Mon Petit Chou Knit-along

a knit-along for the truly daring

Friday, June 30, 2006

Who's Still Knitting?

Hey fellow MPCers . . . anyone besides me still working on this? Mine is on hold but definitely in the queue. I have to focus for the next few weeks on things I'm selling at a crafts fair. I'll be getting back to Mon Petit Chou at the end of July. And hopefully be done in early August!

How's everybody else doing?

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

This little cabbage is cooked!

Mon Petit Chou - done!

I finished MPC up last week, but took a few days to get around to getting a picture.

After taking over a month to finish the hipsters, I felt like the bra went INCREDIBLY quickly... about a week from cast-on to weaving in ends. Yay for short rows! Instead of sewing the stitches from the bind-off row to the rest of the bra, I basically did a three-needle bind-off by picking up a stitch from the bra, knitting it together with the next stitch on the needles, and repeating across. Slightly different from what's in the pattern, but it seems to have worked pretty well.


Sunday, June 11, 2006

Finished hipsters!

Last night, I finished weaving in the ends on these:

A closeup of the lace:

A closeup of the scalloped edge:

I bought ribbon for the ties back when I started knitting this, but I don't know where it's gone. In the meantime, I'm using some scrap yarn from the stash. That's what I get for cleaning my apartment: the place looks better, but I can't find anything.

I digress. I'm really happy with how the bottoms came out. I was a little worried that they were going to come up too high on the waist, and that I was making myself a nice lacy pair of granny panties. However, I've tried them on, and there's no problem with the fit.

On to the top...

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


I'm developing a love/hate relationship with this pattern. Tonight I cast on for the back of the hipster, and felt pretty pleased that I didn't have problems with the provisional cast on this time. And I sailed along happily until I reached that dreaded row where you purl together stitches from the two needles . . . and that's when things got ugly. Everything was lovely until just after you put stitches on a holder. I don't know how, but I dropped a stitch or more, got a humongous ladder that with black yarn was impossible to fix, and ended up frogging the whole thing.

I'm so mad! But if I was able to successfully do this purling from two needles on the front, of course I can do it again on the back, right? It just wasn't in the stars tonight. Maybe tomorrow.

How are the rest of you doing?