Wow. You don't realize how much and how often you use the internet until you are cut off. Cold turkey. The last blog post took about three hours to upload using a random connection at a nearby cafe within a mall. Finally, internet has been installed and I can now blog regularly again. ((phew!!))
January was a busy crafting month for me, and I was really pleased with the completed Beatnik, a free sweater design by Norah Gaughan from Knitty Deep Fall 2010. I made some modifications to the pattern, but the essence of the design is still there. I love how it turned out and it fits really well... plus it's incredibly warm which is what I need these days. Can you believe it actually snowed here in Amsterdam. Everyone's been telling me since I moved here that it doesn't snow, etc. etc. Well, guess what, it did.
So, here's what's keeping me warm...
|"Beatniks to Murgatroyd"|
- knit in the round instead of flat
- 25 st side cable patterns changed to stag-horn cable w/ twisted st center (much easier to follow)
- added 1” even at hips
- knit full length sleeves (each was approx. 50g yarn in Lana Grossa Alta Moda Alpaca)
- added 4 extra rows near the top of sleeve cap for better ease, used one size larger for sleeve shaping
Quilting progress: I made 80 squares for the top of our quilt. Yay! Next is sashing them together.
Sewing progress: I can now proceed with trousers, finishing UFOs, and some quick sewing projects!
Blogging full speed ahead!