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Gimme an "L"!
Tuesday, November 15, 2005

I know, it's disgraceful how infrequently I update this site. It's very bad of me. It was a chore to take pictures and then format them the way I had them before, but now I've uploaded all my knitting pictures to flickr, so it will be easier for me to update.

Gimme an I made a few things recently, one of which is this nifty initial sweater for Lulu. I made the body on my knitting machine and did the ribbing by hand. I could have done the ribbing on the machine, too, but the ribber is tricky sometimes. I'm going to have to take the ribbing seminar at FIT again. Eventually. After I made the sweater I thought it looked a little bland, so I found a scrap of wool I felted for a different project and cut out an L. The first L i made was a Laverne & Shirley script L, but it looked a little off. The more I stared at it, the more it ceased to resemble a letter at all, so I cut a regular capital L. I used a contrasting magenta yarn to sew it on. I like the way it came out, although I bound off the ribbing on the bottom too tight, so it bunches up a little. Lulu doesn't mind, though, and that's what really counts, right?

posted at 3:30 PM . link . . (2) comments

I found my way here via Flickr. Funnily enough, I used to frequently visit your spacegirl site many many years ago. It was fun to come across it again.

The sweater is adorable. I love that you used a felted initial, rather than doing it in intarsia or whatever. I really would like to look into getting a knitting machine some time. It seems like such fun.

By Blogger Amy, at 5:03 PM  

Spacegirl was eons ago! I swear, I'm getting old.

Don't give me too much credit for using the felted letter. First I tried to embroider an L, then I tried duplicate stitch and then I said, "Screw it, where is that left over felt?" I'm embarrassed to say that I've never actually done intarsia. Ever. I've never even done fair isle or slip stitch/mosaic knitting. Sad to say, the only color work I do is stripes. My lack of color expertise (which mainly derives from my utter hatred of weaving in ends) is probably why I got so into cables and textured stitches. Less weaving in of ends.

By Blogger Unknown, at 5:34 PM  

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