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1  Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery - June 2007 in The Swap Gallery by craftykate on: June 05, 2007 11:10:38 AM
I'm glad the vest went over so well.  Grin knitting_nyxxie is seriously patient. It took me forever to finish this. Mostly due to my poor note taking from the first vest I made. The handspun was a little, "sorry I'm so slow" gift. I have one ok pic of me wearing it that I took for my blog, but hopefully it fits knitting_nyxxie better.

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2  Re: Fiber Friday 5/25 in Spinning: Completed Projects by craftykate on: May 25, 2007 09:57:29 AM
What's black and white and black and white and red?

Yarn I made yesterday from some sheep shed studio stuff.  Grin
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3  Strawberry hat and bib in Knitting: Completed Projects by craftykate on: May 24, 2007 01:25:32 PM
I made these for my friend's 5 month old daughter.

I vaguely followed the hat pattern here.

Modeled by my light-bulb lamp

Bib. I used the basic instructions from mason-dixon knitting and added some strawberry details, like a knitted strawberry applique and cute strawberry buttons, to make it match the hat.

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4  Re: Fitted Knits-along ? in Knitalongs by craftykate on: May 24, 2007 12:59:04 PM
Here's the keyhole sweater. I just need to weave in the ends and find a button. Bah. It's ok I guess, but it didn't turn out as well as I would have liked. I'm super aggravated at the terrible neckline instructions and the lack of errata for this pattern. I love just about everything in the book though, so hopefully my next fitted knits sweater will cause me less frustration.

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5  Re: New Stitch Diva Pattern/Glampyre sweater in Knitalongs by craftykate on: March 05, 2007 07:30:26 PM
Done! I dig it! The neckline of mine stretched out all weird after blocking and the first time I wore it. To fix it, I carefully threaded some of that stretchy elastic cord, for those stretchy bead bracelets, along the inside of the neckline. Much better. 



The sequins on thread were too much of a pain to knit with, so I sewed them on after. I haven't decided if I'll add more to the sleeve lace. I probably will.
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6  Re: New Stitch Diva Pattern/Glampyre sweater in Knitalongs by craftykate on: January 31, 2007 08:48:37 PM
I decided to omit the purl ridges and to use sequins I strung on thread to carry along. Knitting with the sequins turned out to be a huge pain in the butt. I think I may only do them at the top and bottom of the lace. It's moving along pretty quickly. I don't know why it took me so long to get going!

I can not get a decent picture of the sequins.
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7  Re: Fiber Friday 1/19 in Spinning: Completed Projects by craftykate on: January 19, 2007 12:16:23 PM
I'm spinning a bunch of fiber that atsuko got from sheep shed studio in as my end of a personal swap. Here's the first of many skeins.

These are for a personal swap I did with lulubean. Now I need to spin myself something!
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8  Re: FIBER FRIDAY!!! 1/12/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by craftykate on: January 14, 2007 08:13:35 PM
I'm late to the party, but here's what I've done lately. The black/white/grey are brown sheep mill ends. The blue and grey is my first navajo ply.

Thank you to the boy's piano for being a good yarn model.   Grin

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9  Re: Ongoing Offer What You Have (Crafts/Supplies) Swap - Dec. 24-Jan. 24 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by craftykate on: December 30, 2006 07:59:54 AM
Hello! I'm craftykate, and having been PM'd by the organizer to say I am approved I would like to claim lulubean for #6 the branching out scarf.

Here's what I have to offer:

1-Misc. collection of beads and findings. Here's an example of what I'll dig through to make a grab bag based on your preferences in color etc.

2- knit then felted bag with bamboo handles. It's black with a black/ purple top edge.

3- knit lace cap in brown wool with multi blue/green/brown wool stripes.

4- Collection of finished macram hemp jewelry. These in the picture plus a few more similar ones.

5- Skein of handspun yarn. The photo is just and example. I'll let you choose from what I currently have completed or will try to spin a skein based on your preferences.
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10  Re: Show off Your Custom Text Shirt from Spreadshirt in Craftster Itself by craftykate on: December 18, 2006 06:45:12 PM

Mine came today. The picture was huge, so I resized it, and perhaps went a little too far. Unfortunately this is the only version of the pic I saved. Oh well.
I really like my shirt. I ordered a medium since that's what I usually buy, but it's tighter than I thought it would be. I think I'll go with a large on the next one.
It's hard to read in the tiny pic, but it says "Knit Fast, Die Warm"
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