Tag Archives: Techniques

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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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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Tweaking

I’ve never been happy with how my Stilwell turned out — the button band was always a little wonky, the gauge was too loose for the yarn (causing lots of pills) and the sweater is too big for me.  Yesterday … Continue reading

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Test-Run

I have a really, really cute plan for Jesse’s Halloween costume, but I’m a little scared of sewing with knits, even with my friend Dawn’s fancy-schmancy sewing machine. Part one of the test was making a pair of Big Butt … Continue reading

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New Skills Hat: Junie Cap

New skills!  Exciting you say, right? Well, in this case, Jesse’s less-than-desirable new skill (taking hats off) is leading to me acquiring new skills and using new techniques.  In the frozen land of Massachusetts, hats are really non-negotiable in the … Continue reading

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