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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Saturday, September 17, 2011

A simple knitter

I am done.

Here is Miss Scarlett's sweater :

I knit it from Elizabeth Zimmerman's famous and thought-free Tomten pattern I found in this book, bought years ago when I was under the delusion I was going to become an ace knitter until I found out it took too long to finish anything. The pattern is also available here from Schoolhouse press. There are about a million better versions of this sweater on the internet.

Apparently the sibling has dropped, so it seemed like a good time last night to finish the baby blanket I started too, before he/she arrives:

130 stitches, 10 stitches of knit, 10 stitches of purl and after 10 rows you reverse the order to make the little squares. About as complex a pattern as I can handle.

And finally here is my leatherette skirt in the planning stages, now partially sewn up. No one was more surprised than me that those curved pieces are fitting in quite easily:

Now off to a party with the Cookie Monster.


gwensews said...

Nice knitting! Have a great time with Cookie. As I remember, Cookie Monster says, "gimme' cookie, cookie, cookie"!

shams said...

What a cute sweater!!

Texan said...

That little sweater is cute as a bug.