My Version of Nesting

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My Version of Nesting

I don't clean. I knit. (Sorry for the bad pics -- I never feel like using the camera when the sun is up!)

The Trellis sweater is done, just waiting on buttons from my mom:

I'm almost done with a basic raglan sweater. It's plain, but it's Cashmerino Aran. So so so so soft and yummy. My gauge is way off, but it'll fit at some point, right?

And I've started on the Pea Pod Sweater (free from Interweave! They have such cool stuff!). It's knit all in one piece, back and forth, so it's slow going, but I love the lace work. I'm hoping it will fit next spring, so I'm making it in the one-year size!

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Joined: 11/08/06
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Great Job!! I remember having a hard time knitting at the end because my needles kept slipping off my belly! Lol
Your due date's coming fast, Good luck!!

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Great job. Your baby will be the best dressed baby on the block. Smile

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Awesome work! Can't wait to see the last one finished!

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Super work (play?) Elizabeth! Knitting in summer is hard for me. It has been so hot & humid! UGH!
In September I hope to get going again. I have an "all in one" sweater pattern I'd like to try too.

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"gardenbug" wrote:

Super work (play?) Elizabeth! Knitting in summer is hard for me. It has been so hot & humid! UGH!
In September I hope to get going again. I have an "all in one" sweater pattern I'd like to try too.

It's pretty hot and humid (well, humid for Tucson!) here as well, but I just spend all day in the baby's room -- the only air conditioned room in the house! I have three options -- nap, read, or knit. And I do a lot of all three!

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I finished the blue sweater, and learned a very valuable lesson. Cashmerino is not nearly as forgiving to hiding ends as wool is. I had to change yarn mid-row because I forgot to plan ahead, and it is super obvious. It's going to bug me forever.

I'm still working on the PeaPod sweater, but more slowly. I got sick of finished projects (I want this baby to come and make me stop knitting!) so I decided to start something that there is NO WAY I can finish, even if he waits until we're 41 weeks along!

It's the Cables and O's cardigan from No Sheep for You. Size 3 needles, DK weight cotton, and 1/3 of the stitches are knit through the back. This ought to slow me down!

Close up of the stitches:

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I like the way, you think -- If you start a knit that there is no way you can finish before LO gets here - then he will stop waiting on you to finish your knit project before he arrives. It's sneaky but I think it just might work.

The Cable & O's sweater looks good so far.

I'm not sure if I can tell where you joined the new yarn on the Cashmerino sweater, but I understand what you're saying about how you'll always know it and see it when you see the sweater.

Joined: 07/13/07
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Wow, great job on all of it! As I've mentioned before, I am new to knitting. The only thing I've made so far are dishcloths and I'm working on a scarf now. My goal is to complete a sweater some day.

One of my friends who just had a baby recently didn't clean while she was nesting, either. She sewed. Like a lunatic. I thought we were all going to have to do some kind of twisted intervention of some sort LOL