Leslie Anne Pease :]

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Yellow Eyelet Socks From Start to Finish

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Just finished the yellow socks. Took pictures along the way, to show how I did the "Magic Loop" method for two at once, toe-up socks. I didn't really read one specific method or technique from one particular sock artist (designer), but instead incorporated the way I learned to do socks with things I saw in pictures online for the one needle "magic loop" method. Since I have been working with round needles for many decades, the whole thing made sense, quickly.

Unfortunately, my circular needles' center flexible nylon piece isn't as long as I read online they should be, but it still worked well and without a lot of problems. My needles are not the best quality on the market, so my stitches were hung up a lot on the crimped spots, but overall I really liked this method for doing socks.

At the toe, I started the knitting with a piece of junk yarn chained. From that, I picked up the lumps (24 for 24 stitches) and away I went! Shamefully, I didn't take a picture of that step... I'll be sure to show that someday.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Circular Needle and Toe-Up Socks

Here's my first pair of Toe-Up Socks on one circular knitting needle, in progress. Mondays are my daughters' day of after school activities and I had a lot of time to sit and figure this out. So psyched with the way it's turning out.
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These are the socks I just finished and posted yesterday...
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Warm Socks (Toe-Up Technique)

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Our six graders are going to their Nature's Classroom camping trip! The school picked another site, in CT and they are going in November. Burrrrr!

To keep my daughter warm, I made her these warm socks to wear in the cabin, in her boots or while she sleeps.

This pair of toe-up socks was done one at a time, on double point needles. Oh did I not enjoy that. Used to have the patience to work with dpn, but this time around they drove me up the wall. And although this time the yarn gave me a hint when to start the heal and when to end the cuff, future socks would be more difficult to make the same, one at a time.

So, I am teaching myself how to do the technique using one round needle and working two socks at one time.

In the meantime, here are my finished socks.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Teal Sweater Finished!!! (I look like a wax museum mannequin!)

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Finished this sweater, tonight while my daughters enjoyed their after school activities. The longest evening of activities is Mondays and I tend to get a lot of knitting done.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Huge Disappointment For The Amherst Sixth Grade

Like many schools, every year our 6th graders attend a Nature's Classroom overnight camp for a week and never missed a year. Our kids' scheduled week was to be next week. To every parent's relief, our 6th graders' time has canceled. All due to a BED BUG infestation!

In the past, we had heard rumors of bed bugs at this campground and we were told the camp had taken great measures to get rid of the creepy little things. But, during a parent meeting info came out that there was still a bed with the bugs (yuck). They called it a Hot Spot the Beagle (yes, a dog) sniffed out. The camp's solution was to close that bunkhouse. Guess that wasn't enough to contain the bugs or it wasn't a satisfactory solution for the school. Either way (!!!) Really feel like we dodged that bullet!

My daughter is heartbroken; she has been preparing for weeks! The last day or so, the kitchen has been barely negotiable due to the bags stuffed with all the items on her "Must List". This morning, we were just getting ourselves ready to pick up the last of the last when I saw the email with the bad news.

It may not be the same thing, but I am sure the school will arrange for a week of fun things much like the activities the kids would have done, at camp.

Sorry kids (Pheeee-U)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Teal Sweater Further Along

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Made a little more progress on the teal sweater. Decided after finishing a sleeve the sleeve looked terrible, so I unraveled it and started again. The second time around, I picked up stitches from the body's armhole. We'll see if this time is the charm...

Do like the way the mock turtleneck turned out. Not too high or tight, making it perfect for a regular turtleneck underneath, when the weather gets colder.

Leslie Anne Pease

I picked this strange color to match a couple flannel pants I recently made. The yarn is by Sweetheart and it's a nylon/poly blend. Wanted the worsted cotton but couldn't find the color in the local stores and online was a tick expensive.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Bright Yellow Sample Sweater

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Finished this sweater a couple days ago. It is another sample sweater. On this sweater, the sleeves do not repeat the body pattern (unlike the sweater I posted the other day...), instead both sleeves on this sweater are different from the other and is just a partial pattern pulled from the body's pattern.

The color is a wonderful bright yellow cotton yarn. Going to be a fun, happy color in the dead of winter! It's also very roomy so I'll be able to have layers underneath without the feeling of being stuffed. Bought and used a good part of two cones of the color.

I have been knitting for so long and make up my own patterns. The sweater design is very basic and it's pattern are stitch patterns that can be found in old sweaters such as fishermen sweaters.

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Here's the pattern and color of the sweater on which I am currently working.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Halloween

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Every season we put out a different mailbox which I handpaint, to celebrate the season. The kids on the school bus get a treat out of seeing them.
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Stacked!

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Going to be WaRm and CoZy! We LOVE heating with wood. It's such a penetrating heat and in New England, it can get cold!

We had these six cords of wood delivered over the weekend and had fun as a family stacking. Even had the little ones from next door interested in the "play"!

Expecting another delivery in the next few days. Let's see if we can enlist the helpers again!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Cotton Sample Sweater

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I like calling this a Sample Sweater because shown are several different block patterns show the various whole sweater patterns available.



So eager to buy more cones of cotton yarn and sample some more patterns.