Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Finally Sleeves :)....

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This past week I have been pretty motivated knitting-wise, I think it is because I really want to move on to new pastures and with the nip in the air already, I do get this "Got to Knit" Feeling.

I have finally caught up to where I was before I ripped back on my project, past that mark and have started the sleeves.

Usually I knit the sleeves flat and both at the same time, but with the patterning I decided it would be easier to knit each one in the round instead of having to figure it out how to sew it all together when done :)

When I started sleeve one last night I originally had it on DPNs, then I decided it was about time that I master the magic loop, which I think I have now done (what was I waiting for?), and transferred the project to my rounds. "Goodbye side ladders" which I hated from knitting on DPNs  (they always would happen on just one corner - so annoying!!)

I have a friend who is expecting her first baby, so it is nice to be able to browse through some baby patterns, I will be knitting something for her little one once this project is over, can't wait :)

OOOh, I have to tell you, I have seen and pre-ordered my Christmas Pressie, I can't wait to show you when it gets here, (it will still take a while though :( ) I won't spoil the surprise for you or me, but it has something to do with yarn ;)

Reading-Wise: I have pulled out my E-Reader and am reading a book electronically again, it is fun and convenient, but I have loved holding real books up till now again I must admit!

What book am I reading?


online book club hangout

Well the book from our Book-Club of course :) - The Life of Pi - so far I am really enjoying this title! 

If you missed the Online Book-Club event last Friday no worries, you can catch up on the broadcast HERE

You still have a chance to join in the fun, subscribe to the mailing list to find out all the relevant info.


online knitting club hangout

Talking of online Clubs - This Friday, 23rd August you can also take part in the Knitting Madness Hangout.

If you can't make this event, or would like to rather watch and take part through the twitter feed which I have started for this purpose, (#KMHangout), feel free to. The event will be broadcast LIVE here on the Blog on Friday!

I can't wait to see some new faces!

This LIVE Hangout is a great way to:

a. get some free advertising for your blog
b. meet some people worldwide who have the same passion for knitting
c. talk about your passion with others who can't wait to hear what you have to say!!

Places are limited to 10, first come first serve, so get there early, I will open the event 30 minutes before the time, and once places are filled the event is unfortunately closed to more participants, but you can watch it as soon as it is broadcasting :)



Don't Forget to enter yourself in this month's Giveaway

P.S. As the end of the month is approaching I have some new openings for Button Swap Buddies. Do you want to swap buttons with me next month? 
It is FREE and FUN!!
Find out more HERE

See you tomorrow for Tutorial Thursdays
x

I am linking with my usual lovely Wednesday Ladies :)


26 comments:

  1. wow this is a beautiful knit!! I'm reading the Morganville Vampire series (it's 14 books long with the 15th released in October) but I have life of pi in my reading list. Have a knitty Wednesday xx

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    1. Hi Vicki
      Good Luck with your series of books :)
      Thanks for the visit.
      x

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  2. This is looking great, good luck with the sleeves! Hope you enjoy life of pi, I really liked it!

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    1. Hi Sam,
      Thank you, I am really enjoying it so far, feel free to join in the feed on twitter #ttphangout or join us on the 20th September when we will be discussing the book :)
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  3. Great progress! Good luck with your magic loop sleeves. :)

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    1. Hi Erin,
      Thank you so much and thanks for visiting.
      x

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  4. This is my first visit to your blog. Love the sweater and all your energy. Lots going on.

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    1. Hi Yarn Changer,
      Welcome and thank you so much for your visit, much appreciated :)
      x

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  5. Pretty pattern, love the colour. X

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    1. Hi Deb,
      I must agree with you, the pattern is really lovely and so easy to catch on to. After a row or two you can do it blindly - so basic and yet looks so complicated - I love that :)
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  6. Lovely! I just learned about Magic Loop last night, but have not yet seen it in action. I suspect that the ladders you mention might be the problem I'm creating in my first DPN project. Well, at least it has a name.... LOL

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    1. Hi Melonie,
      It is really easy once you have the hang of it, I wish I had tried it sooner, life would have been so much easier and my WIPs would have been so much neater too :)
      Thanks you kindly for your visit.
      x

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  7. It's a lot easier to read the last page of a book if it is a "real" book. :-) I can feel the knitting time coming closer, too. Have a nice week. Regula

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    1. Hi Regula,
      I agree, it does come with that feeling of satisfaction closing the last page of a well-read book, oh well, next book maybe?
      Thanks for the visit.
      x

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  8. Lovely! The color is great and it looks so comfy. I need to work on Magic Loop - I hate DPNs too. But I want my sleeves to be even so maybe on the next project ;-)

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    1. Hi momentsofpeacemama,
      Yes, that has been my thing up to now too, even sleeves - that is why I usually knit them together. I have opted to count rows this time round so that I will still have even sleeves, a bit more effort but it is worth it for me.
      Thanks so much for the visit.
      x

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  9. Amazing project!!

    Here's my WIP: http://mibruno.com/en-proceso-102/

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    1. Hi Jazz,
      Thank you kindly :)
      I will be popping over to visit you shortly.
      x

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  10. Wow! Your progress on the blanket is coming along nicely.

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    1. Hi Sarah,
      Thanks for dropping by, have a super rest of your week.
      x

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  11. I've been hearing a lot about using the magic loop method rather than double pointed needles. I thought that if I kept trying hard enough I could eventually get rid of those ladders but maybe not? You've inspired me to give it a go thanks!

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    1. Hi alikelylass,
      Yes, that is what I used to hope for :) It seems to be working with the magic loop though so I am thrilled! Like any new knitting skill it does need to be refined but I am sure it will make a big difference to my knitting experience and satisfaction, I would advise you to definitely try it (use a longer cable though, I am using an 80cm and it is working out perfectly :))
      Thanks for visiting
      x

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  12. Beautiful project and yarn! It's funny, I learned Magic Loop before DPN's and I like DPN's better...so far. But I'll have to watch for that "laddering". I love all your groups and would love to partake but I have my hands full trying to get my house on the market right now but maybe later. Plus, my pc is crashing a lot and I'm sure it's just a matter of time and ,lots of money before I have to shell out for a new one! I've read Life of Pi and it was good I just had a hard time with a few parts of it but then I read before going to sleep and depending on the subject matter I don't like some of the thoughts it can create when I'm trying to have pleasant dreams! LOL! I always wondered if he really did get that story from someone....is that part true? Let me know if you find out in your book group. I'll be back! Love your blog.

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    1. Hi Sam I Am,
      Thank you for all the wonderful comments, it was lovely to read :)
      It would be wonderful to meet you in one of the groups, feel free to join in at any point in time, should your life become a little less stressful :D.
      I will definitely try to find out if the story is from someone or not and will let you know should I do so.
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  13. What a beautiful Sweater. I have never learned to use DPNs. I learned magic loop early on an d have seen no reason to learn to use DPNs.

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    1. Hi Amy,
      How lovely of you to visit :)
      You are lucky learning that early on. I must admit, I do like knitting socks on DPNs (but I guess that might change now ;)) but I have never had the need to really attempt the magic loop until now, and as I really don't want to look at my sleeves when done and feel unsatisfied because of the laddering, I really needed to give it a bash - Glad I did!
      See you soon.
      x
      P.S. Have you started the book yet?

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