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fray update

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i knit the fray sweater in the contiguous method forever ago. i wear it some but just thought that i would wear it more if i updated it a bit. 

updated fray @sneezerville

so i unraveled the sleeves to just above the elbows. reknit the garter border and the little curl of stockinette. i unraveled the bottom of the sweater too and added on some of the sleeve yarn, knit the garter stitch border and added a curling stockinette edge in the gray from the sleeves.

updated fray @sneezerville

please excuse the blurry pics. i was having a bad camera day. i love the results and think that i will wear it even more now!

Peter Pan T-shirt

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need a new basic piece to wear.

took my favorite t-shirt and lay it on top of a very large Hanes t-shirt and cut around the body portion. then i used part of a pattern piece to cut the necklines and armholes for the front and back pieces. i made the sleeves to fit as well.

peter pan t-shirt @sneezerville

then stitched it all up by hand. i hadn't done that in soooooo long! it was really nice to sit down and make a piece in that manner again.

peter pan t-shirt @sneezerville

for the collar, i lay a piece of paper a top the neckline and traced the neckline. then i sketched out the shape of the collar. added a 1/4" around all the edges. cut 2 for each side. stitched them together with right sides, facing, turned them right side out, folded them over the neckline and stitched in place. also added some top stitching to the collar.

peter pan t-shirt @sneezerville

i love it!

peter pan t-shirt @sneezerville

New Knitting Pattern: Borgia Mitt Set

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a quirky set of mitts featuring one mitt knit in the round and one knit flat using garter stitch and a 6 stitch cable pattern. directions are given for both. but feel free to make 2 of one or 2 of both or a mismatched pair like mine!

new knitting pattern: borgia mitt set @sneezerville

directions are given to make a mismatched set or a complete pair of either mitt.

pattern : garter and 6 st cable

shape : seamless tube & seamed tube

directions : written and chart

new knitting pattern: borgia mitt set @sneezerville

yarn : 334 yds Patons North America Classic Wool Tweeds (worsted weight; 90% wool, 7% acrylic, 3% rayon; 1.5 skeins: black tweed)

needle : US 6 (4mm) circular or double pointed needles or needles to obtain gauge 
Cable needle

gauge : 20 sts x 33 rnds = 3.5 inches in garter stitch & Cable pattern in the round (unblocked) 
21sts x 34 rows = 3.5 inches in garter stitch & Cable pattern knit flat (unblocked)

finished measurements : 9.75 inches tall (from cable tip to cable tip) x 7 inches in circumference for mitt A 
9 inches tall x 7 inches in circumference for mitt B

new knitting pattern: borgia mitt set @sneezerville

you can get the pattern here, on ravelry, over at craftsy, kollabora, etsy or loveknitting for those out of country buyers!

new knitting pattern : borgia mitt set @sneezerville

in progress

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i started to hand stitch a new shirt yesterday. (i am need of a few new wardrobe pieces that i haven't worn every week for the past 2 years.) i also haven't stitched up anything by hand in a coon's age. i am using some old t-shirts that i had stashed away for just this occasion. giving it a peter pan collar. otherwise it will just be a basic black piece. perfect for matching with anything.

peter pan tee to be @sneezerville

but i had to set it aside before finishing so that i work on some tv knitting while watching those horrible patriots trounce my beloved colts!! 

mismatched mitts in progress @sneezerville

these will be a set of mismatched fingerless mitts.


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i made several pairs of these rand mitts but decided i didn't really care for the one that i made for myself.

rand mitts pattern @sneezerville

i like a longer finger area so i lengthened mine with some scrap yarn yarn that i had. i just picked up where i left off and went round and round several more times.

rand mitts pattern @sneezerville

done. now i wear them everyday.

the scrap yarn came from another project the received an alteration. i will talk about it after i manage to get some pics of it.

crocheted mug cozies

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i am addicted to making these mug cozies. i just use peaches n cream yarn from wally world.

crocheted mug cozies @sneezerville

they are similar to this pattern on ravelry which is free by the way. though i didn't actually use that pattern. i just based my off of the picture.

crocheted mug cozies @sneezerville

i did two different crocheted mesh patterns for both of these and buttons from my stash.

crocheted mug cozy @sneezerville

i bought more of the yarn and plan on making a few in different colors and sending them to the paradigm gallery (if they want them).