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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Really Warm Hat in twinkle soft chunky (free pattern link) on: January 27, 2008 04:34:16 PM

I was trying to think of something to make with my lone skein of Twinkle Soft Chunky and came up with this simple hat yesterday. It only took about 2 hours and used less than 1 skein of this super bulky yarn on us15 needles. I wrote up a simple pattern that can be found on my blog here: http://www.knittingschooldropout.com/2008/01/a_quick_one.htm
I love this yarn, it's ridiculously warm and soft.

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / stella's hat on: December 11, 2007 05:59:11 PM
i've been attempting to recreate the hat that my now 94-year old great aunt has been making for 40 years. hers was knit flat and seamed, with a neat flat top. i knit my best approximation in the round out of some gorgeous malabrigo, but was never really happy with the top. well, the other day, i set out to make another, and this time i'm very happy.

pattern: stella's hat (my own) the pdf link can be found in this blog post:

yarn: nature wool chunky, 1 skein (i've also knit one out of malabrigo)

needles: 5mm, us8 16" circular and 5mm dpns

it's a simple pattern. you'll only need to know how to knit, purl, k2tog and work in the round.

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / bubble pullover from knitting nature on: November 17, 2007 10:20:02 AM

i just finished the bubble pullover from the book knitting nature by norah gaughan. i am so thrilled with this knit, i've been wearing it all day!

i used less than 6 balls of rowan yorkshire tweed aran and knit the smallest size on us6 and us7 needles. i shortened the collar considerably because i just loved the way it was coming out as i was knitting it.

this is officially my favorite sweater now. i really enjoyed knitting it, especially the body, which is comprised of knitted pentagons.

a full blog post with too many pictures can be found here.

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / norah gaughan's anais on: September 15, 2007 06:50:37 AM
i just finished anais from norah gaughan vol. 1 , the berroco booklet available here: http://www.berroco.com/ng1/ng1_photoview_pv.html

the pattern was easy to knit, and i love the finished item. unfortunately i discovered i was allergic to alpaca while knitting it, so i'll never get to wear it. i'm planning on making this one again, next time in 100% wool.

i used the recommended yarn, berroco ultra alpaca light and it took just under 4 skeins to make the 34" size.

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / baltic socks on: June 23, 2007 10:53:05 AM
i've knit a few single socks recently, but this is my first completed pair.
the pattern is a free one called clementine's baltic socks from www.clementineshoes.blogspot.com (there's a link to it somewhere in her sidebar on the right.
the pattern is written for cuff down, but i did mine toe-up, starting with a figure 8 cast on and i just knit the lace pattern as written so the leaves grow up the leg, instead of down. i also knit a 68 stitch sock, adding the 4 extra stitches to the stockinette panels on the side.

i love the yarn i used. it's socks that rock lightweight in the shaded solid "in the navy" the color is really pretty in person.

i highly recommend the pattern. the lace is one that's easy to memorize after a few repeats and it looks really pretty. yay!

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / puff-sleeve cardigan from fitted knits on: March 30, 2007 09:07:14 AM
i just completed my puff sleeve cardigan from stefanie japel's book fitted knits.
i used cascade 220 (just over 3 hanks for the 34" size)
i made a few mods which can be found on my blog: www.knittingschooldropout.com

7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Fitted Knits-along ? on: February 28, 2007 03:06:55 PM
i'm getting ready to start knitting the puff-sleeved cardigan from stefanie japel's new book, fitted knits. i'd love to see what other folks are making from it too. how about a knitalong for the book? anyone in?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / leaf lace shawl from fibertrends... in SEA SILK ! on: February 27, 2007 02:51:19 PM
i recently completed the leaf lace shawl from fibertrends. i used the totally amazing handmaiden sea silk yarn in the ebony colorway.
i only wanted a small shawl so i only used one skein. this is a great pattern and very easy, as far as lace is concerned.

more details/ pictures on my blog www.knittingschooldropout.com

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / scottish tweed raglan w/ 3 button collar on: January 21, 2007 09:43:22 AM
i just finished my sweater! it's a pretty standard top-down raglan with an almost shawl collar that closes with some of my favorite vintage buttons. i used less than 5 balls of rowan scottish tweed aran in color 013.

the rest of the details and pictures can be found on my blog:


10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Elizabeth Zimmermann's Norwegian Mittens on: January 03, 2007 09:01:22 AM
this was my first attempt at stranded knitting, the norwegian mittens from ez's knitter's almanac.

i reversed the colors on the second mitt, used magic loop instead of dpn's and made them a little less pointy.

more pictures and details on my blog www.knittingschooldropout.com
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