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ValentinesAllYear
Christmas In July by Tanis Lavallee
Knitting
me
imaginethatanid on ravelry
45"
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2,025 yards
Dream in Color Jilly
361 yards in stash
0.18 skeins = 79.2 yards (72.4 meters), 20 grams
Yellow-green
July 3, 2015
Holiday Yarns FlockSock Sock
48 yards in stash
2.88 skeins = 1152.0 yards (1053.4 meters), 288 grams
Pink
Holiday Yarns in Syracuse, New York
October 18, 2014
Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply Toes
200 yards in stash
0.25 skeins = 100.0 yards (91.4 meters), 25 grams
Orange
June 22, 2014
Spartickes Dyes Will & Grace Sock Base
12 yards in stash
0.22 skeins = 88.0 yards (80.5 meters), 22 grams
Purple
Spartickes Dyes
June 27, 2015
Twisted 45° North Fingering
80 yards in stash
0.58 skeins = 110.2 yards (100.8 meters), 29 grams
Blue
Twisted PDX
March 2, 2012
Twisted 45° North Fingering
8 yards in stash
0.4 skeins = 76.0 yards (69.5 meters), 20 grams
Gray
Twisted PDX
March 2, 2012
madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
260 yards in stash
0.38 skeins = 159.6 yards (145.9 meters)
Natural/Undyed
March 2012
madelinetosh Unicorn Tails
1 skein = 52.0 yards (47.5 meters)
Brown
Happy Knits in Portland, Oregon
January 2016
madelinetosh Unicorn Tails
1 skein = 52.0 yards (47.5 meters)
Purple
Happy Knits in Portland, Oregon
January 2016
madelinetosh Unicorn Tails
1 skein = 52.0 yards (47.5 meters)
Natural/Undyed
Happy Knits in Portland, Oregon
January 2016
madelinetosh Unicorn Tails
1 skein = 52.0 yards (47.5 meters)
Black
Happy Knits in Portland, Oregon
January 2016
madelinetosh Unicorn Tails
1 skein = 52.0 yards (47.5 meters)
Red
Happy Knits in Portland, Oregon
January 2016
Notes

reworking the color chart for what I have + 5 purchased Unicorn Tails. 11 colors + MC.

Yarniac’s Self Indulgent KAL because it’s so very bright and breaks into full skeins I’d been saving, which is very Don’t Hoard the Precious themed from the Sassy Pants Knitter podcast (as well as using the last of my Rhinebeck 2014 stash!)

February 3, 2016

Cast on for 41” size with size 3 needles, and after completing the ribbing after the tubular cast on, it was just too tight.

Revising my size guess:

  • going up to size 4 for tubular cast on, switching to size 5 before ribbing.
  • cast on for the 49” size for the neckline, and then adjusting the first increase sequence to get me to a stitch count between 45 and 49” sizes. made this number still divisible by 4 to match the chart.
  • need to adapt the sleeve and back/front division counts.

February 6, 2016

finished the main color work, adapted quite a bit for my charted design, including an edging that fades into the pink base color.

February 8, 2016

created a underbust band that began with 1x1 twisted ribbing, transitioned into 1x1 fair isle (continuing twisted stitch for the pink) in 3 colors, and back to the twisted ribbing. 2 1/2” from armhole to band, band is 2 3/4”

February 10, 2016

engineered increases for the empire waist, focusing more at the front stitches. continuing front increases and less back increases.

February 17, 2016

started in on the 3rd of the skeins of pink!

February 21, 2016

charted out and began the fair isle band for the bottom. diverged from the chart after maybe 10 rows and totally improvised, some based on how much of a color remained

February 26, 2016

switched to the color used for the twisted rib at the top (Trodden TML) and did stockinette rows and twisted run rows.

February 27, 2016

decided it was worth it to try the tubular bind off to match the cast-on. switched to pink and did the 4 rows of set-up (in twisted rib). it took around 2 hours to kitchener the 450 stitches - during Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars.

February 28, 2016

Wove in a kazillion ends and blocked!

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February 3 2016
February 27 2016
 
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  • Originally queued: December 1, 2015
  • Project created: February 4, 2016
  • Updated: May 12, 2016
  • Progress updates: 6 updates