Tag Archives: Sweaters

Baby Surprise Jacket — A Puzzle!

Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket pattern creates a truly bizarre-looking piece of knitting until you fold it up correctly. It seemed like a good gift idea for friends of ours who like puzzles, and they were conveniently coming over for … Continue reading

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More Adventures in Steeking

Hello, everyone!  Long time, no see!  The semester is over, and the never-ending project that shall not be named is almost done, so hopefully I’ll have some bandwidth for blogging more! Of course, with taking three classes and working full … Continue reading

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School has Eaten My Brain

Hi all — sorry for the lack of blog posts recently.  I’ve just started taking some classes again, and they’re currently eating my brain —  the winter intersession intensive course is over, and now I’m taking 3.5 courses for the … Continue reading

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Shrunk — Just the Right Amount

Ok — here it it, the post you’ve all been waiting for — Finished, shrunken Stilwell!  You can see in these pictures that the pills are just as bad as ever, but boy oh boy does it fit better: Close-up: … Continue reading

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Stilwell Shrinking

In the fine tradition of “before” and “after” pictures, here is the kind of crappy before picture that doesn’t really quite compare with the after picture.  This picture was taken just after steeking the sweater, so there’s no button band, … Continue reading

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Sweater fixing update

The boiling basically did nothing, so I tried throwing the sweater in the dryer.  Let’s just say I have the slowest electric dryer on the planet.  It took about an hour of drying in the dryer (checking every 5-10 minutes) … Continue reading

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Last-Minute Fix: Neck Opening Too Small!

Some of you may remember that I posted pictures of my finished mini version of the Netherlands Sampler Pullover just before Thanksgiving.  Well, there was a small snag in the plans.  Just as we were getting ready to hop in … Continue reading

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