Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Guess what I am Making

Guess what I am making with the bike sweater?

Leslie the Laundress

The 1st Virginia Regiment had an event at Mt. Vernon two weeks ago for the Craft Faire they have every fall. I was the laundress and Gail Davis took two great pictures of me that I just have to share.

Here is me carrying water buckets with the yoke.

And here is me talking to the public. I love my bonnet and the new blue linen gown. The bonnet is one of the few things that I did not make myself.

Thanks Gail, you make me look great in 18th Century garb.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Update on Bicycling Sweater

I knitted up my new pattern today on my Passap E6000. I love how the design. However, the pattern is too big. I knitted the whole front bed knowing that I would cut and sew the sweater together. However, the triangle with "Vehicle Ahead" is 19" wide. That is probably the whole width that my sweater needs to be. So, I need to resize the whole pattern so that the triangle is less wide. I also want to change the lettering and use something that looks like my own handwriting.

Up until now, I have been using Creation 6 to do my designs which is a DOS program. Resizing this design and to have it still look good would be very difficult in that program. So, I downloaded the Win Crea program today and can't wait to try it. It looks like it will be much easier to use than Creation 6. But, all my designs (I probably have a 100) are on an old laptop that doesn't have any way to transfer designs except with 3 1/2" floppy disks. So, now I have to buy an external floppy drive and a DB25 to USB cable in order to hook it up to my E6000 console to download the design into the console.