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Posted on Sep 27, 2007. 7 comments

I'm making decent time on Maya's 'Ween costume. The baby pants pattern from Bella Knitting includes a link to the suspended bind off technique.
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Which saved me the trouble of getting off of the couch to search out a much larger needle for binding off the first leg. I'll be using this bind off in the future if only out of sheer laziness. Now, if only the pants will fit.
Necessity is the Mother of Knitvention
I'd have never gone in the direction my self designed Nordic EPS sweater is taking if I was certain I had enough yarn to complete the project.
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But I must say I really like the way things are headed. Stranded knitting holds the same excitement as knitting self patterning sock yarns only way better since I'm in the driver's seat.
Being the bad piss poor driver however requires I take responsibility for my errors
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One dropped stitch and 2000 ripped stitches later, I realize that mis-reading the chart will make an uglyish pattern no matter how much I wish otherwise.
Here's the first installment of what I'd like to call A prime example of my lazy Great Parenting Skills.
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I hope this one doesn't come back to haunt me.

Comments

  • Posted by Carrie K on Sep 29, 2007

    Design element. Not that I saw a mistake either. So cool.
    I thought Halloween was costumes? Surely a Devil outfit for Maya is typecasting…..Oh wait. I’m thinking of Elizabeth.

  • Posted by Annie on Sep 27, 2007

    LMAO! Great photos! Love those little devil pants- so, so cute. (Only fuckleknitter could manage that crazy Nordic pattern!)

  • Posted by desiknitter on Sep 28, 2007

    Wow, that Nordic pattern is your own design? I love the colours you have in there.
    thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting on my waistcoat! I bookmarked yours.

  • Posted by Becky in Iowa :O) on Sep 27, 2007

    My sentiments exactly!! Not Elizabeth!!!! She is evil, evil, evil. The woman just makes me want to strangle her every time she opens her mouth. The new chick is almost as bad too. gahhhhh

  • Posted by lyssa on Sep 27, 2007

    Mistake? I don’t see any mistakes. That sweater is gonna be gorgeous. Maybe this winter all the ASK sweaters can take a field trip to visit the snow so we can wear our sweaters.

  • Posted by stephanie on Sep 27, 2007

    One word: NOGGIN

  • Posted by Christie on Sep 27, 2007

    NOOOOOO! Not Elisabeth!!! TURN, TURN, TURN!!!!

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