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I know I will thank myself for keeping knitting notes, the sole purpose of this blog–I shall keep this blog alive! here are notes of the week.

*Few notes on Heartening

Last week, I wonder if I should knit another “Heartening”, so I can show you the slightly different version with the heart jointed. What harm can be done for just one more vest? Or better, making “Heartening” as a puff-sleeved, collared top just like Number 22 from the latest Vogue Knitting? I do have Soft Tweed in Twig enough for a sleeved top! I cast on after I found myself couldn’t sleep one night.

Making “Heartening” is fun. But even though the whole process is lovely, it would become dull had I gone through the same procedure again. I eventually didn’t survive the waistline and had my mind changed: Twig is a lovely shade and it would suit my boyfriend perfectly! Why didn’t I just do that but play with the same pattern?

Indeed so. I stopped after the waist shaping. But since I was with the WIP, I may as well knit a semi-swatch to show you the different Row 18 of the heart shaped cable pattern. The one on the right is Row 18* and the one on the left is Row 18. This semi-swatch is unblocked, so it looks a bit ugly, but enough to show their differences (I put some notes directly onto this shot on my flickr, please click to link to my flickr if needed).
heartening hearty shapes

If you like Row 18* more and you knit from the chart, please also read the pattern instruction first! The chart is showing the effect seeing from the right side, however, you will need to knit Row 18 from the wrong side!

And two picture showing FO done months ago.
Wintery stockingsLana Grossa wraparound

It seems I have the tendency to take photos after FOs are wore, and got felted? I post these pictures on my flickr first, but only manage to blog them here now. I am quite surprise to know people love the Highland Stockings! It’s absolutely gorgeous! It is quite a pity that Rowan didn’t provide a chart but with written instruction only. Moreover, Rowan put the skill level as most difficult one. Certainly reading the pattern is punishing to me so, as I put in another post, I charted them out when I decided to knit the stockings. I was convinced that had them put up charts the pattern would be popular.

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This pattern book from Lana Grossa is my desert island knitting booklet. This bit I can tell for sure. I planned to knit each of them, no kidding. 😀 I have knitted 4 garments from this booklet so far, here are three of them, in a temporal order (I haven’t taken any photo of the 4th one, although it was completed some weeks ago):

I am in love with this top!two yarnsa knitty morning 1

The purple vest is my all time favourite. ^_^

But I can also tell you that I have hard time with this booklet. Not only I have to alter the pattern to fit my own size (one to two full size smaller than given), but there are soooooo many errata! So far I was progressing fine–otherwise how can I show you these photos? 😀 But I have no clue that what a diagram mean in this pattern, my most wanted autumn top:

this is my winter must have!

see the yarn in front of the pattern: that’s exactly what used in the photo–Lana Grossa’s Pashmina in grey. Mind you, I am in the UK, and Lana Grossa wasn’t easy to get hold of until recently–these yarns are bought from Holland! I have shown you my detrmination to make it, right? 🙂

anyways, I mailed Lana Grossa one day, out of frustration. Then I got a reply today!! so happy! though the mail didn’t solve my question just yet, at least I know my question was read with some cares. 🙂 I am looking forward to the following message.

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