Archive for the 'a sweater for DH' 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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Bye 2009

2009 I think 2009 was the year of knitting for others for me. I finished a couple of old projects for myself, but almost nothing I started fresh in 2009. January:I finally finished Celtic Dreams February:I went to Madrona with E (Poking My Eyes Out) and finished the sample mitten from class. March:I love stripey […]

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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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done… but not really

I finished Fugl. It fits the husbeast mostly fine… except I neglected to work short rows at the back neck, so the front of the collar goes up too high for his taste. I’ll be unseaming the facing, ripping it and the collar back and then work a couple of sets of short rows to […]

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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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FO: Cobblestone

It seems like eons since I finished an adult human sized sweater. it’s done! DH tried it on and said, “it’s like a fisherman’s sweater! One I can get covered in fish guts and that’s okay!” Er, not quite. But okay, honey. I love fishing just as much as you do. he likes it, he […]

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