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61  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Deeeeeeep v Argyle vest on: January 25, 2006 08:36:49 PM
It's gorgeous.  I'm so jealous of all your knits.  You finish everything so quickly!

I must say that I also really enjoyed the steeking chronicles on your blog (even though I'm still too scared to try it).
62  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Atrocious Color Choices on: January 25, 2006 01:44:02 PM
You might try some variegated (I have 4 skeins of a hideous hunter green and pink) double stranded with something that makes no sense.  Camouflage variegated with light blue?

What you might do is send a few friends, separately, to the local craft shop, each having to pick out a skein.
63  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: 'Knitting Olympics' knitalong on: January 22, 2006 08:32:45 PM
I'm doing this shawl from the Fall '05 Vogue Knitting:



I've done some lace before, but nothing like this. I'm hoping to post progress pics each day of the Olympics on my blog here: http://www.livejournal.com/users/meglawson/

That is, if my three-month-old will let me. Wink
I'll be watching your blog.  I bought yarn to make this a while back, but because of the stupid error I didn't get enough.  Damn you, Vogue Knitting.  There's also the bugaboo of learning how to do the longtail cast on (and with two colors, to boot)...

I e-mailed Stephanie/Harlot immediately about wanting to participate.  I've been questioning my sanity ever since.

I'm doing Aimee from Rowan Vintage Knits.  The challenge is not really in the knitting (although laceweight on metal needles is not fun), but more in the finishing.  I start projects and don't finish them. 

Here's my swatch:
64  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: projects from jess hutchison's booklet on: January 21, 2006 12:11:34 PM
That penguin is adorable!  I think I need one now.
65  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: projects from jess hutchison's booklet on: January 18, 2006 08:22:37 PM
I finally finished my Kate yesterday while watching Seinfeld.  She was ready to pose during American Idol:



I made her for a friend of mine to whom I had originally promised a scarf (for xmas 04).  Turns out I hate knitting scarves, so the project got put on hold until a year later.  She likes cats, so I figured I'd try this.

Kate's facial expression is my friend's signature expression: the frowl.  I couldn't make a toy for Talia and not make it frowling.  Also, cats inspire me to frowl--I'm terribly allergic, so I have a particular aversion to these horrible creatures.

Knit with Lion Brand Microspun on size US5 DPNs.  I love the colors that Microspun comes in, and I love its shine.

I haven't given it to my friend yet, and I have no idea how she'll be received.  Wish me luck...
66  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knit AIMEE with me? on: January 12, 2006 09:35:51 PM
I bought yarn for this, but I can't make any promises that I'll finish (or even start) it anytime soon.  I sub yarn with wild abandon, and I bought Misti Alpaca Laceweight (picture on my blog) because I really dislike mohair.  I'm hoping this yarn works out alright.
67  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: 4 skeins of Silk Garden go a long way (ballet tee) on: January 01, 2006 10:39:37 AM
Thanks for all the compliments, guys!  I would have responded sooner, but I didn't get any e-mail notifications.

It is pretty itchy, and I do have sensitive skin, so I'm not going to wear it for more than an hour or two at a time.

The labels are at school, and I'm at home for 2 more weeks, so this info is from Google:
4 skeins together makes 440 yards, I think.  The colorway is definitely 228.  I bought that colorway actually thinking it was a different one, but I'm happy with all the greens.
68  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / 4 skeins of Silk Garden go a long way (ballet tee) on: December 28, 2005 04:22:51 PM
For my birthday present to myself back in October, I bought 4 skeins of Silk Garden (color 228 I think, although I don't have a label with me).  I was able to make the Teva Durham ballet top with them.  I actually had a bit left over.  I wish I had planned the color on the sleeves better so that they would be a bit longer. 

Trying to be a model, while not fully understanding the principles of using a flash while standing right next to a wall:


So you can see both sleeves (they don't match, and I'm not sure if I like that or don't).


If you look, you can still see the ladders from my DPNs.

I modified the pattern for gauge and for sleeves.  I had the pattern out of the Loop-d-Loop book, with cap sleeves.  I used Option #1 from Grumperina's guide to adding long sleeves, and it worked really well.

If I were to do this pattern with Noro again, I'd modify the way I did the body so that the width of those stripes matched the width of the stripes on the sleeves.
69  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Law & Order Placemats on: December 15, 2005 12:59:24 PM
This is incredible.
70  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: On-line intarsia knitting instructions? on: December 13, 2005 10:22:20 AM
Voil!
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