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Felici Socks – First Progress Report

Time for a new project!  I have (stupidly) chosen to try to knit a pair of socks in a week’s time.  I’d like to have them done in time for my Mother-in-Law’s birthday, which is next Monday.

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I’m knitting these socks again, except this time I’m actually knitting the picot cuff.  I’ve finished the cuff on the first sock and started knitting the leg.  Let me tell you, the cuff is beautiful, but it sure was a pain in the butt to secure to the inside of the sock.  Now that I’ve done one, I’ve figured out how to make it less fiddly, but boy was it a challenge in the beginning.

I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to complete the pair since the pattern is very plain aside from the cuff.  It’ll depend on how my little ones behave over the course of the week, though.  🙂

(I’m using Knit Picks Felici Fingering in “Marine Life” and size 2.75mm dpns.)

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Ribbed Toddler Top – Fourth Progress Report

Wow.  I’ve been ribbing like crazy, and I’m still not done!

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I’m 2.5 inches away from finishing the length.  That doesn’t sound like much, but ribbing + fingering weight yarn = slow progress.  I think all the work will be worth it, though.  Eva’s going to look super cute wearing it!


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Ribbed Toddler Top – Third Progress Report

This time I have more extensive progress to share:

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So far I’ve knit about 6.5 inches past the armholes.  I’m not sure how much more length I should add.  I thought about making Eva try it on, but I quickly came to my senses.  There’s no way she would stand still while I juggle the needles and cable.  Total disaster waiting to happen.

I guess I’ll keep knitting until it looks right.  I am not looking forward to binding off all those stitches.  I’ve already decided I’m going to use the sewn bind off so the bottom turns out extra stretchy, and that takes an extra long time.  :/


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Just a Little Update on My Little Ones

Both of the kids had doctor’s appointments last week, and I’m pleased to report that both are doing very well.  🙂  Eva now weighs 21 lbs 13 oz and measures 30 inches.  Kirsi weighs 8 lbs 4 oz and measures 20 inches.  (She supposedly measured 20 inches at birth, but I’m inclined to believe they may have measured her seriously extended conehead.)

Eva at 19 months:

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Kirsi at 3.5 weeks:

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Ribbed Toddler Top – Second Progress Report

How about a quick update on my Ribbed Toddler Top?

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Nothing major – I just added a couple of inches to the length.  Fingering weight yarn tends to slow my progress.  🙂  I can see I’m going to have tons of yarn left over when I’m finished, so I’m already brainstorming a matching accessory.  Maybe a hat?


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Ribbed Toddler Top – First Progress Report

After finishing the set of dishcloths I blogged about earlier, I spent some time trying to decide what I wanted to knit next.  My Ravelry queue surely isn’t lacking, but none of the projects in it were calling to me.  I wanted something kind of mindless and not too time consuming.  I finally settled on the Non Stop Top.  I read that the pattern runs kind of small, so I chose to do the 3-4 year size (for my 19 month old who will be 2 years old when cold weather hits) and use size 4 needles.  (Ok, the needle choice may have had more to do with what needles I actually have, but we can pretend.)

I’m using a discontinued yarn, Knit Picks Essential, in a beautiful tonal blue called “Jay.”  I bought this yarn years ago at a super discounted price when Knit Picks was clearing out their stock.  I can’t say it’s the softest, but it may soften up after washing, and Eva will be wearing a shirt underneath the top, anyway.

The pattern is pretty simple.  It’s just a ribbed raglan top with a split neck.  I’m not really a fan of split necks, but I didn’t feel like modifying the pattern.  I considered just knitting the whole thing in the round, but I doubt the top would have fit over Eva’s huge head if I did that.

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I’ve completed the entire raglan portion, and now I’m just knitting straight.  The pattern says to knit the body extra long since the length gets sucked up when worn.  I’ll probably be knitting this for a while considering I don’t have a knitting-friendly schedule at this time.  At least it’s easy to put down and pick back up!