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Sunday, June 13, 2010
I did finish my apron-in-a-yard design in time to enter the Spoonflower contest. I'm pretty thrilled with it, and I learned a lot about vector drawing as I put it together. I ordered a sample yard, so I'll know fairly soon if the pieces will go together properly (it was designed entirely by pixels- 150 per inch for so many inches wide... etc). After sewing the color/cut/sew doll outfit, I think that Spoonflower's quilting cotton (a lovely fabric for quilting and regular sewing) might be too thin for an actual working apron, so when my sample arrives, I will line the body and pocket (not the ties). That'll make it more durable.
The next Spoonflower contest is a Nautical Theme, and it doesn't have to be a full yard, or even a fat quarter, so though the design will still be plenty of work, the canvas will be much smaller. I have something in mind already for my entry.
In the meantime, I realized that the Grandboy might also enjoy a color/cut/sew item. So I think I'll put together some robots for him. I'll post my progress.
On the knitting front: the Grandgirls' feet are growing exponentially, so I've put sock knitting for them on hiatus until their shoe size stabilizes. In the meantime, I've started on Christmas presents. They have all admired the fingerless mittens that I keep on my desk for chilly mornings, so they'll each get a pair, with a matching doll sweater (and probably fingerless mitts for their dolls as well). I can knit all three things from 100gr of sock yarn, and probably have enough yarn left over for a doll hat as well. And in the name of Stashbusting, I'm using only yarns I have on hand- I feel so very virtuous.
I'm nearly done with the sweater that goes with the above mittens. The short repeat self-patterning yarn is making for an *interesting* sweater, but it's still cute.
Diamond Rib Lace Sock
Rnd 5 of the lace pattern should read:
Rnd 5: YO, SL 1, K1, PSSO, K 2, YO, SL 1, K 1, PSSO, K 2 , K 2 tog, YO, K 2
The Chart on page 116 is correct, though the Legend should read :YO, SL 1, K1, PSSO
Round Worsted Weight Afterthought Heel Sock
Add to Toe Instructions: Decrease as for the heel.
Next Rnd Heel Division should read:
K 12(18, 22, 24, 26, 30), sts, place marker, K to end of rnd.
Round Fingering Weight Afterthought Heel Sock
-page 32, 33
Page 32 Next Rnd Heel Division should read:
K 18 (22, 26, 30, 32, 36), place marker, K to end of rnd. Page 33, Add to Toe Instructions: Decrease as for heel.
Clarification : All foot measurements in the instructions are to be measured after the heel is finished. Measure the foot flap and gusset heel socks from the gusset edge, and measure the foot for short-row heel socks from the first full round after completing the heel.
When you come upon instructions that say knit as for, referring you to a different pattern for the next step (for example, to the 40 stitch flap and gusset heel), knit that portion of your heel as you would for the referred pattern. In other words, knit it in the same manner, using the same short-row technique as in the referenced instructions. Knitting "as for" does not mean that you are to use the same number of stitches (which would be impossible, since only the 40 stitch heel uses forty stitches). Work the first two rows of your listed heel instructions, and then continue in the same manner as the 40 stitch flap and gusset heel (in other words, work one more stitch on each row, before doing the decrease and turn), until you have worked across all of the stitches.
Listen to the Knit Picks Podcast Interview
40 minutes of me blathering on and on while Kelly Petkun of Knit Picks asks some very good questions. Twice.
You (individuals, not companies or corporations) may knit as many items from the Freebie Friday patterns (or any other original free patterns posted here) as you like. You may sell those items and make a bazillion dollars doing so. I would rather you didn't repost the pattern pages, or print them to hand out to others. Link to here so people can download their own copies, please. I would also prefer that you not teach the patterns as classes without contacting me first about it. Crediting the design and designer would also be nice.
I would love for people to send me jpgs of items knit from the Freebie patterns. I'll post them if any come in.
I'm a writer (6 mysteries, one mainstream novel, 5 knitting books, lots of designs and reviews, paper dolls, blather), wife, mother, and grandmother. I knit, I watch TV obsessively while I knit, I spin, I read, I listen to music, and I talk. A lot.