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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Little Leaf Stripe Lace Scarf on: January 02, 2006 05:32:42 AM
I made this scarf a few months ago in the hopes of giving it to one of my friends for her birthday or Christmas, but both have passed and I haven't seen her! I guess a scarf is not in the cards. I don't want to hand it to her in May when it's too hot out, so I think I'll just retire it into the pile of good intentions.
I followed the pattern from this website: http://home.earthlink.net/~stillpointmail2/littleleafstripe.html with some sort of amazing yarn that I can't remember. I know it was mostly wool, and it's a bit shaggy. I just bought it because I thought it was the most beautiful color I had ever seen. It's warmer than it appears, really. The pattern called for thinner yarn, but I just used bigger needles with this one.

If I never knit another scarf it will be too soon. Honestly, they drag on forever! And I don't even wear them that often. Plus I own around 7 from when I was learning anyway, so I think I'm all set.
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / New Sweater Time! Hourglass Sweater on: November 28, 2005 08:03:39 PM
So I knit this sweater up once, found out I made a horrible mistake and had to rip the whole dang thing out. Second time's a charm! This is the Hourglass Sweater pattern from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I love this book!

It's knit with KnitPicks Andean Silk in Slate. Lovely yarn, incredibly warm! But a bit itchy.

There are a few mistakes in there but far be it for me to point them out for you!
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cable-Top Mittens on: November 26, 2005 07:22:36 PM
I've been trying to use up all the Paton's Merino Wool in my stash since I find that it knots while you knit, there are often pieces of what appears to be straw in it, and it's not necessarily the softest yarn out there. Despite all that it is warm, so I made a pair of mittens out of some of it.

The pattern comes from a little booklet-type thing called Two-Needle Mittens by Nomis. I would have preferred just working in the round but I've got the seaming down pretty well so it's mostly not noticable.

 Hope they can inspire someone! It is finally time to start working on cold-weather projects (unless you're smarter than me and started already!) I've been rushing through scarves, hats, and mittens since it's been snowing on and off here in Massachusetts.
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Hourglass Sweater Question on: October 01, 2005 12:44:28 PM
So I'm working on the hourglass sweater (my first sweater) and I have a bit of a silly question. I'm working up my first sleeve now, and I'm not sure I understand how to attach it to the body!

Now it says to knit the sleeve sts onto the circ for the body, I get that part, but then it says "knit the back sts." Now are the back sts. the ones on the stitch holders?

That makes the most sense to me, but I don't want to do that, find out I was wrong, and screw up all my hard work!

Can anyone out there help me?
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Via Diagonale bag on: August 28, 2005 03:21:35 PM
I just finished up the beautiful Via Diagonale from Knitty.com



I think it looks a bit like an andes candy (you know, the ones with the stripe of mint between two strips of chocolate?). I love it anyway. I just need to line it with some fabric. I absolutely hate sewing so that part may be put on the back burner for a while.
16  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Author Stencils. Nifty. on: July 19, 2005 07:39:22 PM
Inspired by another post where someone stenciled images onto stretched canvas, I came up with my own interpretation (sorry, I can't find the old thread...I'm lost without the search feature).

As an English major, I am obviously a lover of books. So me and my boyfriend (from here on let's call him James, since that's his name) decided we would make some great stencils of our favorite authors. Here they are (in no particular order):



That's Andre Dubus (the first, the great, not that I have anything against Andre Dubus II), Don DeLillo, and Roald Dahl (and if you haven't read his short stories for adults you are sorely missing out).

James finally got his screen printing equipment set up and spent most of the day in the bathroom working this out. The humidity was against us, but I'm pleased with how they turned out. They will soon be proudly displayed in our new apartment.

P.S. If this is in the wrong forum, please correct me!
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Reading a Cable Pattern--Question on: July 19, 2005 06:46:39 PM
Due to the search feature being out I've been going way into the past on this board! Anyway, I can't find any answer to this Q on Craftster, on the web, or even in any one of my trusty knitting books!

I have a very cool pattern that involves cables. I am a cable newbie, but I have a general idea of what it is I'm doing. But I'm stuck with reading part of this pattern.

It reads: C6F. Can anyone explain what that means? Do I put 6 stitches on the cable needle in the front? And if so, when to I knit them back in?

Here's the whole line (in case this helps--it's supposed to be 40 stitches)

K3, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K3

Any help is greatly appreciated.
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Summery Lace Head Scarf/Band on: July 13, 2005 02:40:05 PM
I was itching for something to do for summer and I have already started a bag, so I decided to give lace a shot! I made this head scarf:



It's just a basic fishtail lace scarf, and I made it short enough so it wouldn't sit on my neck in the back. Well it kind of does in that pic. But when my head is down, normal style, it doesn't. Since you can't see the pattern too well in that photo, here's a pic. of it during the blocking process:



I just used really cheap bargain bin acrylic yarn, and it was really thin. Nice to use when it's 90 degrees out and you want to knit but nothing in the world can get you to pick up that wool bag/sweater/hat you're knitting. Anyone else make something nice and light recently?
19  UNITED STATES / Massachusetts / Beverly MA? on: July 01, 2005 12:34:39 PM
I was wondering if anyone in the Beverly/Salem/Hamilton etc etc area is interested in starting up a weekly meeting? I live in downtown Beverly and would love to have a weekly meet-up! I know Abbott yarn meets on Wednesday, and I love the shop! but I would love to go somewhere that everyone could get a cup of tea or coffee or even wine, and just talk/share/knit! (Plus I can put that $5- toward yarn from Abbott instead)

I know there is a monthly meeting at the library (though I haven't gone yet) and a Sunday morning meet-up in Salem, but I am not a morning person! I was thinking something like Tuesday or Wednesday evenings? I am either working or going to school during the daytime, so sometime after 6 would work for me. I was hoping for something local because I don't always have access to a car, and with gas prices so high, who wants to drive anyway??

I also posted this up on the north shore knitters group on yahoo. Anyone interested?
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Fun Flapper Hat, Finally Complete! Yay! on: June 01, 2005 06:30:06 PM
So I am new to knitting (if that's not obvious yet by my name). Well my first project out of scarves was the "basic hat" from Hip to Knit. Unfortunately, the basic hat is not basic enough for me! My hat is much too big and I put the seam on the outside!!:



So I moved on. I wasn't to fond of the results and attempting the same pattern again just wasn't in the stars for me. So after a bit of searching and help from the wonderful people on this board, I found this very cute pattern at http://www.mlminspirations.com/patterns/FlowerHat/hat1.html

Unfortunately for me, I again hit quite a few snags! You can hear my desperation on this thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=37366.0  I also exchanged several emails with the very helpful Marnie.

And AGAIN, thanks to some more wonderful people, I was able to finish my first (decent!) hat! I also taught myself to crochet by searching the web for help. I am so proud!! Look!



Oh yeah, and while I was frustrated and stuck in the midst of this hat making saga, I knit this little sucker:



It still needs to be felted, but I might put it on the hat, though I really love it just the way it is! Oh yay, this is my first picture post! Thank you to EVERYONE who helped me!!
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