The Knitting Dietitian

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Friday, March 27, 2009

revamp reusable bags

Here's a fun little project I did this week! My husband and I have a couple of those reusable bags that we've gotten at Tom Thumb. They are pretty handy but rather ugly. So I decided to make up a patch to cover up the 'Tom Thumb, ingredients for life' nonsense.

I've only done one so far. The are sublime stitches fruits. So I think I'll put veggies on the other. I like the way the patch came out but, the bag is pretty big and could maybe use something else...

And now for a fun pic of my Razor Cami progress. Yay! I still haven't abandoned it yet!!

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Razor Cami Progress

I have been diligent with this project so far. After the ribbing I struggled with the lace pattern for a couple of rows, ripped that out, and things are going good now. Once you get a few of the lace rows going, the pattern gets easier because you can see what to do. Here we are with 3 full skeins of Classic Elite Sundance...
Earlier this week, I realized I grossly underestimated my yarn needs. So I stopped back by my LYS and picked up 3 more skeins. Now I feel confident that I have enough!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Progress on my Tweed Baby Doll Tunic. Well, this pattern has some faults which slowed me down a bit. Mostly I just got really irritated because the bust shaping was not written clearly at all so, I just ignored the project for a while. After having a few other knitters agree it was written crap-ily, I decided to wing it and just use my best judgement. I think that part came out okay in the end. Now I just have the back to finish. I'm on my last ball of yarn and really hoping it makes it!! As you can see the mid-section is looking a little on the big side. So, I probably could've knitted a size smaller. I can always seam up the sides a bit to make it fit, if bigness is the case. But that will annoy me.

And due to my impatience, I have started on a spring-inspired knit. Its the razor cami. I found the pattern on Its a super cute, simple lace tank top. I am doing the small size given this time, due to my past problems of over-estimating my size. Its a stretchy top, that appears to fit many different sizes (on ravelry). The yarn is Sundance by Classic Elite Yarns. Actually my first time to buy any Classic Elite brand.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Perfect Beer Sweater

Here is my own version of a beer sweater:


Some yarn. I used some scrap wool.

Yarn needle

Needles: 4, size 5 US DPN


kfb- knit through front, then knit through back of stitch (increase)

k2tog- knit two stitches together (decrease)


CO 24
k2, p2 rib for 12 rows
k one round

*k3, kfb* repeat to end (30 stitches)

k two rounds

k14, kfb, k14, kfb (32 stitches)

k two rounds

k15, kfb, k15, kfb (34 stitches)

k until piece measures ~5 1/2 inches

k15, k2tog, k15, k2tog (32 stitches)

k2,p2 rib for 3 rows

Bind off!
In contrasting color, embroider initial in chain stitch (as desired)

Action shot! Makes a great gift for guests!

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