Archive for the 'celtic dreams' Category

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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FO: Two Year Sweater

Or, the Technical-and-Fun but Unflattering-on-me Sweater celtic dreams A couple of years ago, I fell in love with Celtic Dreams, a top-down, saddle shoulder aran designed by Beth Brown-Reinsel. My mom bought me the pattern pamphlet for Christmas and shortly thereafter I started the sweater with some discontinued Rowan Rowanspun Aran in Autumn — a […]

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Tease

what’s this? [flickr] What is this? Two years later, I finished Celtic Dreams. It has mistakes, it is not flattering to wear, but I love it anyway. Photos after it dries (and hopefully does not grow at all).

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Slow Progress

I mentioned that I worked on two projects during the Olympics a while back. The second project was Celtic Dreams. I finished the first sleeve on the sweater while watching Usain Bolt kick butt on the track. celtic dreams, so close [flickr] I love knitting this sweater. There are a few mistake cable crosses here […]

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Sleeve Remedy

Despite the fact that I have a gorgeous Celtic Dreams sweater missing one and a half sleeves, I somehow managed to knit not one but TWO sleeves for a brand new sweater in TWO days. Aftur Sleeves I’ve been sick with a flu-like-thing for about a week now. I mostly feel lethargic and braindead, so […]

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A Finished Sweater?

Alright alright, not quite: two sleeves and a body does not necessarily a sweater make if anyone knows where my tripod is, please let me know. Heh. [both sleeves for DH's Cobblestone and my Celtic Dreams body: done as of Saturday, the hottest day of the year here, with a 110°F heat index. mm wool.]

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A Slight Misstep

The problem with setting a project aside for months at a time is that sometimes you return to it and despite your best efforts, you misstep, misread and misknit. the good crosses (note that the sweater is upside down) the bad crosses (note that the sweater is upside down) The skirt of Celtic Dreams (in […]

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Almost… There

Last week my poor cat Claw got sick on my Celtic Dreams. I was a little upset and worried — mostly about Claw, but also about the sweater. However, Claw is resilient and so is wool. Both cat and sweater are doing just fine now, thanks! Returning to Celtic Dreams was like, well, a dream. […]

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Catchup and Birthday Wishes

First, hop over to Soapbox and wish A a happy birthday! She is holdng a contest — have a great day today, then tell her about it, and possibly win some sock yarn! I’m hoping that she’ll have a great day today as well. Secondly, Kristin (Kristin Knits!) left me a comment to post about […]

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Simply Orange

E (Poking My Eyes Out) asked me earlier this week what I was spinning. “Oh, the rest of my orange-red-purple superwash merino from Crown Mountain Farms.” E, “You are in an orange phase!” Hmm… the sunroom we recently renovated and the contrast wall I picked the main floor bathroom, semi-recently renovated, with orange bath mat […]

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