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161  Re: Intarsia or Fair Isle on a One Color Pattern in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by irid3sc3nt on: November 02, 2005 08:57:17 AM
thanks!  here's what I ended up doing.  the nice lady at my lys helped me out!
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162  Re: Irish Hiking Scarf KAL in Knitalongs by irid3sc3nt on: October 31, 2005 05:04:02 PM
Okay, I figured it out.  First off, I went to my local yarn store, The Knitting Shoppe, and learned a great deal there.  Homespun is textured, so the cables aren't going to show up.  SO....  I went with this great mix of wool and tweed.  I can't remember the name of the company who sells it, though.  It turns out that all I had to do was wind the colors on yarn bobbins.  Seven of them, to be exact, since there are three cable parts and four non-cable parts.  I truly made this more difficult for myself, but it's a great learning experience!

Here's the yarn wound on the bobbins.                             
                                               Here's my knitting with the ends woven in already.
Here it is so far.  It's much easier to knit now.

I finally finished it!  I don't have the final dimensions since I forgot to take those and it's already boxed up..  but here's a picture of it.  It was knitted with Cascade's Tweed yarn.  I'm trying the Danica scarf from knitty next.

note: scarf completed dec. 9th
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163  Re: Blackberry from Knitty KAL in Knitalongs by irid3sc3nt on: October 29, 2005 07:06:23 PM
Blocking helped tremendously.  I went to my local antique store and found the perfect pin for it.  My sis will love it!  Cheesy


Don't give up because once it's finished, you can show it off to people and they will think you're awesome.  I speak from experience.
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164  Re: Zeeby's Bag - completed! in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by irid3sc3nt on: October 29, 2005 12:58:05 PM
I know this is an older topic, but I think it would be better to have all the completed bags in one place.

Here's mine, just in time for christmas.
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165  Fuzzyfeet--knitted felted cozy slippers! in Knitalongs by irid3sc3nt on: October 24, 2005 09:57:15 AM
Here's fuzzyfeet from knitty:  http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTfuzzyfeet.html

I'm knitting these for my ma for christmas.  They're a pretty quick knit, I think I started them last week Tuesday and I'm already finished with one and working on the second.

If you want to see how others have turned out, there's this old post:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=23914.0

Let's knit together, yeah yeah yeah.

oct. 31:
I picked up Periwinkle and here it is!  I didn't need to cast on over two needles, I just cast it loosely.  When I join, I like to make the joined part tight.

Here are the 44 stitches. 
11 stitches on each needle. 
Four needles.
                                                        Here it is during the st st first bit.

nov 2:
Here's the heel knitted on two needles.
                                        Here's the heel turn.  You can see the decreasing puckers the work.

Here's the picking up of the side stitches.  This is pretty simple since you slipped the side stitches.  They are giant Vs.
                                        Here is everything picked up, complete with markers, and ready to be worked.

Here's after shaping the gusset.  You have a heel!

nov. 11th:

I felted these babies by hand in a sink with hot water and lots of dishwashing liquid.  I kneaded them all together, but spent time on each sock massaging it.  I did that for 20 minutes.  Then I tried them on to get a shape and then stuffed them with plastic and paper bags.  They're sitting in front of a little heater.  I also brushed them with a small toothbrush to gather up the loose hair and also to give it a more fuzzy look.

Note: My mom brought hers back to me with holes in the heel and the ball of the foot.  I happened to find a method for darning holes in Knitorama by Rachel Matthews.  It actually has different methods depending on the hole size, etc.  Anywho, as a suggestion for future knitters, keep whatever is left over of this yarn in your stash or reinforce those two spots (or wherever your socks generally wear out at) after it's felted with the same yarn.  It may even make it a bit cushier.
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166  Re: Blackberry from Knitty KAL in Knitalongs by irid3sc3nt on: October 18, 2005 11:04:20 AM

I knitted the bobbles and after bringing the six stitches over the one leg, I gently pulled on my yarn strand to tighten them up.  The next stitch I knitted with a lot of tension (tightly).  I did the same when I was knitting across the back side when I came to the stitch with the bobble.  That significantly helped the hole problem--  I had knit too loosely when I started so they were popping through to the wrong side!

These are my bobbles.  When the whole sweater is knitted, it looks great.
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167  Patterns from The Shining? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by irid3sc3nt on: October 07, 2005 09:38:46 AM
I watched The Shining the other night (Jack Nicholson, not Wings version), and noticed Danny's (the boy) Apollo sweater.  It's simultaneously nerdy and cute.  Any pattern advice would be helpful. 

Here's a crude pic off my television.
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168  Re: Blackberry from Knitty KAL in Knitalongs by irid3sc3nt on: October 03, 2005 11:24:50 AM
Here's my 1st sleeve so far.  It's almost up to my armpit.  I've had to unravel parts of it a few times, but now I have the pattern down by heart and can just sit and knit it.

LolaBella:  I'm sorry that it hasn't been working out.  Like I said, I've had to reknit parts of it because the cables were off or I forgot to put in a bobble.  I hope your other project is less frustrating!
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169  Re: Blackberry from Knitty KAL in Knitalongs by irid3sc3nt on: September 22, 2005 03:20:10 PM
I'm working on the back and I'm using 10 needles, but I think I should have gone with a size 11.  I'm on the last part of the 3rd rep and it only measures 5 and a half inches.  It's so frustrating.  I can't figure out how to knit the pattern so it will fit my gauge and I can't just buy the yarn that it calls for...  My sides are turning out icky and the yarn itself is partially unraveling so if I'm not constantly paying attention I don't put it through the whole loop, but part of it, then it makes a weird gap, and I'm just not a happy person.
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170  cute wrap skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by irid3sc3nt on: September 21, 2005 02:35:09 PM

Here's the finished wrap skirt.
I created a semi-circular pattern from newspaper and used that to cut the fabric.  The waist cloth was originally a large piece of scrap that I had picked up a long time ago.  Once I folded that over, I made sure to iron it so it would stay the same, then I fit the skirt piece up into the waist piece and sewed it.  I decided to add some blue cloth underneath, to make the skirt a little heavier and opaque.  I also added a hook-and-bar on the inside of the skirt to the right of the button to hold the extra wrap part in place.  Since this skirt was made spur of the moment from some discount fabric I fell in love with, I would suggest either getting more than a yard or fabric that does not have stripes, because the way I cut the fabric makes the stripes on the front diagonal and the ones in the back vertical. 
Oh yes, the button was a wonderful find from a local consignment store.  It was a one of a kind.  Here's a close-up.

FEBRUARY 15, 2006
I finished another wrap skirt!  This one is for a swap, Ongoing Stuff I Can Make Round 2.  It was MUCH easier to make this one since all I had to do was lay out the one I owned and cut around that.  I think this one turned out much better, cleaner.  It's also reversible with non functional buttons on the polka dot side.  So the "real" ones button towards the wearer.  Weird, but it works if you need it, too. 
The clouds fabric was in the quilting section of JoAnne's and was $4 a yard, the dancing teeth was discontinued so it was $2 a yard, and the polka dot.... I think that was in the discontinued section  or discount section..  I'm not sure.  I think it was $2 a yard.  The buttons were $1 at Crowded Closet, a local thrift store.

However, the next time I made one of these, the fake buttons will NOT be the backside of the real buttons.  It makes buttoning somewhat difficult, but I didn't even think about that when I was stitching them.

APRIL 7th, 2006
Yet another.  For this one I was smart and learned from my last mistake.  Don't sew the buttons back to back.  I offset them.  Unfortunately I didn't think about the fabric for the waistline.  It was less stiff than the other fabrics I used so it bunched and ended up being pulled a little to one side.  I also found out that the longest I can make is 26".  I think it's 26, I'll have to look back in my notes.
This one was made for the Ongoing Stuff I Can Make Swap 3.
I just noticed that I've changed the button positions every time.  My first one had one giant button, the second one had two buttons horizontally arranged and now this one has them vertically arranged.
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