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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby Gifts! Mossy Jacket & Hat, Seed Stitch Jacket on: October 12, 2008 03:21:43 PM
Our good friends Beth & Jim are due in 4 weeks!
Beth's shower was yesterday and these were part of her present for Olivia:


Mossy Jacket (modified to make newborn sized): http://fpea.blogspot.com/2007/01/free-pattern-friday-mossy-jacket.html


Seed Stitch Baby Jacket: http://exercisebeforeknitting.com/seed-stitch-baby-jacket/



I winged it for the matching hat pattern. Beth choose the patterns from a stack I gave her, and the colors, for the most part... the Mossy Jacket was supposed to be green & orange, but the orange just wasn't working with the green I had started with. The bunny buttons are all me- I hope they don't mind! They're very minimalist in style and are going pretty unisex for baby stuff... an idea I love, but unfortunately bunnies + pink = irresistable for me.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Totoro Hat on: October 07, 2008 01:35:03 PM
Thanks everybody!

was this doublesided knitting? It's awesome

Nope, just intarsia & duplicate knitting...

I would love to learn how to knit anything by just looking at it... thats a job well done! I'm sure it was indeed confusing to do. Did you knit with double pointed needles? Also what type of yarn did you use?

Circular needle (but not in the round), dpns for the top.  Worsted crappy acrylic.

Eeee! It's awesome. I always get comments when I
wear my Totoro t-shirt. A pattern would be wonderful!

btw, the husky makes a great counterpoint in the picture... Grin

I hope you took pattern notes. . . that thing is TOO CUTE!

I don't think one can distribute patterns of copyrighted characters...  and my notes were horrific...
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Totoro Hat on: October 05, 2008 08:34:04 PM
My friend's daughter Hailee traded me a commissioned painting (on my blog: http://castandbind.blogspot.com/2008/10/fair-trade.html)  for a custom Totoro hat she wanted one like this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/weles/2261381456/, but the knitter had unfortunately not taken any notes or anything, so I had to try to figure it out.


I think it turned out pretty well Its the most complicated colorwork Ive done, mostly because Im not usually a fan. But I am a fan of Totoro!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: White Pumpkins on: October 02, 2008 09:11:25 AM
<moved back from limbo>
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / White Pumpkins on: September 28, 2008 12:38:23 PM
More for Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee'en!

Knitted (with Patons Classic Merino) and felted.  Pattern from Knitty.  See my blog: http://castandbind.blogspot.com/2008/09/white-pumpkins.html
or Ravelry for details...
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Lil' Brown Bat on: September 24, 2008 06:53:11 PM
Thanks for all the sweet comments!

silly question..is he easy to do..are there 'tricky' stitches..he would be perfect for a project that I am doing..

if he's too hard it may not be for me..

As long as you're comfortable with increases, decreases & seaming you should be good to go!

I love him!  How tall is he?

6 1/2" with ears!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Lil' Brown Bat on: September 23, 2008 02:00:23 PM
Soo cute! Love bats, but shouldn't the nose be flatter? The wings are adorable, too.

They come with all sorts of different face shapes... see:
http://www.batcon.org/SPprofiles/index.asp
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Lil' Brown Bat on: September 22, 2008 07:43:00 PM
haha, this is super cute!  Does he have a name?

Errrrr... no... suggestions?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lil' Brown Bat on: September 22, 2008 07:27:09 PM
For Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee'en!



Pattern here: http://www.lulu.com/content/3968354. Knit in Patons Classic Merino & Cascade 220.
Im making some pumpkins from a different pattern to go with him
Hell go into my woodland pals display when hes not
Halloween decor!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Labyrinth Lux Scarf on: September 14, 2008 04:06:35 PM
This has been my carry-along purse project for a loooong time, but it's finally done...I call it the Labyrinth Lux Scarf because this Noro Aurora colorway has always reminded me of the set design in the movie Labyrinth... it is mostly shades of brown, shot with other color highlights, all wrapped with an iridescent thread that makes it appear slightly glittery (almost in a snail trail sort of way).



The solid brown stripes are Louisa Harding Grace, another favorite yarn of mine- it's 50/50 wool and silk with a gorgeous sheen, drape and feel.
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