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IMG_9027wooohooo! The Minimalist Cardigan is complete!

Holy Seams Batman! This is my first seamed sweater and I was was working away on them last night, I swore I’d never make another seamed sweater, it takes forever to sew them up. But then, then I tried it on, and look! It’s beautiful! So I’m rethinking the seams, but I’ll probably wait until the memory of the pain has faded some before I start another one.

I love this! I really do! In fact I wore it to work today! I’ll probably buy a clasp for it like Bronwyn did to keep is closed in front, but other than that it is completely finished.

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Stats:

  • Cast On: August 2007
  • Weaving In: September 2007
  • Pattern: Minimalist Cardigan from Interweave Knits
  • Needles: Size 6 Knitpicks Options
  • Yarn: Classic Elite Skye Tweed in Tapestry
  • Modifications : Stockinette for the body instead of seed stitch. Seed stitch for the collar and cuff instead of stockinette, shaping at the waist. I think I’m going to add a clasp.

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My creationhmmm, should we bet on how long it will take me to run out of Devo lyrics for WiP it Wednesdays?

Top Left – Minimalist Cardigan , I’m working the on the last sleeve! I am so close to being done, I just haven’t had much knitting time. I have to say I”m not looking forward to the seaming, I’ve never seamed anything before and I’m worried it wont go well and what would be a nice sweater will look awful because of the seaming.

Top Right – The Chicabean Scarf, its for my sister, she picked out the yarn herself last year and I had a hell of a time deciding on a pattern for it. I finally did. I know you can’t see it well in the picture but it’s a sort of a surprise, not the scarf or the yarn, but the FO. So you just get a peak.

Middle Left My Picovoli , I haven’t done much with this one either. I think it will be my travel knitting this weekend. Yep I’m going out of town, but don’t worry Yarn Pr0n Friday will still post and I have a few other things, but I wont be responding to comments until I get back.

Middle Right – I haven’t touched the Simple Throw. It’s too hot for an acrylic blanket on my lap right now and I keep telling myself there is plenty of time until Christmas!

Bottom Left – The Lace Tank is still on hold because I’m still using to my Size 6 needles for the Mini Cardi. But I’m almost done with that and I’m itching to finish this one so hopefully I’ll get it done so I can wear it a few times before it gets too cold for it.

Bottom Right – That’s the yarn I thought was going to be the Tangled Yoke Cardigan but I decided I don’t want another cardigan right now so it’s be reassigned to Salina. I swatched and it will be my next project.

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IMG_8166Here we have another installment of the sporadic (on my part) WiP it Wednesday. I think the idea is to shame you into finishing projects so you’re not showing the same picture every Wednesday for 6 months. Of course you could not show the picture and deny you’re working on anything. But really if you’re at the point, lying to you fellow knitters, well, I think it’s intervention time.

First up the Mini Cardi that we’ve heard so much about lately. I’m done with the arm hole shaping and working my way up. Like it? Want one of your very own? Join the KAL 🙂 Yeah Yeah I know it’s August and hot as hell and you can’t even think of wearing wool. I cast on for this on Sunday, so it’s shame free.

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The Simple Throw is still on the needles, it’s too hot to have a big acyclic blanket on my lab, luckily it’s a Christmas gift so there is no hurry. The desire to not have heat stroke over rides all shame on this one.

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The Lace Tank , well it’s sort of on hold because I only have one set of size 6 tips for my KnitPicks options and I took them to use in the Mini Cardi. Yes I realize with the weather and what not I should focusing on this because it’s something I can actually wear. ha ha ha. I am the Queen of Denial. If I knit for Fall, Fall will come. Right? RIGHT?!?! 😉 ok fine slight shame.

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Along those same lines we have Clapotis , in which I come very late to the party. Let’s call it fashionably late, shall we? No need for even more shame. This is going to warm and lovely when done. I’m only worried it will shed on my clothes, I envision wearing it over a black top, so every little strand will show. *le sigh* I’m happy with my yarn choice (Andean Silk from KnitPicks) but a little worried I wont have enough yarn to make it as long as I’d like. How much does this stretch when blocked?

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Barely started, can it really even be called a WiP? The Feather and Fan Scarf from Fashionable Projects for the New Knitter in Cascade 220

And here comes the unavoidable shame part. I still have not finished the straps for Mentionable . I should be wearing this gorgeous top. It seems ridiculous that this isn’t done jsut because of the straps. I’m going to go by Joanns to see if I can find something suitable to sew on for straps. Any suggestions?

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Ok it seems like there is enough interest from the blog hits and the comments, so I’ve created the KAL.  I did go with blogger, I don’t think it will reach the proportions of the Sexy Knitters Club so we should be fine.  Plus I think people are more familiar with it than WordPress.  If you’re interested head over there and check it out.  Send me an email at rogue2408ATgmailDOTcom if you wanna join.  I’ve already started mine, so let the games begin!

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Bratypants

Minimalist Cardigan – I keep seeing searches for a KAL in my blog stats, I’m willing to start one if there are enough people interested. Let me know.

Now for your regularly scheduled program.

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Ah the weekend. The boys were thrilled to spend some time with their mom. Saturday was interesting, it was hot, hot, hot out and we were forced from the house so strangers could decide if they want to live there. I grabbed the boys and headed out the door, I found the Skye Tweed I ordered for the minimalist cardigan sitting on the stoop. So we headed to the park for yarn pr0n photos and a walk. Yeah the walk didn’t go well, apparently my dogs are delicate flowers and pretty much refused to get out of the car. Just leave the air on they said, we’ll be here when you get back. I did take pics of the Skye Tweed in the park, so stay tuned for Friday. Right – But what about me?

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Sunday I found lots of time to knit, I swatched for the Minimalist Cardigan then cast on! I know I know I should have finished something else first but I couldn’t help myself. I want Fall and despite heat warnings, casting on for a wool tweed cardigan seemed like the greatest idea ever. Has anyone else used the Skye Tweed before? It has to be the stickiest yarn I’ve ever knit with, definitely rough, but the blocked swatch looks great and definitely feels softer.  Left – See you can knit and scratch my ears at the same time.

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Don’t let the Bratypants fool you. They’re spoiled rotten. We played lots of fetch and there were lots of belly rubs this weekend.

Right – Mama,  do you love yarn more than me?

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