May Two-Four

Long weekend in pictures.

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New table for the grill / plants / porch in action / two completed sewing projects / return to winter up the Dempster.

Not pictured: Friday happy hour at the bar / five loads of laundry / perfectly grilled steak / holiday Monday brunch.

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Finished Object: Narragansett Sweater

This finished object, the Narragansett sweater, isn’t a “ta-da!” so much as a “ta-hmmmm…”

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This really is the kind of sweater I love to wear (and the kind of project I like to knit): it’s relatively plain and straight-forward, but with a really attractive detail to keep things from being too boring.

I do, however, have a little bit of a fit issue. The neckline is wide wide wide, so it just doesn’t stay up on my shoulders. I also find the yoke (neckline to under the arms) a little too long. This will be a relatively straightforward fix–just cut into the yoke, pick up the live stitches and re-knit the top band of twisted rib, with a few decreases worked in there to tighten things up. Not a big deal to do, but something I am not in the mood for right now. This sweater’s going into the closet, rather than back into the pile of unfinished projects.

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And I did, by the way, fix the incorrect ribbing at the bottom. Of course I fixed the incorrect ribbing at the bottom!

No more paper-towel napkins for this gal!

Saturday’s champagne hamstravaganza was also the debut of a set of cloth napkins I sewed recently.

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I really like how the geometric print of the fabric plays against the fish on the plate. And the colour-match between the two blues is very good in real life; the plate came out a little darkly here.

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I used one yard of cotton quilting fabric and this very straight-forward tutorial to make a set of four.

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I’m very proud of my corners. They’re so sharp! So classy! So grown-up!