more fabric I need. I noticed in wearing the Tomato that the shoulders are slightly too big and that the side "seam" where the shaping is gets pulled forwards and the sweater bags slightly in the back. I have a lot of adjusting to do! I think that Cookie was right recently when she pointed out that since I change patterns so much, maybe I should just start from scratch. I am going to get some knitwear design books out of the library and do that sometime soon, I think. I hope. You know, in my copious free time!

I seem to have a touch of startitis, so here's a shot of the Montego Bay Scarf that I started in BMFA Bambu. It's soft and lovely and I have no idea what I'm going to do with it.

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8 thoughts on “confession time

  1. annieB May 27, 2008 / 5:54 pm

    I wish there was a "touch" button on the computer, I am sure your scarf is very soft. i am knitting bamboo too and I keep "petting" the skein ;-)Good luck with adjustments! I hate that part of knitting.

  2. abigailvr May 28, 2008 / 1:49 pm

    It is very soft! Bamboo is amazing.I'm discovering that the adjustments are really the key part of knitting. Clothes look so much better on me when they fit well and most off the rack clothes, just don't. Do they fit anyone, really? 🙂

  3. annieB May 28, 2008 / 3:00 pm

    Oh I totally agree, I can't find a skirt that fits me (small waist and giant hips!!!). But I am too lazy to "adjust" patterns, I like it when someone else does it for me 🙂

  4. abigailvr May 28, 2008 / 5:19 pm

    Maybe that could be my way to turn knitting into a way to make money, rent myself out as a pattern adjuster. 😉

  5. annieB May 28, 2008 / 5:24 pm

    that might work…when are you moving to NH? 😉

  6. abigailvr May 28, 2008 / 5:26 pm

    Ha! There are many places I might move for various reasons, unfortunately, NH isn't one of them. One of my best friends lives in Maine, though, and had a baby last year so I need to get out that way at some point.

  7. annieB May 28, 2008 / 5:51 pm

    well, I live in Portsmouth NH, really close to Maine (I actually work in southern Maine). LMK when you are/if you are ever in the neighborhood (no I won't have you adjust patterns!).

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