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21  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Blossom (baby girl dress) KAL on: July 31, 2007 05:34:28 AM
Ooh, prettyfloralbonnet, good idea using the Dreambaby yarn. I happen to have some of that in my stash, and a slew of baby girls were just born around here... hmmmm...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Sammie
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What's the best project for Touch Me yarn? on: July 20, 2007 09:51:43 AM
You could make Knitty's Velvet Oblivion with the one skein that's a different color. I've been meaning to make it with a lone skein of Touch Me I have laying around here somewhere...
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Muggles say the cutest things . . . on: July 16, 2007 12:43:07 PM
I was knitting before a Joan Jett concert on the 7th. One of the people with our group, whom I hadn't met before, asked me, "Are you knitting because you're celibate?"

I just gave her a really weird look and kept working on my sock. Actually, I think I laughed at her, too. Silly muggles.

Grey's Anatomy reference! In one episode, the main character took up knitting because she was celibate, and it gave her something else to do and concentrate on. So not quite as random as it might seem  Wink
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ravelry! Extra invites... on: July 15, 2007 06:57:55 PM
Thanks for the heads-up, Amarillys. I'm all joined up now Smiley
25  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: 2007 Sock-along - June theme up on: July 12, 2007 07:24:39 AM
So, remember way back in April when our theme was lace? Yeah... I made a pair of Knitty's Hedera, and actually finished them at the end of May, but just never got my butt in gear and took pictures. So, at long last...




And a close up of the pattern:


I used Rowan 4-ply soft in a much prettier green than you can tell from these pictures.

I really enjoyed making these socks! It was my first time doing twisted ribbing, and I really like how it turned out. I'm not normally a fan of 1x1 ribbing, so that was a pleasant surprise.

I managed to memorize the pattern after a while, and didn't need to look at the chart as long as I was in a rhythm and didn't get interrupted. And they went really fast, until my ball ran out three-quarters of the way through the first sock (used yarn unraveled from another project, and apparently didn't get a full ball). So I cast on the second sock using a fresh ball, and then used the remainder of that ball to finish the first sock! Oi!

Overall I'm pretty pleased with these socks. My one complaint is my own fault - I changed the heel to a short-row heel (because I really don't like the way flap heels feel on my foot), and apparently should have added some plain rows about them because the heels came out really short, so I'm practically walking on the lace section.  Undecided But other than that I love them!

Sammie

26  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Stash-Be-Gone-Along? on: July 12, 2007 07:15:28 AM
Chugging right along here... just finished up another striped hat out of Wool-Ease, which incidentally finished up *two* leftover skeins! Yay!


Just to mix it up a little, I just cast on a another hat out of wool-ease, but I think that this one *gasp* will be all one color! The craziness never stops around here...

Also, about a month ago I knit a pair of Knitty's Hedera out of some stash yarn, but never uploaded the photo. So here they are:


(the green is a lot prettier in person :/)

Sammie
27  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Stash-Be-Gone-Along? on: July 08, 2007 06:36:52 PM
Art teachers can use all sorts of things- and usually their art supply budget is quite limited.  I know that I was always bringing things to school or buying supplies for projects. 

Yup, that sounds familiar Smiley Right now my 7-month-old is keeping her well supplied with baby food containers, which are excellent for mixing paints and glazes in Smiley

So, I have to admit that I fell off the wagon a bit on Friday: I went to Joanne's to buy some acrylic to make a baby blanket for my son. I've decided he needs a lovey to sleep with, so I'm making him one using the same pattern my mom used to make my baby blanket when I was little, and I needed more of one type of yarn for that than I had on hand. I don't feel bad about that purchase, but the skein of peaches n cream that jumped into my shopping basket on my way out... well...  Embarrassed

Sammie
28  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Stash-Be-Gone-Along? on: July 06, 2007 03:35:23 PM
Mienna: I think the rest of the beige is going to be contrasting stripes on another wool-ease hat.

Artteacher - great idea! A good friend of mine is actually an art teacher. I'll have to ask her if she wants my Caron Simply Soft collection... Hmmmm...
29  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Stash-Be-Gone-Along? on: July 05, 2007 12:32:34 PM
Finally finished up one of my skeins of Wool-Ease! Wahoo!

I just knit a baby-sized hat out of some leftover skeins of green and beige Wool-Ease. And now the green is all gone -Yay!

Here it is being modeled by my very tolerant son (as I write this he is still happily playing on the floor, wearing the hat):



And the top (not actually wonky, just looks weird because it's hard to take a picture in low light of a wiggly baby)


Sammie Smiley
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ravelry! Extra invites... on: July 03, 2007 09:16:07 AM
Okay all y'all who said to add you as friends... I'm taking you up on it! I'm on as SammishGirl, and I'm a good friend, honest!

I am a total Ravelry addict, and I'm completely loving it for stashbusting purposes. Searching by yarn to find ideas for using up spare balls I have, and organizing my stash (so I can remember what in the heck I have) is awesome.

But don't worry, Craftster, you're still my first love!  Grin

Sammie
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