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So my husband and me went out and purchased two new but used chairs for our library.  Given that they were used we didn’t exactly have a choice on colors but that is ok.  It is ok because I can crochet some blankets to go over the chairs.  That is actually one new project, two afghans that I have no idea when I will complete.  The second project is a birthday present for my husband, and nope I’m not telling!  Third project is a sweater for myself.  You see I was actually going to finish the project for my husband except my needle broke!  I was knitting along, yes it is a knit, when Ta Da! my needle came off of the plastic wire, yes it is a circular needle.  Grr!  Did everything I could to fix it but no go, looks like I have to buy a new one.  Except the nearest needle is half an hour away, of which I’m not driving for just a needle.  That is where my sweater comes in, once I pick up the needle I need my husband will be home from the North Slope, this means I can’t work on his project.  So I will work on my sweater.

Below is a picture of a square in the afghan and two pictures of my library:


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Christmas Sweaters

Pattern:  Amused

Source: Raverly

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft, Lavender Blue.  315 yd/skein, 3 skiens

Needles: size 9 circular and 5 size 9 dpn

Size: Small, Medium, and Large

Dates: Lena – Sept 15th to Oct 14th 2010, Janette’s – Oct. 15th to Nov. 6th, 2010, Tina’s – Nov. 7th to Dec. 7th 2010

Modifications:  Collar pattern modified, sleaves are full long sleaves.


The collar patten did this weird thing where the cable went over different stitchs then in the body.  For Janette’s and Tina’s sweater I modified the collar pattern so that the cross was where it should be.  Not certain why the designer did it the way they did, it looks absolutly weird and is unnessary, the modification doesn’t really change all that much, besided how it is written.  The change is simple, instead of crossing a k2, p2 under/over a k2, p2 I cross a p2, k2 with a p2, k2 when the cross is suppose to happen.  This lines everything up correctly.


Row 4: Sl 1 knitwise, K2 [(follow like C8L except p2, k2) (like C8R except p2, k2) p2, k2. repeat 7 times, k1.

If need be I can write out the row fully and correctly.

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