Posts Tagged ‘cotton tape’

Starting a Mitered Vest

August 6, 2014

I had this beautiful cotton tape from Blue Heron.  It weighed nine ounces.  I knew I had enough to make a vest, probably a short-sleeved top, but I really needed the vest to wear with long-sleeved blouses.  When I held it up to two of them, it looked great–a third, not so much, but some blue Crystal Palace I have does.  I guess I’ll be making two vests.

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I made a sample of four miters to see what I liked.  My favorite is the one on the right, but it takes twice as long to produce.  The garter stitch and stockinet were ‘ok’, so I went with the left one, knit three rows, purl one.  I used a 5 needle and a 31 stitch base.  They are 3 3/4 inches across.  I may finish it with an attached I-cord.

more miters 009  It looks great so far.

Blue Heron Warehouse Sale

July 1, 2014

Maria and I wanted to go but her granddaughter was in hospital.  The child is smart and talented and has learned to knit and sew with Grandma.  They spend a lot of time together.  Maria thinks the world of her.  So I went alone.

I woke up intending to get out the door early, but it didn’t happen.  I was one hundred years old that morning.  I couldn’t do anything and didn’t leave until after noon.  Still, there was a good amount to look through.

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I want to make summer socks in aqua or turquoise.  I couldn’t decide which one to buy so I bought all three.  The one on the right is nine ounces of cotton tape.  I have no idea what I am going to make with it.  I just liked it.

Then I drove over to Frivolous Fibers and found this.  It’s alpaca, merino and glitz.  Don’t ask.

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