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Tatting, knitting, etc.

I’m knitting a sweater from Big Girl Knits called “Bombshell.” It’s a top-down, raglan sleeves (possibly no seams– I have to check), with lots of shaping and short rows to accommodate chests, hips, stomachs, etc. It’s coming along nicely, but I worry it may end up being too big, or I might run out of yarn. Eep. The yarn is superwash wool, and my swatch did shrink a bit in the wash, so I’m hoping that when the finished sweater goes through the wash, it will snug up perfectly. Of course the smart thing would have been to take the balls of yarn, convert them into hanks, wash the hanks in the laundry, and then knit the sweater (post-shrinkage). What can I say? I am not the smartest girl in the toolshed.

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I’ve also made a little tatted motif (#11 of 25) to go on my tatting design notebook. This notebook is where I chart out motifs and designs to try out, or where I play around with freeform designs (like the one on the cover, which is simple, but freeform in that I didn’t really work from a pattern).

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3 thoughts on “Tatting, knitting, etc.”

  1. I’ve wanted to knit Bombshell for a long time! I can’t wait to see how it comes out. (And yes, it’s seamless – which means you can try it on as you go, and make adjustments.)

    I’m a little surprised your swatch shrank in the wash, though – a lot of people say that superwash tends to grow.

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