amethyst muse

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22 July 2003

oh my. been a few days since i last updated. still working on the ChicKami. have about 15 rows to go before separating for the front and back. ithink i'm goiing to be making this more than just once or twice. such a simple pattern that can be altered in so many ways. not much else in the way of knitting going on, since i'm in the midst of pre-birthday party errands to run. man, i can't wait until school starts! THREE more weeks to go!

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16 July 2003

Pagan is COMPLETE! i finished it sunday. i threw it in the washing machine and it came out so nice. even the stockinette edge is cooperating, with hardly any rolling at all. that accomplished, i attempted to pick up stitches on the ribbed vest for the neck. UGH! it looked horrible. frogged it and put it aside. i'm making progress on Chippy. i also need to finish the Katrina Wrap Top. i don't know if I can have it done for next Saturday, but i will try.

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12 July 2003

in the bright light of day, i didn't like the way the edging came out on the pagan armhole. so i frogged and reknit. in other news, i finished the front of the ribbed vest and joined one shoulder seam. that one too, awaits picking up stitches around the neckline. are you seeing a pattern here?? i think, in the future i will read the pattern all the way through before i commit to it. i *hate* picking up stitches. maybe one day i'll take a finishing class. i think seeing it live in front of me will give me a better understanding. i still need to get back to that wrap top as well. that sounds like a nice sunday project.

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11 July 2003

as i was a little confused with smooch, i picked up the ribbed vest and started on the front of that. i'm past the ribbing, having just started the stockinette portion. this vest is quick and maybe will be done by next week. i hesitate making a deadline, because i usually bypass them. i think later today i will tackle smooch and see if i can get one side done. some time this weekend i also plan to wind the rest of the berroco Glace, so i can finally get back to work on that as well. OH! i have one more armhole & seam to finish on Pagan. i haven't been slacking off totally. hee hee. and a swatch for Sigma, and maybe Cleo (from Knitty).

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07 July 2003

uh oh. Smooch is starting to confuse me. the pattern says to work as given for back until 12 rows less have been worked thanon back to beg of armhole shaping. that was simple enough. i thought it was slightly too low, so instead of 12 rows less, its more like 7 rows less. now, the part where i divide for the neck, incorporating the eyelets and the neck decreases is confusing me. [sigh]. please, some clarification. the way my brain is translating, i do the eyelets, then the additional decreases. does this sound right to you???

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04 July 2003

working on the front os Smooch. minor mishaps with the lace portion, but i'm past that now. i think i can maybe finish it this weekend, providing i don't get interrupted. then it will be back to finish Pagan, the berroco shell, the ribbed vest, and everything else currently on my WIP list. need to find some $$ to get the ChicKami pattern. i want it sooo bad!!!