Sunday, December 28, 2008

Hey Santa, I wanted a Sweater for Christmas too!!

Since I didn't receive one, I guess that's my signal to get sewing the sweater I started well over a year ago. Nearly 2 years ago, I was gifted several balls of Patons Decor in Aubergine for my birthday from my MIL Rhonda and I had started a sweater with that but I frogged it and the yarn sat for a while until I found the Tilted Duster from Interweave Knits Fall 2007 issue. So yesterday I got it out of hiding and started sewing. I've been loathing, no maybe fearing the sewing because I never like how it turns out because I am a poor seamstress. actually turned out not to bad. So now it is finally finished, all I need to do is find some buttons for it (I want to find pewter coloured ones) and ofcourse I'm going to wash it and block it a bit. :-) Once I find the buttons I like, I will post it up again. I'm really looking forward to wearing it soon!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Finally Finished

I finished it. Finally. Oh it is so soft and pretty. I used Ultra Alpaca. It took forever to dry though. I'll post a picture of it later. But if you want to see it, it is on my ravelry(chonnybunny) page.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Tilted Duster not done ..

Hi all
Please could you remove me from this KAL as I just haven't got around to knitting this Titled Duster, and probably won't for a while now.
Well done to all of you who have completed yours - they all look great!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Done: Finally! After much crying and steeking

The Tilted duster is finally done! After blocking, a small turn in the dryer (it stretched after washing), and application of buttons and a snap, it is finally complete! I like how the side seam steeks turned out. I guess it was worth the time out!
Pattern: Tilted Duster by Norah Gaughan from Fall 07 Interweave Knits
Needle: #10 Circulars: Used the Denise set.
Yarn: Plymouth Galway Highland Heather in Teal, purchased in Hilo, here on the Big Island!
Began: September 6, 2007
Completed: February 8th 2008
Modifications: Did the 44" chest, but should have maybe done a smaller size back? Knit the sleeves in the round to sleeve caps, and when I re-knit them, I added about an inch to the length, then made the sleeve cap less extreme. Other than that... Oh yes: Sewed, steeked, cut the side seams to fit. Heh.

Some before and after armpit photos:

Now that it is done: I like the yarn, the color, and the design (except, of course, the bat wing underarms that needed trimming). I think the wool is soft and warm. I was unsure if the empire waist would fall from my bust and make me look preggers. And it does. But it is still nice, I just need to be careful about what I wear under it.
(crossposted on
Thanks, everybody, for all the advice and encouragement when I sent this into the corner for a time-out!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Finally, the skirt is done:

Tilted Duster Skirt Complete!

When I was knitting it I thought it was taking forever, but now that is done, I am not so sure. I think it went pretty fast. As you can see, I've picked up the stitches for the collar. Once this is done, I will seam in the already knitted sleeves.

Maybe it will be ready before the warm weather comes and I can actually wear it? Maybe, just maybe.

Lisa -

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Plugging Away At My Tilted Duster

Well, I have put my duster together and I'm knitting on the skirt. The Ultra Alpaca that I'm using is super soft and the red color so vibrant. I can't wait until I finish this and get to pick out some funky buttons for it. I'll post a picture of my progress this weekend hopefully.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I Just Keep Knitting Along

I'm slowly working my way through the pattern. The front and back are done, and the sleeves are almost finished (they would be all finished, but I messed up the decreases for the cap and had to frog back). Soon I'll sew them together and then start the skirt. This isn't the assembly order from the pattern, but I've found that sleeves go in easier if they're sewn in and then one long seam in sewn up from sleeve cuff to the body edge.