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1  Creeper Scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by Amaranthe on: March 06, 2013 02:00:48 PM


Each block of color was knit from a different skein, and strands were twisted together on each row (pseudo-intarsia?). I randomised the colour order as best as I could. I applied fray-check to each of the 200+ knots (1/2 a bottle!). I refuse to weave in that many ends. And the fleece backing was hand-sewn on.  A sewing machine may have worked, but I either lack the proper foot or its too finicky of a task.

For those who are not familiar with the reference, its a creeper from minecraft (video game).



One of my most time consuming projects, but the results are awesome. Final length is approximately 60". Pampas heather (the brownish green) wasnt the best color selection, but its difficult to tell when buying yarn online.  I haven't posted on this forum for few years, but wanted to show this project off.  Wink  I could write up a more detailed tutorial if people are interested.  Not a complicated project, but very time consuming.  Finishing steps (securing the knots, sewing on the backing) took as much time as the actual knitting.



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2  Lady February Sweater in Knitting: Completed Projects by Amaranthe on: September 21, 2008 08:57:28 AM


Pattern:  Lady February Sweater
Yarn:  Elsebeth Lavold Classic Al
Size:  Smallest size modified.

My first sucessful sweater!  I cast on in June, and though this is a pretty fast knit, but I was delayed by having to order more yarn.  I did make some minor modifications.  The smallest bust size was a few inches too large.  I completely removed the eyelet increases to adjust for a 32" bust.  I also made long sleeves.  I love three-quarter sleeves, but if I'm making a sweater out of a warm fiber than I might as well make it long sleeved.

I am very pleased with the results.  It fits well, and is very lightweight and warm.  I would highly recommend this pattern.  Well written and suprisingly easy.

Pretty Buttons!
 
 



Some more pictures





I hope the pictures acurately show the sweater.  I had no one model the sweater, so I had to play the role of model and photographer.

More details on my blog and on ravelry.

Comments, Questions, and Criticism welcome! 
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3  Socks, Scarves, and Hats! in Knitting: Completed Projects by Amaranthe on: September 19, 2008 07:40:58 PM
Hmm....here are some recently finished knitted objects.  Smiley

1.  Foliage Hat (worsted version)



2.  Diamond Scarf

An easy project after my major sock failure.  No pattern really, just made it up as I went along.





3.  Stripey Socks!





Just your basic stockinette socks.  First sucessful pair!
I have more details on my blog and ravelry!  Comments, questions and criticism welcome.
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4  Dishcloth Turned into Baby Bib in Knitting: Completed Projects by Amaranthe on: June 27, 2008 07:23:53 AM
I was knitting a dishcloth (just for something to knit), but before it was completed it turned into something else....



a baby bib!  Well, at least in theory it would work.  I have no babies around here so no way to see if the size/shape is good.

Yarn:  Just your normal Kitchen Cotton
Needles:  Size 7
Pattern:  Improvised





Comments, criticism, and questions appreciated.
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5  Blue Rings in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Amaranthe on: April 26, 2008 10:27:10 AM


I found some random plastic beads in my room.  So, I used some gold elastic and made a bracelet.  I just kinda made up as I went along.   Its wicked stretchy too, it even fits as an anklet



Questions, comments, and criticism appreciated.
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6  Macro Photo Challenge: Not Your Ordinary Ice in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Amaranthe on: April 21, 2008 04:47:22 PM
Just a bit of experimenting with food coloring.  I have many more pictures similar to this, it was so hard to chose just!

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7  Lifes a Beach...doll house! (picture heavy) in CHALLENGE 26 ENTRIES by Amaranthe on: April 01, 2008 02:22:05 PM
Its been far from springlike here.  So, I was inspired to build a beach house.



Materials:
Shells $1
Large Popsicle Sticks $1
Small Popsicle Sticks $1
Paper Rafia $1
Fake Flower Petals $1
Green Beads $1
Red Chair $1
Foil Umbrella $1
Yarn $2
Total:  $10

The sand is soft and luxurious!  (knit out of beige novelty yarn that remind me of sand when knit up).



The ocean is calm and warm! (knit out of blue yarn in a ripple pattern).



The structure is sturdy and painted in calm colors (popsicle sticks and lots of hot glue).



And the wind is kept out by handwoven walls (paper rafia that I woven to make a fabric of sorts.)



Even shingles for further studiness! (fake flower petals)



A ramp to enter with pretty little sea shells.



Shaded benches to rest and relax.  Even a bench made out of gold! (small popsicle sticks and foil umbrellas)





And last but not least lovely rooms.  Including a telephone, decorative lamps in each corner, a nightstand, a soft cushy bed, a mat, and big red chair (Bed made out of popsicle sticks and the same yarn used the sand.  The lamps are beads and shells.  The mat is rafia.  Night stand and bed post from green beads.  The "phone" is a shell).







Comments, questions, and criticism welcome. 
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8  First Raglan sweater (baby sized)...Finished in Knitting: Completed Projects by Amaranthe on: February 18, 2008 05:39:41 PM
2/20
C'est fini!  This was a fun knit, I would definetly make another.  I modified the sleeves and added the little white woven detail.





2/18/08
I've never really had much success with raglan sweaters before.  It should be easy, but somehow I managed to mess it up.  And, I have just enough yarn for a raglan baby sweater.  I'm going to give it another try. I hope a picture from my computer counts for a date.  We don't get newspapers and I didn't buy anything today.

Pattern:  http://knittingpureandsimple.com/babycardi.html
Yarn:  Two skeins of TLC Cotton plus





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9  Razor Lace Cami in Knitting: Completed Projects by Amaranthe on: February 17, 2008 02:47:44 PM


Yarn:  Berocco Softwist. 
*I happen to like this yarn.  Yes, it is splitty.  But I don't mind splitty yarn.  The color is rich, and the sheen is gorgeous.  Though, it is very itchy against my bare skin. Which is no big deal, since this is far too lacy to wear alone.
Pattern:  Razor Lace Cami
Needles:  Size 5 on my denises, can't remember how long the cord was.

Its not really lopsided, the straps just need frequent adjusting.  I modified the straps.  I dislike spaghetti straps greatly, so I did a slightly thicker garter stitch strap instead. This was first attempt at lace, and as seen, I made mistakes.  First wearable too. Overall, a nice pattern with a nice result.

Comments, questions, and criticism welcomed.
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10  Sheila the Snow Bear (Four Pictures) in Knitting: Completed Projects by Amaranthe on: January 12, 2008 09:46:47 AM
In a kingdom far far away lived a cold bear named Sheila. (She's the one on the left).



She was crocheted...but the person who crocheted her made her no clothes.  On the dresser she sat, unable to play in the abundant snow.  And, she was poorly sewn together, and holding together all that well (my seaming skills have since improved).  After a bit of reseaming she was all new.   A few hours, a knit dress was produced(out of a bulky wool and acrylic blend and knit in the round)!



And, a matching pair of undies too (knit flat).



And they all lived happily everafter...


Pattern for the Bear:  Family Circle Easy Crochet Fall 2006, #24, Teddy Bear.
Pattern for dress and undies:  My own.  The yarn was just some scraps of wool-ease thick and quick, and recycled bulky yarn.

Comments, questions, and criticism welcome.

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