Friday, August 25, 2006

My Green Gable in Progress

Hi everyone,
I just joined this blog as I was thinking my GG wasn't turning out right. However, I'm not so sure now that I put it on waste yarn and put it on. It does look kind of crooked, but that could just be that I didn't have it on straight. But it seemed huge on the needles but is fitting when it's on. I made the size 34 and my actual bust size is 34 1/2. Does it look right?

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Here's what it looks like off the needles...
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Wednesday, August 23, 2006


if you're curious, i have some notes on my blog.

Monday, August 21, 2006

almost there...

i got a lot done on green gable during my trip and some hanging around the house last night and this morning. it's blocking and everything!

i'll be posting a pic of it on me once it's dry.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

stockinette on circs is fun (when you're not paying attention)

here's where i am after 2 short car trips, 2 bus rides, 1 lunch break, and 2 episodes of the sopranos (the last two of season 4, if you're curious.).

not bad. if i were an optimist, i'd say i think i can get this done by the end of this weekend, but...i'm not. hehe...

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Green Gable Frog Pond

I did it today, I frogged my Green Gable sweater. It was way too big. I'm with Zonda- my bust measurement is 42, ( I normally knit a 44 to include ease) and I knit the XL. I tried on the sweater many times throughout the process, and was 4 inches past putting the sleeves on waste yarn, but today I decided to finish one of the sleeves (I knit the ribbing) to see if it made any difference in the fit. Looking in the mirror made me face the truth. Rip-it, rip-it. One of the most frustrating parts of this was my gauge was EXACTLY as indicated in the pattern. I have read all of the posts regarding the sizing of the pattern, and my suspicion is that the XL size was extrapolated from a smaller size, something not actually knit and checked for fit. Oh, well. I think I will walk away from this pattern for awhile, I have alot of patterns I want to knit and to restart this one seems a little boring to me. Maybe I will feel differently after the passage of time.

some progress

well, it's moving along. i've been distracted by other projects, but i'm hoping to use this as my travelling project (to/from work and during my lunch break) for a while. i should be able to manage stockinette in the round without having to pay too much attention. hehe...

it's actually a little further along than that picture. i'm about an inch or so below the join.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Brown Gable

Well it is finished and it is too big! Yes, I was warned to frog, but didn't. I am not upset, I knew it was possible to be too big or too small. It fits fine around the waist...but let me tell you the chest and shoulders...more info here!

So all you experienced GG knitters. What does a girl do from here to make it fit. This is the size 40...I am a size 46 bust.....36 or 38 GG....which I do want one that fits...Advice?? Dancing off to the frog pond.... soon ;)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


Yes that is a smiley face above! Wanna know why?

I searched the archives and found a few decrease section instructions and used one and viola!! Not too bad. I have about 4-6 more inches then the ribbing. I don't want it too short when I raise my arms. I'll have to work on the lace panel a bit with blocking, but all in all I really like it and may make a long sleeve one one day...nice and red LOL! Stay tuned...maybe by this weekend!

Thanks for all the help!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Help please!

Hi! Still knitting away!

I am making the XL because of my bust size, but fear I should have made the L. It isn't too big and a little hard to tell as the sleeves are not done. Should I have gone down for the negative ease? I was hoping to frog possibly a few rows then do some decreases. Don't think I could handle frogging this again! Thoughts...suggestions..hints... help!!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Quick Question

I am currently Green Gabling and am 4 rounds away from finishing the lace pattern. At what point do you change to the longer set of needles? The pattern doesn't specify, at least I don't think it does!:) I'm loving this pattern and can't wait to post a pic when I'm more advanced!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Green Gable, Re-Vamped

Hey there! I asked about long sleeves for the Gable a few weeks back, and it seemed like no one was doing it... or maybe you're all just suffering too much from the heatwave to even consider such a thing! Come on by to see mine- here's a little peek! She's all done and ready for the runway.

Late to the KAL

But still excited about my Green Gables sweater. I just started my sweater on Sunday, July 30 and found the KAL last night while taking a break from my knitting. I found the sweater on Deena's blog last week. I saw the picture of her completed sweater and loved the pattern, and followed her link to Zephyr Style (Sorry- I'm a typepad user and I haven't quite figured out how to use the link option on Blogger) I ordered the pattern last week (don't you love downloadable patterns?) and checked out the Cotton Fleece at my yarn store. But after mulling it over, I knew I must have something in my stash to use! Details on the yarn and pictures to come.
This blog has been a treasure trove of information and ideas. Unfortunately I had already cast on with my reliable favorite, knitted cast on, before I read I should use the backwords loop method. I am still at the first section of repeating sections A and B, and after I knit this part (with an additional round of repeat) I will try it on and see how the sizing is going. If I need to start over at this point, I will change my cast on method. My bust is a 42" and I am knitting the largest size. After reading about the various issues, I don't want to get too far into the sweater without seeing how the fit will be on me.

I was reading the archives here last night, and saw mention of "Anne of Green Gables." If anyone wants to listen to the book while knitting on the sweater, you can download MP3 files of the book for free at I just finished listening to the book within the week prior to finding this pattern, and even though it is listed as childrens literature, I enjoyed every minute of it.