Monday, December 31, 2007

new years resolution

Today is New Year's Eve and I am already thinking about my resolutions for the New Year.
One is to be more kind and thoughtful to others and two is to lose that 5 pounds (again) that I gained over the Christmas Holiday. Three is to stop just looking at and admiring my new Hanne mermaid kit, jump in and get the sweater done. My question is... Do I make the Medium? I am a size 8 sometimes a 10 . I made the Medium/Large ballerina and it is too generous. The gauge was correct, I am just poor at choosing the correct size, I guess . I did notice ,about two thirds of the way through my ballerina, that it was going to be too big but could not make myself start over.
What size have other mermaid knitters been choosing and are they happy with their size choice?

Happy New Year


Monday, December 24, 2007

Has anyone tried Gloria?

I assume this design is fairly new. It looks really nice. Has anyone tried it yet? How does it compare in terms of instruction clarity with, say, Mermaid? How does it fit on non-goddess-shaped people?

Happy holidays to everyone - I hope you all got the kits you were hoping for :-)

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Size small Mermaid sleeves are done!

I just finished the first sleeve of my size Small Mermaid and sent the updated spreadsheet to Amy. The spreadsheet follows the stitch counts in the pattern but personally, after reading so many posts of those whose sleeves "grew" after blocking, I shortened mine by 10 stitches. I am petite and didn't want to take a chance that they would overpower me after all this work!

Here is the result:

Please let me know if you find any problems with the spreadsheet. Hopefully I worked most of them out.

Have fun!

Mermaid Large Spreadsheet


Just wondering whether you've started distributing the size large spreadsheet yet.