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1  Re: Re: Hoopla Swap R11: Words With or Without Words - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by twisted5whispers on: July 10, 2014 09:29:26 PM

I got a new hoop to replace the one that broke. It looks much better now, and it will be getting hung up on my hoopla wall tomorrow!!
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2  Re: Re: Hoopla Swap R11: Words With or Without Words - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by twisted5whispers on: July 07, 2014 02:42:21 PM

So I received my awesome hoop from Daphadilly Art today. Unfortunately after all the issues in the mailing process the hoop on the outside got broke but have no fear I will just replace it.

I love how she took the bad wolf/rose cross over and made it awesome!  And the silence hash marks on the outside of the package is awesome!!!!!!  Thank you so much!!!!!!!  I am working on yours now and hope to send it out early next week!
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3  Re: Ongoing Hoopla Round 8 Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by twisted5whispers on: November 21, 2012 01:50:22 PM
So I received my hoop today from RetroGypsy! I had a rough day at work, and coming home to this brightened my day!

She made me a hoop based on my wedding!! Yay!! I am a huge rubber duckie fan, and the wedding had rd cake toppers, and blues and yellows throughout. She also sent me a little picture frame ornament, for our first married Christmas! Smiley Thank you!

RetroGypsy if you have a clearer picture of the hoop please feel free to post it! It is beautiful work, and I love that you made little rubber duckies!!

Here is what my cake looked like Smiley

Thank you so much RetroGypsy!!  Grin
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4  Re: FOC Second Chance Wishlist Rd 3 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by twisted5whispers on: October 21, 2012 10:05:18 PM
I just sent my package to Jungrrl today... here is the box! I hope you have fun opening it.. *wicked laugh* Smiley

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5  Sewn knitting needle roll! in CHALLENGE 78 ENTRIES by twisted5whispers on: September 10, 2012 12:18:17 PM
First challenge entry!

I recently bought a set of bamboo dpns and straights and needed a place to store them all. I picked out some precut fabric from walmart and went to work! I have 18 pairs of straights so I needed at least that many pockets wide. I laid all my needles out over the different fabrics and decided 3 rows would be the best way to go. I first measured around all the sets of dpns thinking they were bigger and needed more room and the other pairs would fit either way... I didn't have enough room for the 18 sets of straights. So I measured out 18 spots that where about 1.2 inches wide. Success!

It took a bit more fiddling to find out the right heights for the 3 rows, and I opted for the 3rd row to be slanted in case I need to fit some smaller needles back there. I left enough fabric on the top so that I could have a flap that folded over to keep any stray needles from falling out.

I got a lot of inspiration from looking at pictures on google and such, but didn't follow anyone particular.

It's not perfect, my seams could be straighter but I love it. I'm so glad I chose the colors I did! They make me happy!

Here is a close up of it..

And here is what it looks like rolled up! It is huge, I feel like I'm holding a yoga mat or something haha I love the red on the outside!


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6  Made myself a knitting needle roll! in Knitting: Completed Projects by twisted5whispers on: September 10, 2012 09:34:11 AM
I'm not sure if this goes here but it has to do with knitting... Feel free to move if neeeded!

I recently got myself a set of bamboo dpns and a set of bamboo knitting needles. I decided I needed a better way to organize them other than just in a drawer where they just look messy. I bought a package of precut material from the store and went to town!

I had a hard time figuring out how wide to make the pockets. Originally I had different marks for each of the three pockets then realized that wouldn't work, so I use the biggest needles I had for a guide and made each spot about 1.2 inches wide. I love how it turned out!

Here is what it looks like rolled up...

It is huge. But it holds all of my knitting needles.. (so far!) There are 19 pockets for each row. It holds my dpns, and straights and there are pockets for my circular needles! Now I don't have to dig to find the right needles for anything!  Grin

C&C welcome!
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7  Re: How do I figure out how much yarn I need for a wedding blanket? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by twisted5whispers on: August 29, 2012 11:23:37 PM
Thank you. I figured out something like 16 balls of yarn or so. To be save I went to the store and bought more yarn so I have 2 balls of the mc and another of the cc. And I have been knitting up a storm tonight. My next question is.... how many final rows will this square have? I cast on 90 stitches, so 45 per side. and I am decreasing 2 times every other row. I did some wonky math and figured out I would have 45 rows total, but I think I messed up. I wanted 5 color changes so I made each color 9, well actually 10 rows. I am to what is suppose to be the last row and it does NOT look like it will only be 10 rows.

This is what I have so far...

I'm kind of bummed. I thought I did all my calculations right. And I'm not sure if I should just keep knitting the 10 rows like I am or maybe make the last chunk all the red color and then as long as I make all the squares the same who cares? OR If I should take it out and recalculate how many rows so I can have 5 color changes?

C&C are VERY welcome!!
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8  How do I figure out how much yarn I need for a wedding blanket? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by twisted5whispers on: August 28, 2012 12:17:22 PM

My brother and his now fiance will be getting married in Dec. Short notice I know! I want to make them a blanket. I found an awesome picture with some details of what the maker used but no pattern. The link to the flicker page is here http://www.flickr.com/photos/gftc_knits/3796120032/

I want to make it with super thick wool. Loops and Threads in particular. I went to Michael's today and got one ball to do a swatch of. I get 3 stitches per inch. I want to make it about the same size she made it. So I figured 90 stitches for the cast on to get 45 stitches per side, which would be about 15 in per square. 3 squares wide by 4 and it would be about 4ft by 5 ft. 

My only issues is how much yarn to buy. I don't want to worry about different lot numbers, and I don't mind just going out and buying some but I need some sort of rough estimate.

I will have 6 squares of one color, 3 of the other 2 and then the "fleece" colored yarn will be the in between color.

Any help would be super greatly appreciated!!!! I want to start this within the next few days!

Thank youuu!
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9  Re: WIP Wednesday - June 27 in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by twisted5whispers on: August 07, 2012 11:34:42 PM
Here is one of my WIP's ....
The Hitchhiker!

I have 12 of the 42 points so far. It is an easy knit but slow because of the small needles and yarn! This is for a friend whose father just passed away expectantly. I am trying to knit happy thoughts in it for her!
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10  Moebius knitting: Cowls! in Knitting: Completed Projects by twisted5whispers on: August 07, 2012 11:29:48 PM
So I came across a youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVnTda7F2V4 And wanted to give it a try. I had many questions that the wonderful knitters over on the questions board nicely answered for me! Well I made some of the cowl's I wanted to make!

This is the first "real" cowl I made. It was still kind of a tester, it is too long for my taste and I may end up frogging it and making it smaller. It hangs down really low. I also was looking to achieve a different look by purling 1 "row" and knitting 1 "row". It is interesting to say the least. I really don't think I like it...

You can see the line where I switched from purling to knitting. Technically all one "round" is either just knitting or purled depending on what side you're looking at.

I then made a cowl out of some simply soft shadows yarn I got from a friend. I did a test swatch to figure out my stitches per inch and then figured out how long I wanted it. I know can understand the importance of test swatches. So this one turned out exactly how I wanted it. It just needs the ends woven in. I think I am going to keep this one for myself!!


And a picture of me wearing it to show how perfectly sized it is! Excuse the sleepy face as I am doing this at 2am >.<

I am very happy with my adventure into moebius knitting. I will be making these for gifts for the holidays I think!

C&C welcome!
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