Archives at fluffa!

Here is a complete list of all entries posted on this site since March 2002, with the exception of weblog entries. The archive list of weblog entries (those short snippets with links to outside places posted at the right hand column of the main page of this site) can be found here. If you'd rather see entries pertaining solely to knitting projects without diving into the archived entries below, you can find them at the gallery.


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05.08.02: Retro stripey top.

Sporty pink, orange and white long-sleeved striped top from Phildar's Sportswear catalog using Phildar Falaise yarn. Also recommended: Sunglasses. These are bright colors that could burn out a pupil or two, friends. But so retro! Click here to view...

26.07.02: Finito!

My Rebecca top is finished! It's just a bit damp still, as I decided to wash it because it had been handled so much after seaming and knitting the neckline (in the round, I might add, which has to be...

24.07.02: He knits! Awwwwwww.....

Early this morning I placed my knitting on my work table and got up to go to the kitchen for a cup of coffee while I left my 22-month-old toddler sitting on his tricycle in the living room. He was...

23.07.02: Knitting in the round, baby.

Good news is the garment has been successfully blocked! Starch does wonders on cables and I'm definitely going to use it in the future for this type of yarn and stitch pattern. Bad news is just as I started to...

22.07.02: Going starchy for blocking cables!

Then I got brave, picked up a can of the best starch I could find...

20.07.02: Cold water does yarn good.

My grubby little fingers have unravelled this project so many times (why, I do believe it's the project I've most ripped out, ever! Let's eat many brownies to console ourselves) that a part of one of my skeins became stretched...

18.07.02: Cables are spiffy.

I'm halfway through the second side of this project, and if my knitting tension remains even I'll be wearing this top next week. I did have to rip out about ten rows last night because some stitches were too tight...

16.07.02: Tra la la.

Random notes on my knitting: 1) It's raining over here, which means that my kid is wearing all the spring and summer sweaters I knit for him (including a cotton one from last year) ragged. He's gone into the bread...

13.07.02: I will master this pattern.

Until today this project and I were not getting along. I had started and restarted this piece about oh, twenty times (I'm not kidding) but no matter how much I'd concentrate on my tension, it would look shot. Friends, don't...

10.07.02: Viva swatching.

I've just started a new pattern from Rebecca 23, and boy is this yarn chunky! I'm using size 6mm's and although I know there are much bigger sizes, I feel like I'm knitting with those huge sticks Lily Chin is...

04.07.02: Tube top is finished!

I finished my tube top the other day, and yesterday I washed it in the gentle cycle of my washing machine so it could dry flat overnight. I'm really pleased with the way it came out. I'm pretty small (did...

02.07.02: Finished!

I'm nearly finished seaming my tube top. I sewed up the side seams using the mattress stitch and the top seam using a hidden stitch that is so meticulous to carry out I could just scream. Regardless, seaming was done...

28.06.02: I hate ugly stitches.

I'm 3/4 through the second piece of my tube top, and might have finished it this morning if hadn't ripped out 35 rows last night. For some reason, my tension was totally shot over that group of rows. I like...

26.06.02: Quick knit.

Finished one piece of my tube top, and started the second. The straight knitting got a bit monotonous for me, though, so I'm knitting another toy ostrich at the same time. However, this tube top is definitely a project I...

25.06.02: Tube tops knit so quickly.

With an awful bout of the flu, the last thing I want to do is sit up in bed and knit with 3mm needles and some cotton string. So I didn't knit a stitch yesterday. But I'm feeling better this...

23.06.02: In search of the short circular needle.

I finally got started on my tube top this morning! I resorted to knitting it in two separate pieces instead of in the round because it seems that the two yarn stores I visited yesterday do not carry circular needles...

20.06.02: At least I know how to achieve slanted knitting.

Had to ditch the idea of knitting my little tube top in the round. And I learned something new in the process! When attempting to knit something in the round while using a circular needle that is just a wee...

19.06.02: Strappy tube top!

With three skeins of cotton string and 3mm needles I'm going to make myself a strappy tube top! The pattern actually calls for 3.5mm needles but my swatch came out enormous on that size, and I'm betting it's the type...

19.06.02: Tube top.

Strappy tube top following a pattern from Phildar's sportswear 2002 catalogue, and using a few skeins of coton microfibres and 3.5mm needles. Also recommended: depilatory cream, wax or any other method of hair removal. This is a strappy summer...

18.06.02: All stitched up!

All sewn up! All I have to do is knit the neckline and shoulder button bands, and sew them on using the remaining ends. What I do is leave the yarn ends about twelve to twenty-four inches long (depending on...

16.06.02: We got sleeves.

The sleeves are all knit and blocking. I knit them at the same time (check the pictures for a peek) using a 32" circular needle because they're identical pieces. I love doing that because it ensures that they're of the...

14.06.02: Moving along now...

The front is now finished, and looking very funky. Yes, the left shoulder is visibly shorter than the other. It's okay, though. I did that on purpose, because a button band will be sewn onto that shoulder, just like the...

12.06.02: Check your cast-on row before knitting!

The back of the sweater is finished, and I've knitted halfway through the front. When I started the front, I had to cast on stitches three different times before I got a foundation row that matched the foundation row on...

04.06.02: I always start the back first.

I'm more than halfway through the back of the blue, white and turquoise sweater for my kid. Thanks to the swatch I knitted before I started, I was able to modify the pattern to suit my kid's long torso. So...

04.06.02: Beachy sweater!

Striped sweater in Falaise cotton yarn (4mm needles) following a pattern from Phildar's 2002 spring/summer catalogue for children. Click here to view a few images of the project in progress, and visit the rest of this page for additional...

02.06.02: The finished garment!

Alas, my stripey sweater in all its blazing pink glory! I'm pleased with the way the sweater came out, although was a bit concerned about the length when I finished piecing it together. It looked really tiny and I immediately...

28.05.02: Piecing together.

I'm now piecing together my sweater, and you know what that means. Procrastination. It always takes me days to piece together a garment and weave in loose ends because I dawdle too much. However, from what is put together so...

24.05.02: Sleeves

I've finished one sleeve, and am halfway through with the second one. I decided to not knit both sleeves simultaneously on one circular needle because the sleeves are raglan, so they're not identical, but mirror images of each other. Besides,...

17.05.02: Ode to Rounded Necklines.

I'm having so much fun knitting this sweater that I am flying on these needles. I finished the front of the sweater, and learned a new way to create a nicely rounded neckline that is being shaped by binding off...

15.05.02: The invisible increase rox.

I finished the back of the sweater, and am through a good portion of the front. Despite the constant color changes, I'm moving along quite quickly on this project, thanks to the swiftness that is the stockinette stitch. I feel...