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It was a great weekend! I could just end the report there, but that'd be mean! ;) I will put my ramblings beneath cut tags, because I'm nice like that.

Friday: Getting Lost, Annie Modesitt, Technique Tangent, The Exhibit Hall, Mobile Phone Madness, and Leaving Early )

Saturday: Hitching a Ride, Yarnissima, a Long Afternoon, Teaching the Ladies to Knit for Bears, and, um, Hitching a Ride! )

The I Knit London staff are an amazing bunch of people, and they had a great staff behind this event. Everyone at I Knit London deserves gold stars, free beer, or better yet CASH! ;) for their dedication and hard work. I'm so pleased to have been a part of this weekend; I hope it'll be the first of many more to come.

Photograph of my meagre haul )
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I'm not going to cut-tag this. It's just so cute! Seriously, this has been a blast to design and knit, and I've learned a lot. My first ever v-neck steek!


Cody's Finished Fair Isle Vest! Cody's Finished Fair Isle Vest!
Designed and knitted almost completely on the fly, this was quite an adventure. I’d never done a v-neck steek before, and it was a lot of fun and not very scary at all. I’m unhappy with the way the patterning turned out on the front, but I’m sure I can correct this miscalculation in future garments. For a human wearer, I’ll add more shaping to the back neck. I probably will knit one of these for a ball-jointed doll, just to get the more human-sized shaping down, although it’ll be fewer stitches to work with.



Ravelry Project Page for this garment.
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(I know these are getting boring, but you really should look at this one; I'm quite proud of it!)

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Well, one more with a fragment of the next one. I'm really just preparing samples in shop wool at this point. I'll probably end up going with different wool for the gansey than I'd originally intended, and possibly different needles for both garments.

Five photographs below the cut tag )
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Manos Silk Blend is truly an amazing yarn. Not only is it a dream to knit with, it goes a long way. So far, I've made half-finger gloves, two hairkeepers, and now this teddy bear jumper, from about a skein and a half of the stuff. It lent itself beautifully to this top-down yoke jumper, which is constructed very much like the top-down raglan from a couple of days ago. Fewer photographs than usual, because it knit up very quickly and I was busy hanging out with [livejournal.com profile] pola_bear, who stayed the night with us last night.

Three photos beneath cut tag )
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One more teddy bear jumper completed. Next up: top down yoke.

Photographs below cut tag. )

All the teddy bear jumpers are now collected under the teddy bear tag.
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I've finished the Icelandic Yoke jumper for my little teddy bear. Next up: top down raglan, which will be the simplest of all to knit but not totally easy to do bear-size. This one is in Swan DK from my stash (a very old sale at Leewards), on 3.5mm needles.

Other posts pertaining to teddy bear jumpers:
Plain shirt, in Wensleydale Aran
Teddy Bear Gansey, in Swan DK

There's more information and complete (if sketchy) patterns at my Ravelry project page.

Photos below cut tag )
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In this entry, I presented photos of the first teddy bear jumper, just a plain shirt to get me used to designing and constructing in miniature. While I will teach that plain shape in the teddy bear jumper class, I wanted to add some more traditional jumpers, plus a simple top-down raglan, to illustrate different shapes and help students learn all the skills required to construct them. Below the cut tag are photos and construction notes on a traditional gansey, sized for a bear with an 11" chest. You can find a written pattern for this exact jumper (you'll have to come to class to learn how to design one for your bear and get the chart for the front and back design!) at its Ravelry project page. For comparison, you can check out the plain shirt jumper at its Ravelry project page. You'll have to be a member of Ravelry to see the complete patterns, or if you're really keen but not interested in Ravelry (and if you're a knitter, why wouldn't you be interested in Ravelry?!), I could be persuaded to email you the pattern and notes.

Photos and construction notes beneath the cut tag. )
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I got lovely gifts this year from J and G, a beautiful stuffed puppy dog and a cool t-shirt with a monster on it. From the ESDs, I got a membership to the 2009 FilkCon (J got one too!) and a copy of Billy Bragg's The Progressive Patriot, which I've wanted to read for some time. F found me a historical novel that looks like a great read, [livejournal.com profile] khaosworks sent *SQUEE* a copy of the Mamma Mia DVD, and [livejournal.com profile] janewilliams20
sent the sweetest little bear ever. He can be popped in the microwave to soothe achy bits, or so his little note tells me, although I should not let him share the microwave with a curry.

Photos of puppy dogs and bears and miniature jumpers beneath the cut tag. )

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