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Spinners June Retreat
Sebago Lake 2004

Almost finished
(this could take awhile)



Dye Day at Louise's
summer 2002

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Shawls & Scarves

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Spinners Fall Retreat
Sebago Lake 2004

Goof ups,
Oh, I meant Learning Experiences

Shawl Challenge project
The Gathering, 2000

   Fiber Studio

Notre Dame de Grace  August 2010.  Very happily cast on for a new project, pairing some handspun singles yarn that has been waiting in stash patiently for years, with a pattern I've had my eye on since 2007 when I spied it in the summer issue of  Interweave Knits.  Primarily moss stitch, with corrugated rib details at the shoulder and a short, stand up shawl collar.  Size 4 US.  I'm knitting it in the round  -  just can't bear all that seaming!

Created the swatch  to determine a stitch pattern that wouldn't skew using this singles unbalanced yarn.  When I settled on the moss stitch, I remembered Notre Dame! 

Moving right along on this baby.  Worked in the round, divided at armhole decreases and have finished the back, now
working on the top front.  Almost to the placket, and hope I have figured the # of rows correctly at this gauge.  Although the moss stitch is slow going, I'm enjoying this knitting and like the hand of the fabric.   The violet highlights in the blue look really interesting knit in this textured stitch

Corrugated ribbing detail at the shoulder.  I had a little fussing to do with the shoulder shaping since I had to recalculate the # of rows to make the measurement to the shoulder shorter to fit me.  This meant changing the number and size of corrugated repeats ………..   Fiddly, but I think it worked ok.

Ready to start the sleeves.  Decided to make top down set-in sleeves rather than those called for in the pattern.  Using my trusty Sweater Wizard software to figure all this out!

Finished sweater, Nov. 2010, just in time for winter wear!   Fits great, feels soft and I love the drape.
Changed the gauge, and decided to change the collar finishing.  I altered it to graft it at center back rather than join with a seam.  Very glad I did that.

Still had some yarn left over, so made a pair of socks to match!