Sunday, May 29, 2005


I just started the minisweater. I'm hoping it will fit well and not look silly on my less-than-ample rack!!
I'm using Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in Black Purl. It's soooo soft and lovely!

It's been close to 90 degrees here the last couple days so I haven't made much headway, but I'm hoping it will be a quick knit once I get going.

Monday, May 16, 2005

My minisweater! Wore it out tonight and got many comments, all kind. It's the funniest looking thing I've ever knit and kind of my favorite. I love all of these green yarns and now they're together forever! This was a scrap-buster but I STILL have scraps so I think I'll make this lovely scrap shawl featured in Interweave, or a memories capelet...

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I did do the spikes, but only on the neck and they need a blocking to be more pointed. I did a crochet edge on the sleeves to make a teensy ruffle. I love crochet edges!

I'll definitely be using this pattern again, it is flattering and fun, and so very versitile. Everyone is making such lovely versions, and none of them are the same!


It's been slow going, but I've made some progress.... I'm so close to being done with the raglan... it's fun, but mindbogglingly boring at the same time.

I tried it on the other day, and its looking good! I love the way it poofs... I used some nasty green acrylic and its really holding its shape well. I think I'll make another one out of something else soon, or some sort of variation... I'm diggin how easy this pattern is to master.


Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Here's my version

My not-so-MiniSweater

I used 2 1/4 balls of Cottonease in Sugarplum and size 9 Denice Interchangeable needles. I also changed the border to moss stitch and added a few inches of lace below the button band. I really love how it came out! I'll be wearing this sucker all summer long. I finished a black one a few weeks ago, you can see it here. Thanks for letting me share! I've enjoyed seeing everyone's version of this great pattern.


Saturday, May 07, 2005

Ready for a close-up

If you want to see modelling pics of the below sweater, check em' out on my blog.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Mini-sweater a-blockin'


Here is my finished minisweater. I think I'm really happy with how it turned out. I'll have to wait until it is completely blocked and ready before I weigh in with my final thoughts. However, it was a lot of fun to knit. A lot of fun, that is, until I had to start ripping out bound-off sections and re-knitting (this happened on the botton hem and on both sleeves.) Hopefully it was worth it, though. I also had to make an actual button hole (my very first!) because a yo buttonhole would not have accomodated my button. I will post a modeling pic as soon as the blocking is done.

Sunday, May 01, 2005


After a cyber kick in the pants from someone on the Knitty Board, I decided to move backwards with the Mini Sweater -- in the name of moving forward. Ripping projects has been a theme of late in LumayLand, so this should not have required a moment's thought.
This, however, requires several long moments of thought:
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It definately fits better than before...

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I think it does nothing whatsoever to flatter my figure. I am going to set this aside for the summer. I will come back to it in September, when the weather and my weight are more condusive to the woolie mammouth.
Ladies, consider my MiniSweater complete.