Archive for the 'fugl' Category

Keeping Warm

fugl! Last night N came home to a cool house after a cold commute. He wandered off to the bedroom while I prepared dinner. I was surprised when he came back out to the kitchen wearing Fugl, whose sleeves I just shortened earlier this week. A few hours later he was playing Call of Duty: […]

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Surgical Maneuvers

Last December, I finished knitting my husband Fugl, a Lopi design. Problem was that the sleeves were too long. Since last winter here in Seattle was very mild, I didn’t bother fixing it. I just stored it away in the closet with the rest of his wool sweaters planning to get to it when I […]

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Fugl is Done, Dudes

fugl yoke I ripped back the collar on Fugl and reknit it, working two sets of short rows at the back of the neck to bring the back up and make the front shorter. It worked out well and the collar fits N the way he likes. The sweater still needs a wash and N […]

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sanity, preserved

sanity check excuse my duvet cover and flash light! When knitting large sweaters in the round from the bottom-up, I like to do a sanity check before I get too far. I slipped Fugl onto some scrap yarn and compared it to Cobblestone, which fits the way N likes. Success! Now to put it back […]

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hemming and hawing

hem facing The Lopi pattern Fugl [ravelry] specifies seed stitch hem, cuffs, and collar. N requested ribbed cuffs… and specifically requested a hem that is NOT ribbed or rolled. I have my own issues with combining rib and seed stitch, so I made the decision to do a folded hem with contrast facing — how […]

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Sleeves are Boring

Sleeves are boring. Really, really boring. Especially big and tall stockinette sleeves for a big and tall guy. boring boring sleeves crappy photos brought to you by laziness and grey skies 22″ of sleeve later (times two), we have two sleeves waiting for the point when they will be joined with the body to form […]

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Not Fug, Fugl

About a year ago, N picked a sweater from Lopi 25 that he liked. He specified that he wanted it as a pullover instead of a cardigan. He picked out the colors of Lopi he wanted. I ordered the yarn and then… we moved. It went into storage. Nine months later, we’ve moved into a […]

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Almost Done and Almost Started

The past few weeks I have been feeling a great deal of computer-related burnout coupled with some guilt about the partially-completed crafty projects languishing in baskets and drawers. Given that I’m a programmer and well, paid to spend my days “making computers do stuff” — my daily routine at work couldn’t change much. But my […]

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