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Adventures at the Work Table

January 8, 2008

Raison d'être

The picture with the baby Raglan Sweater and the Hat sum up why I'm writing this blog. I did the finishing work for the sweater on 6 Jan. 08, but I knit them both months ago, and I can hardly remember anything about them, much less the patterns, or who wrote them. I do know the sweater was in a Debbie Bliss book for knitting for babies, but I don't know which one. The hat was in another book, author unknown. That really gets me, because the pattern is excellent. I love it! The hat has a little swirly pattern to the crown, and the author used this really cool stitch for a few rows around the band that keeps the hat from curling out so it keeps it's shape. And, it had the cutest booties in it too, of which I knit only one- of two colors!! lol So now, they are lone booties, forever destined to have no mates. Argh, the frustration of my lack of organization!! Previous lack of organization, because I'm getting much better, thank you.

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This blog is mainly to document my journey in Work: Knitting, Crochet and learning to do things such as Tatting, Netting, Drawn Thread Work and Sewing. Plus anything cool I find along the way :)
Lately, I have become really interested in 19th century fashion! But I also have a huge interest in expanding my skills with the goal that eventually, I will be able to make my clothes. I love to wear Salwar Kameez, but I want to be able to design and make my own, especially outfits in fabrics that are suited to colder weather since I live in upstate NY!