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WIP Wednesday: Nutmeg

WIP Wednesday: Nutmeg Sweater or Stashbustin’ #37

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I have finally conquered my early hurdles in this sweater. I am finding that I like lifted left and right increases for top down raglan sweaters. They just look much neater to this knitters eye. And I can knit them “twisted” so I can reduce the appearance of holes.

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Pardon the dog hair. I have a white dog and his hair is EVERYWHERE!!! No matter how much I dust or vacuum. Nonetheless, I have finally divided for the sleeves and I’m working down the body. Miles and miles of stockinette but I find that it suits me and my current mood.

For a bulky sweater, this is creating a fairly dense fabric. This will definitely be a warm sweater for this winter. I haven’t been working monogamously on this, but it is growing!

My only decision left is if I am going to work the hem as written with a rolled edge to match the neckline? I am waffling….perhaps a 2×2 rib for a few rows?

Any thoughts out there?

Socktober Progress

Tah Dah!!! I have turned my first heel on my first ever sock…..

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I’m working a toe up sock with simple gusset heel. I’m using Knit Picks Felici in the colorway Peachy. It’s fingering weight yarn on size US 1 needles and it feels like its taking forever!

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I am finding that holding my tension between the needles is hard for me. And I have some looser tension spots that no one will notice but me, lol. Knitter problems, I swear I’m my own worst critic.

Now I just need to knit up the leg portion. I will definitely use some sort of super stretchy cast off. (On a side note, I have a sneaky suspicion about my yardage on this project. But I will refrain voicing those thoughts until I have finished this sock)

Happy Knitting!!!

Snails Pace Sweater

WIP update on my Stashbustin’ #38 sweater, Sophisticate!

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At my last post, I had just divided for the body and separated the sleeves. Since then I have only completed the waist decreases section.  I’m afraid I have a case of the “too many WIPs” and this sweater is suffering.

I manage a few rows here and there. So I’m showing you guys to keep myself honest. I don’t want this to fall to the bottom my knitting pile. I really want to wear this sweater this winter.

Anyone else have a case of the “WIPs”?

Yarn Sale: free yarn!!

This yarn has found it’s new home. Thanks for those who emailed.

Finally, I have some assorted acrylic from when I first learned to knit. This particular lot is FREE to a good home!!! All I ask is for is $3 to offset my shipping costs.

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  • 3.4 oz of Yarn Bee Fleece light in Sweet Mocha Lot #2980
  • 4.1 oz of Yellow acrylic yarn. Probably DK weight
  • 2.4 oz Rainbow Classic in Pink Solid lot #1790

Any questions? Email me at atangledyarn@gmail.com

If you see something you like, leave a comment with your name and email and I’ll message you about the lot. I will only be accepting payment via Paypal. First come, first served. If someone backs out, I will move on to the next comment email according to time. Don’t leave your address or personal information in a comment. I’ll email you to get specifics so the whole internet doesn’t have to see 🙂

 

 

Yarn Sale: part three

This lot is more Lily Sugar N Cream cotton. I was REALLY into dishcloths, lol. This group is various dye lots of white with a little yellow thrown in.

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  • 3.2 oz of Lily Sugar N Cream cotton in White (no dye lot or labels)
  • 2.5 oz of Lily Sugar N Cream cotton in White (this skein has a slight pink tint)
  • 1.7 oz Lily Sugarn N Cream cotton in White dye lot #2996
  • 2.6 oz Lily Sugar N Cream cotton in White dye lot #205959
  • 2.4 oz Lily Sugar N Cream cotton in White dye lot #210154
  • 1.8 oz Lily Sugar N Cream cotton in White (no label, but a very bright light)
  • 2.8 oz Lily Sugar N Cream cotton in White dye lot #5647
  • 0.7 oz Lily Sugar N Cream cotton in pale yellow
  • 2.4 oz Lily Sugar N Cream cotton in Creme dye lot #208193

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Yarn has been stored in clean and dry plastic tubs. Partial skeins have been wound into cakes. My house does include dogs (who aren’t allowed near the yarn) but just in case you have allergies.

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I’m asking $22 total and that includes shipping costs in the US. If you are interested and are outside the US, email me at atangledyarn@gmail.com to discuss.

If you see something you like, leave a comment with your name and email and I’ll message you about the lot. I will only be accepting payment via Paypal. First come, first served. If someone backs out, I will move on to the next comment email according to time. Don’t leave your address or personal information in a comment. I’ll email you to get specifics so the whole internet doesn’t have to see 🙂

Yarn Sale: part two

Next lot up is assorted colors of Sugar N Cream 100% cottons!! At one time I was churning out dishcloths like clockwork. But that urge has faded since I found sweaters and socks. So this cotton yarn needs a good home!

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  • 4.1 oz (about 1 1/2 skeins) of Sage Green dye lot #262435
  • 5.1 oz (a little over 2 skeins) of Red dye lot #HR842
  • 3.5 oz ( about 1 1/2 skeins) of Tan with multi-colored speckles
  • 1.9 oz ( 3/4 of a skein) of Rainbow multicolor
  • 2.9 oz ( 1 3/4 skeins) of Mistletoe dye lot #248006
  • 1.2 oz (partial skein) of Pink (no label)
  • 1.6 oz (oartial skein) of Hot Green dye lot #256963

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All partial skeins have been wound into cakes. Yarn has been stored clean and dry in plastic tubs. My house does include dogs (who don’t mess with my yarn) just in case for those with allergies.

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I’m asking $18 total and that includes shipping costs in the US. If you are interested and are outside the US, email me at atangledyarn@gmail.com to discuss.

If you see something you like, leave a comment with your name and email and I’ll message you about the lot. I will only be accepting payment via Paypal. First come, first served. If someone backs out, I will move on to the next comment email according to time. Don’t leave your address or personal information in a comment. I’ll email you to get specifics so the whole internet doesn’t have to see 🙂

Yarn Sale: part one

I have been seriously de-stashing in 2013. But alas even with as fast as my fingers can knit….I still have a crap load of yarn. So this weekend I’m taking a hard look at my “stash” and deciding what I will and won’t use.

Good news for you guys??? I’m going to post several updates today with lots of yarn for sale. At a DEEP discount, I might add. Not all of it has labels anymore but I will do my best to give good specifications and descriptions. If you see something you like, leave a comment with your name and email and I’ll message you about the lot. I will only be accepting payment via Paypal. First come, first served. If someone backs out, I will move on to the next comment email according to time. Don’t leave your address or personal information in a comment. I’ll email you to get specifics so the whole internet doesn’t have to see 🙂

First item on the block….a bunch of Lion Brand Homespun

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  • 6 oz full skein of Lion Brand Homespun in Herb Garden Lot #100699
  • 6 oz full skein of Lion Brand Homespun in Barrington Color #336 Lot #M55002
  • 6.5 oz full skein of Homespun (variegated brown/pink)
  • 4.4 oz partial skein of Lion Brand Homespun in Delft Lot #112270
  • 4.9 oz partial skein of Lion Brand Homespun (light purple)
  • 2.1 oz partial skein of Lion Brand Homespun (dark variegated purple)
  • 1.2 oz partial skein of Lion Brand Homespun (dark purple)
  • 0.6 oz partial skein of Lion Brand Homespun (white)
  • 0.6 oz partial skein of Lion Brand Homespun (blue/white)

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Yarn has been stored in plastic tubs and smaller amounts are wound in cakes. My house does have dogs in it but I keep them away from my yarn, just in case you have allergies.

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I’m asking $28 total and that includes shipping costs in the US. If you are interested and are outside the US, email me at atangledyarn@gmail.com to discuss.

Upgrade

The hubby got a new cell phone thanks to his early technology adoption personality. This time my line actually had an upgrade and we got a two-fer!

And due to some penny pinching, I was able to swing an iPhone 5s. Totally in love with it! And of course this means a new phone case, I think you guys will like this one…

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I keep my promises — it’s giveaway time!

Check out this awesome blog and amazing giveaway!

not your average crochet

what the winner will receive

A beautiful yarn bowl handmade by my lovely and very talented friend Lauren:

yarn bowlA full skein of KnitPicks Billow (100% Pima cotton) in the shade Ice Lily:

billow bulky pima cotton in ice lilyA full skein of KnitPicks Brava Worsted (100% acrylic) in the shade Mint:

brava worsted acrylic in mintAnd finally a thread/yarn cutter keychain (I have one and have put it on a necklace chain):

thread cutter keychainI have tried both kinds of yarn previously and enjoy working with them very much, particularly with a yarn bowl made by my friend!

giveaway info

The giveaway is open from right now until November 25, 2013, when I will randomly draw the winner.  It is open to anyone, regardless of where in the world you are located.

giveaway rules

To enter in this giveaway, you must do ALL of the following:

  1. Follow this blog (can be via WordPress, e-mail, or Bloglovin’)
  2. Share this post by reblogging it…

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