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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted food - lots of pictures on: June 12, 2009 01:39:35 PM

So cute!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: White Cotton on: June 12, 2009 01:38:14 PM
I love that!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Tunic-style sweater for my husband on: June 10, 2009 01:03:54 PM
So a while ago my husband asked me to knit him a sweater (it was supposed to be his Christmas present, but I only just finished it - only 6 months late!).

He had a vision of a tunic-style one - sort of like a medieval tunic, but knitted.  Long sleeves, a lace-up neckline, very plain and in a neutral colour.

This is what I came up with:

It isn't as long as I wanted, and it is a bit more fitted than planned (I think he has put some weight on in the last 6 months since I measured him because the sweater is knitted to the correct size, it just isn't as loose as it should be)

I used Patons Classic Merino (can't remember how many balls - it was quite a lot), and was knitted on 4.5mm needles.

It was knitted circular from the bottom up, the body first, and then the sleeves, which I then joined at the underarms and carried on with the yoke, switching to knitting flat where the opening was.  The lacing at the neckline is a crochet chain done with 2 strands of the yarn on a 5mm hook.

He must be pretty pleased with it because he went to work wearing it this morning.

A closeup of the neckline:

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Blue for a girl? on: June 10, 2009 12:46:56 PM
That is really cute.

I dressed my girls in a lot of blue when they were babies because they were blonde.  And the blue looked stunning on them.

Who says blue has to be for boys anyway?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Easy/Cheap Stitch Markers! on: February 12, 2009 07:30:20 AM

I am going to have to make some of these!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: what to knit with t-shirt yarn?? on: February 11, 2009 10:37:46 AM
What about a rug?

I am sure I have seen a bathmat pattern outthere somewhere that was knitted from strips of cotton yarn.  If you don't want a bathmat you could just use it as an area rug.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sideshow knitting... on: February 10, 2009 04:52:41 PM
I knit continental style because that is how I was taught.  I have also knitted in the bath (simply to prove that it was possible  Grin), And cos I have knitted in the car while on a long drive (well OH was doing the actual driving) overnight, I have knitted very simple stuff (a dishcloth) in the dark.  It had surprisingly few mistakes but was only garter-stitch.

I have heard of people walking and knitting but haven't mastered that myself yet, I might try it at some point as I don't really need to look at what I am knitting if it is simple.

Knitting with your feet?  I don't see why not.  Some people can paint/write/draw with their feet, so why not knit?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Does anyone have a recommendation for an economical swift? on: February 09, 2009 03:55:36 PM
I don't have a swift, but have discoverd that if I put the hank of yarn over the back/arms of my office chair I can spin it and wind a ball that way.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My first Entrelac! on: February 09, 2009 03:53:44 PM
That is a lovely hat!

I have been experimenting with entrelac too, but nothing as exciting as this - just a plain knitted strip that will probably end up as a scarf
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to Aoid Gaps in Underarms of Seamless Raglans on: February 07, 2009 02:56:01 PM
I have to admit that I do the sewing up method usually
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