Thursday, March 31, 2005


just now posting here. *sigh* it's coming along for me but i put it down for a few weeks due to wanting to finish up some other projects and put up a fence and landscaping and such. :) i'm to the bodice and will probably end up seaming the sleeves on the armpit area. i should have put them on scrap yarn instead of stretching the stitches over the holders. oh well, i'll work it out. :) i'll post my photos soon. :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Hi All--getting ready to start!

Just wanted to introduce myself and say hi! I'm Amy from WittyKnits. I am currently finishing up Sitcom Chic from knitty, but should have that done soon (hopefully today) and will then cast on for Bad Penny. I've swatched it up and am ready to go. Here's the before shot:

Yep, I found the actual yarn called for in the pattern, and even at 40% off. Unfortunately, my LYS closed a couple of weeks later, so if I need more, I'm out of luck. But I think I'll be ok. I look forward to meeting you all here.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Here's a close-up of the eyelet border. Posted by Hello

A finished Bad Penny! Just in time for Easter meal with the family! You know I got to wear it. Posted by Hello

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Welcome to Stefanie :)

Bad Penny KAL

Just want to extend a "Hello" to Bad Penny designer, Stefanie Japel. I received a great email back from her and she is "really psyched" that we are knitting her pattern.

To seam or not to seam

Well, I'm finished with the knitting part of the sweater but now I'm trying to decide whether or not to seam the sleeves. The pattern does not say to, but I think my sweater will look more finished if I do. Any thoughts?

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Worked out that eyelet issue

Well, I figured out my eyelet problem. Seems I was overthinking the whole thing. After ripping this section out a few times, I decided to just follow the pattern exactly (HAHAHAA). Funny how that made it turn out. (I feel like a dope.) So when the graph says to K2tog, I did even if the next stitch was a purl stitch, and when the graph said to YO, I YO knitwise, not purlwise. The finished product looks pretty good, I think. After I figured that whole thing out, finishing the ribbing at the bottom and the sleeves was fairly easy. I'm working on the collar now. I'll post pics when I'm done!

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Third time is the charm, no?

Sooooo....yup, frogged it AGAIN last night and immediately cast on because I knew that if I didn't, this project may end up on the back burner and I didn't really want that to happen.

Will I ever learn to NOT knit when I'm tired? Obviously hasn't happened yet. Mom always said I was stubborn....yep, but I prefer tenacious or determined :)

I'm making mine out of Plymouth's Stone Cotton in black which I got at Elann's on a great sale. The trim will be in Tahki's Old "New Tweed" in blue #020. I say old "new Tweed" because Tahki changed the fiber content a bit and will reintroduce the line in the Spring.

Here is a swatch of the sleeve eyelet pattern...

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Those gosh darn eyelets!

Well, it's been smooth knitting up to the eyelets in the bottom ribbing. I'm going to have to rip them out and try again today. The yo's and the K2tog are a bit confusing with the ribbing. the first row of eyelets look ok, but the second one looks awful. Phah!

Friday, March 18, 2005

Welcome to the Bad Penny Knit-along!

Grab a cup of your favorite stuff, find a comfy place, look out the window and imagine Spring. It's on the way...and we are on the way to making something perfect for the warmer weather.

Come on in and join us!

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