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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Merel's handsome winter sweater on: December 23, 2015 09:08:44 AM
Thank you ladies! Feeling really honoured to be featured. Grin
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists on: December 18, 2015 12:42:17 PM
Naantje, great looking pot holders. Did you have to fill them with something to insulate from the heat or use a special type of wool?

Not filled, just double-knitted with cotton. That takes care of the heat plenty.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Merel's handsome winter sweater on: December 14, 2015 12:14:58 AM
I worked the monogram in duplicate stitch off this chart: http://heatherkate.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/LetterM.jpg The chart is intended to mix garter stitch and stockinette, but I adapted it slightly for colourwork.

I worked on the sweater on and off for six weeks. Part at home while watching TV (when I hadn't started work yet), part during my daily commute to work (35 minute train ride).

Thanks for the love. Smiley
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists on: December 13, 2015 02:39:22 PM
Wow, you ladies definitely have been getting your holiday crafting on! So many lovely things! My output has been drastically diminished by returning to full time employment, but I recently finished this set of two pot holders:

Just gifted them to a friend who was very happy to receive them.

Since it's been so long since I've posted, there's two more projects to post:

The double knit potholder I use at work for my morning oatmeal:

And the warm winter sweater I knit for my goddaughter, monogrammed in the Weasley fashion:

(Apologies for the terrible photo quality...)

Currently working on a lacy scarf, hoping to finish it in time for Christmas!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Merel's handsome winter sweater on: December 13, 2015 02:33:44 PM
Recently, I knitted theOh, Handsome Winter-sweater for my goddaughter, which I monogrammed in the Weasly fashion. It turned out to be a perfect fit! Would definitely recommend this pattern, really easy and very comfy for the little one.

On Ravelry
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Celtic knot double knitted pot holders on: December 13, 2015 02:20:18 PM
Made during my daily commute on the train, these pot holders were knit as a Sinterklaas/Christmas gift for a friend. I made one pixel sized error when adjusting the pattern to my gauge, but you really have to go searching to find it, so I really don't mind. Seriously happy with how they turned out, and the recipient was very grateful too. Smiley About a month of knitting at a rate of two 30 minute train rides a day, five days a week, skipping some days when there were no seats available.

On Ravelry
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists on: October 04, 2015 01:44:46 AM
No, not at all: we welcome fellow crafters all year long. Smiley
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists on: September 26, 2015 02:38:21 AM
Does anyone else still have the bug that when you go to "new posts", a whole bunch of them are skipped? Because I keep running into that (using Chrome) and I'm surprised that it's still not fixed.

Yoopidou: I knit the Icord with needles. You need douple pointed needles for that, and it's surprisingly easy. I 've only got the one set of DPN's though. I guess you could knit them on circulars too though, if a bit less practical.

cmouse01/FreakieGeekie: how do you get that ribbed effect on the crochet mitts? Especially cmouse's ones look really like knitting. Is it also extra stretchy? I do always wonder about the climate people with fingerless mittens are from, because they would get so little use here: either you don't need them because the temperatures are nice and warm, then there's about a week or three that you could use them, but halfway through fall through at least the end of winter, you'll definitely want full coverage on your hands. (Though I have been contemplating making a pair for when I'm knitting...)

Lol sheep, for somebody who doesn't want to think about winter, you're really early with the Christmas cards! They're really pretty though. Smiley I went and had a look at the process, and wow: respect! And you might feel like they're not perfect, but they so are. They've got that excellent artisan feel and they're stunning.

Lindy: 102 degrees? Like, 38.9C? :O Where do you live that the outside air is hotter than your body temperature? It's 16C here today, or 61F.
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists on: September 23, 2015 02:43:10 AM
Wow on that cookiemonster stuff!!! :O Dedicated & talented mommy, your little bean is so lucky. Smiley I'm sure the recipients of those shoes are also super enthousiastic, such stylin' kicks.

Great job on the wigs too. Is loop stitch hard? Sure looks it! I used to love wigs as a little kid, I'm sure these will get a lot of use. Smiley

Next up: I wanted to learn how to knit I-cord, so I went looking for a fun pattern to incorporate it. Trying new techniques is so much more fun for a project than just as a trial run. I knit a silly little rabbit in striped pajamas. It's quite small (head + body is just about as big as my thumb) and I'm not sure yet what I'll do with it, but it's a funny little thing and I had fun making it.

10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists on: September 21, 2015 10:12:05 AM
AIMR, if your problem is stitch definition, I think you might like the Liffey pattern, which is a similar kind of design, but it seems to pop out a bit more. It showed up in my pattern search when looking for fun projects with I-cord design elements, because that's a technique I haven't tried yet, even though it seems rather simple.
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