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a knitter who sometimes crochets and is learning to spin, while fighting startitis and project ADD

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Ta da!

Posted by allie on May 14, 2007


That can only mean one thing.
Yes, the Central Park Hoodie is finally finished and I wore it tonight! And I just realized that it also coincides with green for Project Spectrum!

Cast-on: November 14 ,2006/ Finished: May 13, 2007
Pattern: Central Park Hoodie from Knitscene Fall 2006
Size: 36″ and fits great!
Yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted color #1233 , 4.5 skeins
Needles: 4.5 mm(US 7) and 5.5 mm(US 9) Clover Takumi for the body and 4.5 mm Knitpicks Options
Modifications: I read the double cable chart backwards on the back, so I made the sleeve cables match.

For a bit of randomness, I found this after emptying out the purse I took with me to Europe last summer. Which is perfect cause my lips have been cracking so much lately.

Posted in Central Park, Finished Objects, Project Spectrum, Random | 5 Comments »

Determination and Its Knitting Benefits

Posted by allie on May 11, 2007

This week I’ve been taking a few AP exams, I went into 2 of 3 determined and sure of myself: English and Calculus… Government was disastrous. All the studying and just the feeling of determination (also the adrenaline rush of the end of the semester/high school!) made me determined to finish a project: The Central Park Hoodie.

I picked up and knit the edging, the seams have been sewn and by tomorrow all of the (MANY) ends will be woven in and I’ll have my FIRST completed sweater.
Stay tuned for more fibery goodness!

Posted in Central Park, Finishing, Senior Year | 1 Comment »

I <3 Wool!!!

Posted by allie on February 5, 2007

I don’t know what it is, but everything I’ve been knitting lately is woolly and wonderful. Today, I spent my time working on Wicked, Central Park Hoodie, and my Hidcote Garden Shawl.
I love the feel of wool as it winds through my fingers and I am always reminded that no fiber will ever be as perfect (to me) as wool!!
Anyone else who loves wool and cannot knit with anything but, a shout-out is encouraged…
I LOVE WOOL!!!

Posted in Central Park, Hidcote Garden Shawl, Hoodie, Wicked, Yarn | 1 Comment »