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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / AG doll sweater on: September 07, 2012 01:43:00 PM
so i'm getting much better at knitting ...but just realized that it's waaay easier to size a doll rather than a human. made an AG sweater for my niece's beloved Samantha and it turned out the best of any project i've done so far. i even learned how to do a picot bind off on the cuffs and waistband and now want to try it on a real sweater. Grin i can find the pattern if anyone's interested. it was one-piece (not in the round) then sewn up. if i can do it, it's easy
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / changing a pttern for larger needles -i made a swatch! on: July 23, 2012 05:05:12 PM
i'd like to use size 10.5 needles for a pattern I've made before that calls for size 8.
the pattern gauge is 18 stitches per 4". my swatch is 15 stitches per 4 "
how can i alter the pattern instructions (cast on number etc) for my larger stitches? I thought i could use a ratio (if say pattern is "cast on 93') :  15/18  = 93/x  Would that work? does anyone know any better??
thanks a lot  Cheesy
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / knit elephant toy on: June 26, 2012 09:15:43 AM
my daughter's school mascot is an elephant (Tufts Jumbos!) -- and i've been wanting to attempt a knitted toy.... so it turned out OK. the good thing is i put some rice in the body so he sits up nicely, the bad thing is i didn't follow the pattern for the arms and legs.. it was too hard for me and i didn't feel like doing the color/yarn changes. the pattern was: http://www.etsy.com/listing/60839293/pears-the-elephant-pdf-knit-pattern  i just knit tubes for the arms and legs, and i had to add a little brain surgery patch at the back of the head to make it meet. but she's in the mail to my daughter... Grin  (the top photo i used a flash, so that's the truer color)

14  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Drive-in movie night (cardboard box reconstructed) on: June 25, 2012 05:00:20 PM
i'm late to the party to say that "you are a great mom!!" i used to do stuff like that all teh time, (mine are bow 23, 20 and 16 yo  Undecided)but your results are much better --i'm sure you're a professional at aluminum foil swords and "jewel" crowns. your little guy is lucky --and that is a fun, GREAT age
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Places online to buy yarn? on: April 24, 2012 02:26:48 PM
i'm the first to support my LYS (actually i go into Phila b/c my LOCAL YS has little selection and a stiff owner...) but there is MUCH more variety online....sometimes if you know you won't need instructions and just want to try a new yarn, online is the way to go .... but as a newbie i have been surprised a few times by the weight/bulk of what arrived in the mail. so read the description carefully. that said, i just ordered cotton blend for a summer sweater from yarn.com and it is very nice 
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / fUGGS on: April 24, 2012 12:54:00 PM
I've made a few of these (fake)UGGS as baby gifts, finally getting around to posting. I broke down and bought a skein of fake fur/white acrylic to do the trim --and it looks sooo much better than regular yarn. The brown is leftover sock wool --and I made a pink pair for a baby girl! if you google baby knit UGGS the pattern will come up for free... it's quick and easy (but now it's summer) Cheesy

17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: knitted elephant! on: April 04, 2012 12:16:58 PM
hi!! love your ellie!! (that's what they call them in Africa!) can you please post the pattern --you can copy and paste  --or a link to it??? I've been looking for an easy elephant to knit and this may be it.

good job! Cheesy
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / first top down sweater! on: February 09, 2012 01:09:30 PM
this is my first top down sweater--it's from Knitting Pure and Simple. the yarn is "ella rae classic heather" in a nice lilac/purple (much better than my camera phone shows) i liked top down because the shaping/sizing worked well and you don't have to sew anything (badly) together. I would like to do this pattern again in a worsted/bulky thicker yarn, that it is a little more forgiving, eg so you can't see every twisted/slightl;y messed stitch. and my ribbing on the bottom is not as tight as i would like, and the whole sweater could be longer....
can any experts recommend  a yarn I should try? I think I know about guage and could adjust... i have problems with brands/types other than the number (4) designations.
thanks! Cheesy

19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Holiday presents part 1: some knitting on: December 24, 2011 12:04:11 PM
the shrug looks great --and the hats are cute too. Cheesy
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Lace Scarf on: December 06, 2011 12:48:10 PM
really nice! and with babies you don't have to knit so much  Cheesy
i really like the stitch/pattern. can you post which one it was?
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