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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / I never thought I'd knit a skirt, did you? on: October 02, 2007 04:04:59 AM
Seriously, I never found a pattern that I thought would be flattering; and all of that bulk.  So when the fall lines began to roll in at the local stores and I saw a cabled knit skirt that I thought was adorable, I decided to take a crack at it.

I, of course, used the bulkiest yarn I had, don't ask me why.  I'm very happy with what I came up with.  Smiley  Now, I'm just waiting for it to drop in temperature so I can wear it!



and closer details of the cables


At the top, I used a woven criss-cross cable, then it moves into separate sections of honeycomb, rib, and six-stitch cables.  I knit in the round; the back is purely stockinette... with a couple of short rows for the booty.
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / lace tank - VK summer '05 on: June 07, 2007 04:52:40 AM
I don't know why, but I've been a little disappointed with the knitting mags lately... so I reached into my pile of old mags and found this pattern.  I used Elann pima cotton.  It was a quick knit even with all the lace and cables.  The only problem I encountered was trying to find where I had hidden all of my different sized needles.  I can never put them back in their case where they belong.  That would be too easy.  Undecided
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / VK Summer '05 hoodie on: April 16, 2007 04:42:58 AM
So, I've been wanting to make this hooded pullover for about two years now... Finally bought yarn, made several modifications to the pattern

Here's what the original is supposed to look like.


...and here's what I ended up with.  I'm not sure I'm entirely pleased with it because it has little shape.  The crossover was one of the modifications I made to make it a bit more fitted.



I also shortened the sleeves quite a bit and added an eyelet row down the middle Smiley


14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / it can't be true! i'm only the second person to knit this?? on: February 15, 2007 04:41:11 AM
I know it's not true, but I searched, and only one other person has posted a completed Sheldon.

Mine's a bit larger, as I used DK weight and worsted weight wool on Size 5 needles.  It's a gift for a former coworker of mine.  Smiley




I thought about going all Waldorf school and leaving it eyeless, but I put eyes on it this morning to give it a bit more personality.
15  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / pearl edge hem??? on: January 25, 2007 06:02:00 PM
Anyone know how to do this with their serger?  I can't find my manual because I'm in the middle of unpacking my new apartment... and I'm working on something for an upcoming show.  Anyone have any hints?  Or a serger manual they can look at for me??

I'd really appreciate it!
Thanks!
erin
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / betcha you haven't seen this... on: November 02, 2006 07:26:17 AM
It's a duck costume for a pumpkin.  Yeah, you heard me right.  We can only decorate our pumpkins, not carve them, for our office pumpkin challenge... so this year, I knit our pumpkin into a duck!

It came in third, and I'd be lying if I didn't say I was a little disappointed.  Nevertheless...

17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / four sweaters in two months... on: November 02, 2006 04:54:22 AM
I was a busy knitter in August and September... I'm just getting around to the pictures and posting.

1) A sweater I made for my mom's birthday from the Vogue Knitting Fall 05.  Vladimir Teriokhin's hooded pullover


2) A sweater for me from Vogue Knitting Fall 06 "Embellished V-neck"


3) My first fair isle project and the first sweater vest I've ever made from Vogue Knitting Fall 05.  It was also made with yarn that was given to me by a very close family friend who is unable to knit or crochet anymore, so I wanted to do it justice...
   

4) A sweater that I made up from more of the yarn given to me by the family friend.


I couldn't believe how many projects I went through in a short period of time.  I was so grateful for the gift of the yarn for the last two projects.  I think I'll probably re-do the neckline of the sweater vest, as I'm not pleased with how it looks on.  I think the pattern sizing gets a little weird, there...  But other than that, I'm pleased with the projects.  My mom is happy with her birthday sweater, and I'm loving the ultra low v-neck over a button-down for work!
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Jones-ing for some yarn... on: August 28, 2006 12:37:04 PM
I'm seriously being idiotic right now, but I'm jonesin for the yarn I bought online last week.  I keep checking the tracking number and it left the NJ sorting center at 1:55 this morning, which means that it should've been delivered to my NY apartment already... but it doesn't say delivered.

I want my yarn!  Ack!  I haven't been like this about yarn in a while... maybe it's the sullen weather we're experiencing here, but it's like I'm having withdrawals from crack.... I want, I want, I want!
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Summer of the dress... on: May 15, 2006 01:18:35 PM
Anyone else feel like this really should be the summer of the dress?  Last year, it was summer of the skirt for me - and that's probably because of the two size discrepancy from my bust to my hips, but whatever.  So this is the second of three dresses that I've made in the last week.  The third was pretty awful, but I'll probably turn it into a skirt, nevertheless...

I'm pleased with how this one turned out though!!
20  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Pumpkin Dressing Help on: October 21, 2005 10:40:22 AM
Basically this is a last ditch call for help and ideas.

So at work, there's this contest and we have to decorate or dress a pumpkin... we're running low on ideas.  I'm begging for creative ideas on what to dress this pumpkin up as.  Any suggestions?  Creative but realistic (given the time frame) would be the best.

Originally, we were thinking of building a little house for the pumpkin and getting little pumpkins as its kids (I work in a housing program), but that idea has been vetoed.  Then I thought, maybe I can knit the pumpkin a costume.  Last year, my department dressed the pumpkin up in condoms and prevention stickers (which also didn't go over too well, despite us being into safer sex education and HIV prevention. 

Anything???

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