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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: more wristwarmers.... on: December 20, 2005 01:25:43 AM
gorgeous cables! i just had my last final exam today (i'm a rhetoric major) and came home and started knitting immediately. yay for knitting! down with studying! good luck with the end of the term...vacation will be here soon.
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Trellis Baby Sweater on: December 19, 2005 08:03:44 PM
awwwwwww. she's so cute in that sweater. what size did you make?
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Stripe-y Hourglass Sweater on: December 19, 2005 08:02:47 PM
great shape and great stripes.
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cable-y Zipper-y Sweater-y Jacket on: December 19, 2005 08:00:16 PM
ooooh. i likey. lucky woman to receive the fruit of so much labor.
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Rogue hooded sweater on: December 19, 2005 11:41:57 AM
Really, really beautiful. And, as you say, it fits you so well. That's awesome. And those cables are just stunning.
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cashmerino Superchunky Hat for Nanny on: December 19, 2005 11:37:05 AM
ooh very nice! and it's going to feel so nice on.
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Anthro inspired capelet...longer! on: December 19, 2005 11:35:36 AM
Great job! I like the longer version, too, and it looks great on you.
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Trellis Baby Sweater on: December 19, 2005 11:33:42 AM
Thanks, ladies, for all your kind praise.

Claypeanut--I agree; pastels get boring. I would recommend that you do at least a good practice swatch of a simpler cable if you haven't cabled before. It's pretty easy once you get the concept, as long as you're comfortable reading a chart. I hadn't used a chart before, but had done some other simple cables, and I found it quite doable. However, there were several incidents of crankiness during knittus interruptus. I recommend using a post-it to mark your place in the chart until you have the pattern firmly imprinted on your brain. Happy stitching!

The other comment I would add now that I've given the sweater away is that the sizing seems suspect to me. I went to the baby shower yesterday and saw all of these giant 6 mos. size onesies and thought, oh shoot, there's no way this little sweater can be 12 mos. size. And since I don't have any kids of my own I didn't have a good sense of how big it ought to be. I'd go do some scouting around and measure some commercial garments for comparison and double check the gauge and recommended measurements if you're interested in making this and you're at all concerned about the sizing. Of course, I figure one way or the other the baby will be the right size for it at some time, so it's not that big a deal ultimately.

The other thing I learned is no shell buttons if you want to be able to machine wash the thing. My clever other half caught that mistake after I'd bought first set of buttons, so we went back for some plastic ones. Probably you all know this already, but if it saves someone else a trip, it's worth mentioning. Smiley

I can't wait to see yours, Crumpet. What yarn/color are you using?
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knit Wood Handle Bag on: December 18, 2005 01:01:32 PM
That bag is super cute! And it seems like a great quick project. I can't wait to see more if you make them...
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Men's zipped raglan #2.. and more on: December 18, 2005 12:59:34 PM
very nice! i like the gray and the green together, too.
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