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November 19 2011
December 3 2011
Project info
Peabody by Leila Raabe
Aunt Val
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Cascade Yarns® Cascade 220® Heathers
4.5 skeins = 990.0 yards (905.3 meters), 450 grams
Crazy Girl Yarn Shop in Coralville, Iowa

I had queued Nesselrode by Norah Gaughan, but all the finished projects showed complaints of the too-large shoulders or the excess of ease. I had considered just altering it, then Brooklyn Tweed released a bunch of fall patterns. This basically looks like a fitted Nesselrode: the answer to my dilemma! Can’t wait to get going on it!

FINALLY casting on for this guy. I want to get it done for an HPHC November class….I have a little over a week…which I have off for Thanksgiving….I think I can do it!

Gauge is right on! I should be done with the decreases by tonight (same day I cast on)!

Finished the back, now I have to contemplate the front. I would like to try to convert it to a v-neck, per my aunt’s request. I don’t know how to do the ribbing on a v-neck, but I can figure that out. I’ll have to think on how to make the lace work first….

In some unknown place and time, I learned how to adapt lace patterns on the fly when decreasing through them. I have had no problem at all getting the v-neck to work. My only problem is that I’m not sure I like it. Actually, I have another problem: by my math, I should have 23 sts on each shoulder when I’m done decreasing my neck sts (I did the math so that I would decrease the same 35 sts as called for in the pattern, just at a different rate for the v-neck). I should have 18 by the pattern. That’s 10 sts (5 each side) extra. I’m not entirely sure how that happened or how I’m going to rectify it. On the fly, I suppose.

Strike that. I CANNOT COUNT. All’s well. :)

Didn’t like the v-neck, so ripped back to my lifeline (I’m so smart sometimes!) and redid it as written. Much better! Now to block and knit some sleeves.

I realize every picture is a different shade of blue. :) The first and third are most color-accurate. There will be better pictures when I have an aunt nearby to model it.

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November 19 2011
December 3 2011
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  • Originally queued: September 22, 2011
  • Project created: November 19, 2011
  • Finished: December 4, 2011
  • Updated: December 10, 2011
  • Progress updates: 9 updates