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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: 2 Hour (or less) Santa Hat on: December 30, 2007 07:19:22 AM
Yay! I am so glad you liked it, and I love the way it came out with those colors! Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Lady Eleanor Round 2? on: August 29, 2007 06:00:07 AM
I made a smaller version as well as a scarf for a friend...Used 3.5 skiens Patons SWS in Earth

That is lovely! Very nice colorway. How did you like the fringe? I tried that kind of fringe and just didn't think it was working well with the SWS, so I changed it. But yours looks good.
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Lady Eleanor Round 2? on: August 28, 2007 07:00:00 AM
Thanks everyone! I do like the way it turned out. It really does seem to be the best possible use of Patons SWS. Smiley It's so warm! I am going to enjoy it this winter.
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Lady Eleanor Round 2? on: August 24, 2007 07:10:02 PM
After a very, very long delay, I've finally finished my variant on this, the Baby Eleanor!

I started to put on the netting fringe as in the actual Lady E pattern, but didn't think it was working well with this yarn, so I cut it off and made tassels instead.

Technical info:
Yarn: Patons SWS Natural Geranium. Including tassels, used about 4 1/3 skeins... I think. Could have been 5 1/3.
Needles: US 9.
Pattern: I used the actual Lady E pattern as a reference, but actually did just find a web page on entrelac and used that to figure out the actual stitches. The intent was to make one about half the size of a Lady E.
Dimensions, blocked: 63 inches long without tassels, 79 inches long with tassels, 10 inches wide.

I love the results, but hate entrelac -- at least, 63 inches of it. So I probably will never make another one.
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Lady Eleanor Round 2? on: April 02, 2007 05:48:07 PM
Wow, that's beautiful!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Whirlwind neckwarmer, with silvery buttons and pattern link on: April 02, 2007 03:45:32 PM
Thank you! Heh, I thought it was getting too warm here to wear a neckwarmer, but it's supposed to be below 30 degrees Fahrenheit in Seattle tonight!  Shocked

Regarding the yarn -- there was still a bunch of it at the Jo-Ann Etc. at Southcenter (south of Seattle) yesterday, but not in the purple/blue. They had the green and a couple of other colorways. So, if you are looking for this exact yarn, check out your local Jo-Ann and see if they still have it, since it's discontinued now.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: knitpicks new yarn Cotlin? on: April 02, 2007 03:41:38 PM
In general there is something sort of weird about KnitPicks' colors in a lot of their yarns. Some of their yarns have tons of color choices, but the ones that don't often have colors that look very dated to me. And this is even having seen lots of the color cards, not just the website.

It's weird how some companies seem to have yarn with almost every colorway being beautiful, and others, most of them are "ehh" and there are a couple of good colors. KnitPicks is the latter to me, and I wish they would get some better colors going!
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: 3-Hour Sweater Knitalong: dare we hope? on: April 01, 2007 03:14:41 PM
I had that problem as well -- not getting the ribbing to line up properly.
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: 3-Hour Sweater Knitalong: dare we hope? on: March 31, 2007 02:23:45 PM
Very nice!

I still want to knit one top-down, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I also haven't worn the one I already made yet. Soon...
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: knitpicks new yarn Cotlin? on: March 31, 2007 02:22:17 PM
Yes, that is true. I haven't knitted with linen, but I've sewn a lot of 100% linen clothing, and it is stiff and crisp at first, but after washings it softens right up. And linen is notoriously durable stuff. So I am looking forward to knitting something with it.
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