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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Eternity scarf on: November 13, 2010 11:38:41 AM
What pattern did you use? This is beautiful!

I didn't follow a written pattern.  I knit a copycat of the Eternity Scarf by Michele Wang by analyzing pictures of FOs.  (If you are not on Ravelry, there is a link to the pattern on the designer's blog here). 

If you are inclined to knit this, pick something with better drape than the yarn I used.  The '03 Tweed looks nice but has the drape of brown paper towels. Tongue  The other FOs I've seen look much cushier and cozier than the one I knit.
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Alice in Wonderland Costumes, ala Jacki.(crap-ton of pics) on: November 08, 2010 07:32:35 PM
These costumes are SO precious!  My favorite is definitely the Mad Hatter.  Your son pulls off that costume really well!  He looks so sweet and proper in the picture without the wig, hat, and overcoat, but once he wears those items, the Mad Hatter persona really comes through. Smiley
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Renegade beanie on: November 08, 2010 07:20:09 PM
I used knitPro.  Graph paper works equally well.  If you use knitPro, you'll have to clean up the chart that's generated because the edges get "fuzzy" (you'll see what I mean if you try it).  Just print out the chart and color in the stitches with a marker. 

If you decide to knit a beanie with a charted logo on it, make sure you chart the logo so it is stretched a little bit vertically.  I didn't do that when I charted the renegade logo and it ended up looking a little stretched out horizontally when the beanie is worn on the head (it looks normal when the hat is not being worn). 

Please do knit a Cerberus hat!  I'd really like to see it, even if I have to wait a year. Tongue!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2010 DeStash-Along on: November 06, 2010 06:39:51 PM
Thanks Kittymom13 and alwaysinmyroom, I felt much better after reading both of your responses. Smiley

I finished the scarf yesterday:

It turned out the right length!  Yay~

I was working on this while waiting for my boyfriend to finish voting at our neighboring polling place on Election Day.  A sweet, white-haired, 80-something year old man with a cane walked up to me, smiled, and asked me, "Are you knitting for a baby?"  I was caught off-guard and started blushing madly. ("Do I look pregnant? O_O")  Then I recovered and told him, "No, I'm knitting for me. Smiley"  He chuckled a bit and wished me a nice day.  I wonder if people in his generation only knit when they were expecting.  Anyhow, I thought it was cute, once I got over the embarrassment. Tongue
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Eternity scarf on: November 06, 2010 06:36:18 PM
Quick stashbusting project.  Took me about a week to finish it.  Nice, mindless, TV knitting.  Cheesy

Knit from two skeins of Classic Elite '03 Tweed.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Lacy Cropped Cardi on: November 06, 2010 06:32:14 PM
Thanks everyone. Smiley
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Renegade beanie on: November 06, 2010 04:11:07 PM
Thanks everyone! Grin 

To the people who think double knitting is hard/scary (eep!):  When I designed this hat, I knew I wanted it to be double-layered because sock yarn doesn't produce a thick enough fabric for a beanie.  I liked the look of double-knitting but it ended up being a little too complicated to me too (this was my first "double-knitted" project).  I wasn't used to constantly switching between knitting and purling and keeping track of two working yarns, so I improvised a different technique to produce the same result.

I had the hat layers on two separate circulars and went back and forth between the two needles for each round I knitted.  Whenever there was a color change, I'd use my working yarn and swap to the other needle and work all the stitches that needed that color.  Then I'd go back to the first needle and knit the stitches I skipped over in the other color.  I knitted back and forth between the needles like this until I finished the logo.  At that point, I knitted the crowns separately.  It was quite fiddly but I preferred doing it this way because I worked with one yarn at a time (compared to constantly switching between knitting and purling and keeping track of two working yarns).  The downside is you have to have two sets of needles that are the same size and it probably takes longer to knit this way.  However, it may be worth a try if you like the look of double knitting but find the traditional technique a little daunting. Tongue
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: World of Warcraft Draenei on: November 06, 2010 03:46:23 PM
I love this costume!  I read through all of your blog posts about the construction process.  The boots turned out GREAT and I'm glad you had an awesome friend helping out. Smiley  You nailed the tail drape too.
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Odie the sock monkey on: November 04, 2010 06:09:49 PM
Ohhh I love this!  Please post pictures of the other sweaters when you make them!  Soooo cute.  Grin
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2010 DeStash-Along on: November 02, 2010 07:54:49 PM
Thanks everyone! Cheesy

Sweet knitting, Rinoa1024!!  The hat fits and looks great!  Is the eternity pattern your own??  I'm stitching up headscarves from bits of yarn from the stash.  I posted one in finished knitting projects.  I got the pattern for Calorimetry off of Knitty.com.  Nice to see a fellow knit-whit, here! Wink

Oh, your Calorimetry is cute!  I completely forgot about that pattern.  I knit one a few years ago for my mom but I have a few odd balls of wool that could also be Calorimetries.

The pattern for the scarf is the Eternity Scarf by Michele Wang (Ravelry link).  If you're not on Ravelry, there is a picture of the scarf here on the designer's blog.

Kind of OT, but I actually feel pretty guilty because I didn't buy her pattern, but figured it out by looking at pictures of finished scarves on Ravelry. Sad  On one hand, I'm trying to minimize the amount of money I spend on crafting this year, but on the other hand, the scarf was her idea and her design, and I wouldn't have thought to knit a scarf in this pattern until I saw a picture of her design.  I'm not going to share my pattern notes, I'm either keeping the scarf for myself or gifting it (not selling it), and my project page on Ravelry credits her design.  Are there any pattern designers out there?  How would you feel if someone used pictures of your patterns and reproduced it for private use, but didn't compensate you monetarily?  (Am I overreacting? Huh)
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