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141  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Random Swap round 3 :) Sign ups july 21-august 18 send october 6 on: August 01, 2011 07:43:19 AM
I finally sent my questionnaire in.  Holy crap I'm excited.  Also nervous.  I can't wait to start, seriously.
142  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Owl Cowl and Selbu Modern *ravelry pattern links* on: July 31, 2011 04:59:02 PM
That cowl!  I thought it was a little cuff at first, but it's a whole cowl!  It's gorgeous.  The stitches in your colourwork look so nice and even.  And I'm in love the brown yarn you used.
143  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wire Ring Goodness on: July 30, 2011 04:42:27 PM
Those are amazing.  I would wear both of them in a heartbeat, and I don't usually like rings.  I love love love the blue one.  The gold looks great.  You should absolutely do a bunch more.  I think they look fantastic.         
144  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Random Swap round 3 :) Sign ups july 21-august 18 send october 6 on: July 26, 2011 10:54:50 AM
I nearly had a heart attack when I realized I haven't been a member for a month (long-time lurker), but then noticed that I will be before the sign-ups close.  So yay!  My questionnaire's all filled out, I just need to wait a week to send it in Smiley

I've wanted to do swaps for ages.  I'm so psyched for this.

145  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Socks! on: July 25, 2011 05:24:26 PM
I've only been knitting for about a year and a half, so I don't have many socks to my name.  Yet.  All are knitted on size 0 DPNs, using a generic toe-up sock pattern. 

These are the first pair I actually finished.  Superwash merino.  I saw a fingerless gloves pattern on Ravelry that used a similar stripe pattern and was inspired.

And the second pair.  They're a wool/silk/alpaca blend in a gorgeous tweed and are a little tight around the ankle, and a little thick, but the yarn should stretch after a while. 

You can see there how the heel came out too small.   

Then there's the first socks I ever tried...

..and never finished.  But I got one done!  They're for my sister.  Originally meant to be a Slytherin scarf, but the yarn was purchased when I was too much of a newbie to know that sock yarn =/= good scarf yarn.  So Slytherin sock(s) they became.

Although the heel is crappy, they're the comfiest of the three.  I think the orange/red pair is my favourite, though.  My plan is to include cables in the next pair.  Wish me luck. 
146  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Stringer Bowl on: July 24, 2011 04:21:56 PM
Gorgeous.  It almost looks like plaid, a bit.
147  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: A Perilous Tale about Fabric Flowers...now with more flowers on: July 24, 2011 03:56:23 PM
So cool.  I like the two plaid ones the most.  Have you considered putting them on headbands or something?  Like here:
http://craftsnob.com/2011/02/t-shirt-headband/.  The flowers look very similar to yours, although they're made out of T-shirt.
148  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / First Time Plying, Second Time Spinning on: July 24, 2011 03:34:37 PM
(Yes, I'm a crappy photographer)  

The colours in the first picture are most accurate.  It's 100% merino, and super soft and squishy.  It's not perfect, there are some thick and thin spots, but I adore it anyway.  Especially the colours.  What do you think?  I might make a hat with it, or I might just keep it as is to squish and admire.
149  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: cotton socks from unraveled thrift store sweater on: July 24, 2011 12:59:12 PM
I've tried unraveling thrift store sweaters and I always wind up with a big knotted mess.  I love the stripe pattern and colours here. 
150  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My first knitting project; Gryffindor Scarf. on: July 24, 2011 12:12:49 PM
My sister was begging me for a similar scarf a while back (although we're Slytherins in this house Wink) and seeing this really encourages me to get off my butt and knit it.  It looks crazy comfortable. 
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