Sunday, January 14, 2007

Finished my first knitting project in over a year and a half!

I'll post a pic later, but I'm very happy with the way my Alterknits lace up fingerless gloves came out. I even did a little modification on the ribbon detail too. Instead of using the ends to tie up in a bow at the end, I whip stitched the extra ribbon around the edges and viola! Gotta love that Manos yarn! I'm no knitting Habu Textile's kit-13S: Silk Linen Shoulder Bag (small) in the colorway shown. Cool beans. Since my knitting is so tight though, and even moving up a size in needles (5), I'm still not close to gauge. I've knitted what should be 8 inches of fabric so far, but mine measures 6.

I also picked up an amazing deal on a Juicy Couture cashmere hooded sweater. Regularly $288! but got mine from Jeremy's for $60! It has a tiny little hole in the sleeve, near the shoulder area, so I'm going to try my hand at darning. I found this site that seems to have great instructions on the process.

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