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1  Re: Knitty's "Flora" Knitalong in Knitalongs by craftymodster on: October 02, 2005 11:34:22 AM
Everyone's 'Flora's' are quite smashing and lovely....wonderful inspirations in colors!  I also made a Flora (like ASAP when the pattern came out):


I only wish now that I would have made mine longer, as it's fairly short on the flower side....on another one perhaps?  This is a great stash-buster for certain!

There's more photos on my blog in a post from 9/10, fyi.
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2  My Alien(s) in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by craftymodster on: March 13, 2005 11:35:06 AM
I finally made a SNB Alien Illusion Scarf recently, as I've always wanted to make one ever since I bought the book eons ago.  My version is knitted in 'raspberry-chocolate' the yarn being that of the more reasonable Patons Class Wool that I had in stash.  I did only commit to 4 out of the 6 alien heads, but the length was to my satifactory AND I literally just had enough yarn (well, I actually ran out of pink on the very last strand for the very LAST fringe!  Weird!).  I had to steam the edges to keep it from rolling, but fear after it's been worn it may be inclined to curl again (anyone else have this problem?).

I really enjoyed knitting this pattern.  I think it has to do with graphs....I never get board when a chart that I must pay attention to, is involved!
I worked on this for four nights straight, so I guess for me: 4 nights = 4 aliens, or 1 alien per night.  Or...um...whatever. ...





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3  Re: Projects from "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" in Knitting: Completed Projects by craftymodster on: February 02, 2005 04:41:35 PM
I heart everyone's projects from this book (I heart this book.  there.).  I have made several things, with several others still-in-prog (most photos of such should be, or will be on my blog), but I wanted to share the lastest.  This also gives a visual as to how it might fit a toddler (well, at least my particular totlet).  Here...cotton hat:



I think I might make the length a tad longer next time (I just like' em that way), as does the tie appear a bit high to anyone else?  I just assumed that it would hit lower on the head.  Maybe not.  Maybe it's just my so-so knitting skills.  It's a very cute and easy hat pattern regardless!
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4  Manly-MAN Scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by craftymodster on: November 23, 2004 12:10:03 PM
My holiday knitting frenzy spawned this manly-ish scarf!


I'm a tad bit pleased with myself on how it turned out (which is very unusual...Me?  Happy with a project?):


Here's one more....a closer view at the stripe-age:


This was completely simple & was cool to see the stripes stripe in a vertical direction.
I wanted something that looked manly like for my step-pop, thus my color choices.

This is what I did (fyi):

Yarn:  Brown Sheeps' 'Lamb's Pride', Worsted.  Four skeins in assorted colors.
Needles: 11US...circs are best due to the size.
The Easy-Breezy Info: I basically Cast On 200 stitches (fairly relaxed/not tight).  Knit every row (garter).  I did a random stripe pattern mixing up my four colors, knitting 2 rows 1 color, then knitting 4 rows the next color, 2, 4, 2, 4, etc...  I ended up knitting approximately 50 rows, then binding off, which gave me a total width of about 8-1/2", length = approx. 64".

Of course, you can choose ANY color(s), do ANY random stripe pattern you can think of, and make the total width smaller (or larger if you want, but I thought mine turned out to be as wide as I would actually want a scarf to ever be.  That's just me), cast on less/more stitches, etc & etc.

It turned out fairly soft, which I adore, as former Lamb's Pride scarves I've knit up seemed a bit stiff.

That's it.  I'm done.

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