Archive for November, 2006

Cardigan Chronicles: The End!

Woohoo. I’m done! I’ve woven in all the ends,hemmed the cuffs and waistband, and put in the zipper.
The zipper insertion was by far the most time consuming part of the finishing. I used the instructions I found in the back of Ann Budd’s Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. There […]

Cardigan Chronicles: Steamed

The knitting is done! I used my new steamer and now the cardigan is pinned and blocking. I’ve woven in most of the ends, but I still have the sew down the cuffs and the waistband.
The jury is still out on the conair steamer. I produces a sufficient amount of steam for […]


Yes I’m still knitting but now I am on the second sleeve. I can see the light at the end of the wristband.
In anticipation of finishing the knitting part, and in preparation of the blocking part…I bought a steamer. It’s a compact steamer which has great potentional to turn out to be crap, […]


Yes to anyone who want’s to know…I missed posting on Wednesday. I didn’t forget…I fell asleep

One Cuff Down!

Woot! One cuff — and sleeve– finished. Just in case you can’t decipher the monogram its “S W”. The letters look a tad wonky but I am not redoing it.

I used the Bazic wool as the contrast color. I’m hoping a little steam with make it look better . […]

I finished the cuff on the first sleeve! Then I had to rip it back .
The first problem is that the contrast yarn I used for the name was a bit heavier than the main color yarn. It seemed that weaving in the ends could create more bulk than I would […]