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Ted's V neck pullower Started in the Fall of '06 and JUST completed August 2008. 

Size 3 US needle, Jaggerspun heather wool yarn.  This yarn is beautiful, with rich color highlights, but don't try knitting it in low light!

This is the back of the sweater, on a blocking board we made from foarmcore.

Even though I knew this project would take awhile, since Ted wears a size Large and I was using fine yarn and a small
needle, it took WAY longer than I had anticipated to finish this sweater.   
I had put it aside for the summer in '07, picked it up again in the fall and had hoped to finish it that year.  Well, an entire year later it is finally completed, and fits perfectly!  I guess all those trips to the frog pond were worth it
(1 when I discovered an error several inches back while knitting the body, 2 on the sleeves, 2 on the neck) 
I think this project holds the record both for frog pond visits and perseverance in the face of almost certain failure.

It really looked for awhile as though it was going to be too small, in spite of scrupulous gauge making on my part before casting on.  With the help of a dear friend, I blocked it within an inch of it's life and it looks great and fits well.

Now when I see him wearing it, I think it was all well worth it.

And he makes us beautiful furniture, so he really deserves it!

A Lacy Summer Top

Summer Tank and Cardi Set

Grignasco yarn (wool, but feels like cotton/rayon to me!)  Original design made using Sweater Wizard (thanks, Rita!) This was really fun, and my friend (thanks, Sandie!)
inspired the neckline finish - see below.     

Here's a swatch--the yarn is a fine commercialcotton/silk blend mill end (thank you Kathleen and Marion!).
I used it doubled, size 4 needle. 6 sts/inch.
Both garments are stocking stitch with seed borders.
I designed a modified raglan sleeve for the tank.

I used eyelet decreases for the raglan sleeves

Used a size 1 US needle for the hem border to prevent stretching

Sleeve detail to match hem

Hmmmm… I seem to have a sleeve theme going here...

I knitted the seed borders as I went along on the outer edges of the armhole straps, then picked up and added the same detail to the neck edging, mitreing the joins--   it worked!

Chenille Tank Reurrected  I loved this soft drapey chenille tank top, but after a few years it began to sag unattractively and I could no longer wear it.  One day I had an inspiration to edge the openings with some handspun yarn and, although it doesn't look great in this photo, the fix worked well, and now I can wear it again!  Unfortunately, this story only reinforces my usually bad habit of holding on too long to clothes that should be banished from the closet…...