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new equipment purchase!

  • Aug. 15th, 2005 at 12:57 PM
I just ordered my spinning wheel from The Woolery! It's a Lendrum folding wheel. I'm so excited, I can hardly wait for it to arrive! Also, last week, my mother-in-law went to a yard sale and came home with a metal skein winder/swift for me, and she only paid $3.00 for it.

I put the buttons on the shirt I posted last week, so it's now officially finished.

I cast on for a sweater for my husband, and it's coming along quickly since it's in a bulky weight on size 9 needles. This will be the first thing I ever knit for him (he's picky and "doesn't like wool"). When I asked him what kind of sweater he wanted me to make, he said he wanted one like Prof. Lupin in the movie "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." I finally found a scene that shows the sweater well, and got a good look at it. The character's supposed to be very poor, and the sweater is an old, ratty, stretched-out grayish-brown wool cardigan. So, that's not what I'm making him now, because I had some cotton/acrylic blend yarn set aside to make as sweater for him, because all his sweaters are cotton. I'm making the sweater on the cover of Interweave Knits Summer 2002 issue. It's pictured on female models, but I decided it's a unisex pattern because there is no shaping, and the design isn't effeminate. And if he doesn't like it, I'll just wear it.

Just to be clear, I'm still making him the ratty-looking sweater he wants, I just don't have the materials right now, and I've never designed a sweater from scratch (that I've actually finished, I have three in the works), so it might take some time.

And I remade a part of a costume for my friend (I didn't originally make the part I was replacing), which I just ranted about in my new community, seam_stress.

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