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Lovegood Cardi’s

Posted by allie on August 6, 2007

I love this cardigan the best of all the knits in the movie, even though it appears to be crochet.
I found two patterns that I think I could combine, modify, and convert to crochet in order to make a similar cardi:


Left: Rebecca mag #31, Right: Knitting Loves Crochet

I love the fit of the Rebecca sweater, but love some of the details of the KLC cardi. These seem to be very adaptable to Luna’s cardi.

I probably won’t attempt the sweater for a while, at least until school is underway.

If anyone else attempts this sweater, I would love to see the process!

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April Update

Posted by allie on April 24, 2007

I haven’t posted in a few weeks and I really have no excuse– just business combined with laziness. I’ve been taking plenty of pictures, but then I can’t find the time to post. So, with graduation coming up in 3 weeks, I think, I will have much more time to knit and post. Also, this weekend I will finally be getting my own computer which will make blogging a lot less of a hassle. Now here’s a comprehensive list of what I’ve been buying, knitting, crocheting, and thinking about kniting.

New Treats

I read Stephanie’s new book in 2 days– I couldn’t put it down. I also picked up the new Rebecca mag, my favorite. I’ve found a project in my new mag that would be perfect for some ArtYarns Regal Silk I’ve had in my stash for about a year:

The shrug on the front is absolutely adorable as well– I’m planning on making it with either Louet Euroflax or KnitPicks new CotLin.

While I was out buying books, I picked up some yarn to celebrate Lent’s ending. I gave up buying yarn for Lent and it was fairly difficult, I’m happy I made it through alive. Anyway, the yarn is also in keeping with Project Spectrum’s colors.

The soak is for blocking my Cabled Footies. The MIssion Falls 1824 Cotton is in a great bubblegum pink with which I plan to make a crochet cap from last summer’s Rebecca:

Blushing Grannies
I loved this pattern the first time I saw it:

Blushing Grannies is from the Feb/Mar 07 issue of Crochet Today.

This is a close-up of the squares– I’m really enjoying the crocheting. So far, I’ve completed 8. Blushing Grannies is destined to be my dorm bedspread next year, but I’ve got quite a few months to finish.

Choices
This week my LYS is having an anniversary sale and I’ve limited myself to purchasing enough Tahki Cotton Classic for one summer top. Here are the two I am trying to decide between. Any input would be great and color suggestions would also be helpful.

Tank from Knitting Nature

Tank from KnitSimple’s Spring/Summer 2007 issue, I think.

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