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Finishing School

Posted by Janis on March 17, 2008

In a flurry of activity over the weekend, I have some progress to share on a couple of fronts. First, the Weekend Getaway Satchel is seamed up: not finished, mind you, but the seams are done, so it is in one piece. Pretty exciting! Still quite a lot of finishing to do on it, though — sew the metal frame in the top, sew the straps on, put the feet on and the board in the bottom. Oh, and I do so want to line it. Line it AND put some kind of pockets in the lining, because the thing is so big. Have I mentioned that I have no sewing skills? I’m trying to learn to use my mom’s excellent machine (a Necchi, for those in the know), but have just had a rather humbling experience involving a needle roll I was trying to make. Such pretty fabric, too…

Anyhow – I did finish the Halfobi sweater on Saturday. Seamed it, put the crochet edging around it – even the sleeves!, and properly wet-blocked it. It dried in time for me to wear it today. Many compliments — I love that part of knitting! Here it is: halfobi.jpg

Specs: The pattern is “Halfobi” by Ivete Tecedor, available at It’s very well-written and a really fun knit. I did mine in Silk Garden, color 213, and it took nearly 8 skeins because I added an inch in length. I think you could do it up in just about any light worsted weight yarn — my gauge was 5.5 stitches to the inch on US 6’s. I used an “F” crochet hook for the edging and added it around the sleeves, too.


6 Responses to “Finishing School”

  1. Darx said

    I love it! So pretty!! Great use of that yarn, too. Way to go for finishing, woo hoo!

  2. k said

    It’s most beautemous!! I love it. ~k

  3. Lovely colours – perfect for spring!

  4. yarnshrink said

    My dear,

    I am so sorry it has taken me this long to get in contact with me. I promise I’m not flaking out on you. We had the plague go through my house the last 2 weeks, I was sick the first week, and my kids are just now getting over it.

    I promise promise promise it will be worth the wait!!!

  5. Michelle said

    Looks wonderful!

  6. Oh my, that is lovely!

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