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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Floral Lace Anklets from Lace Style {sort of img heavy} on: November 09, 2007 04:43:16 PM
Christmas Knit #1 complete! (2 more to go)

These are for my SIL. I'm actually posting here first instead of my blog because I'm pretty sure she lurks there. I like to try and keep x-mas presents of surprise.



Sorry the pictures aren't better, I live in one of those places where the sun goes away in the winter.




(like my last minute sock blocker?  Grin)

The yarn is Knitpicks Essentials in "Burgundy" (her favorite color) and I think the lace pattern does quite well in this color. If the sock looks kind of big, it is. I had to size it up to fit a women's size 12W. After some trial and error I ended up increasing one needle size to US 2 and adding another 6 sts (enough for one more lace repeat). They fit my husband's feet well so I'm confident they'll fit hers. They have a good bit of stretch to them, too.

The lace pattern was very easy and doesn't take long to memorize. They knit up pretty quickly for me.

Almost a shame I have to give them away  Wink

Thanks for looking!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Restless Sat. Night + Leftover Sock Yarn = Headband I'll Probably Never Wear on: June 24, 2007 06:34:14 PM
Don't get me wrong I think it's pretty cute, but I guess I'm not a headband person. I was restless and wanted to get rid of some leftover sock yarn. The yarn is Knitpicks Dancing and I used size 1 needles plus this super easy lace pattern:

RS and WS Rows: k1, *YO, p2tog* repeat to last st, k1

That's it!



More pics and details on the blog. Thanks for looking.  Cheesy
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Buttonholes - after all said and done? on: March 13, 2007 10:36:31 AM
Does anyone know if you can creat buttonholes after you're finished knitting? I've completed Starsky thinking I wouldn't use buttons, but now I think I want them. I certainly don't want to cut into knit fabric "blindfolded".

Thanks in advance!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / SmockTop Sundress on: July 25, 2006 04:16:12 AM
Hello, all! As you can probably tell by my screen name my "thing" is mostly knitting. But I was in need of some summer skirts/dresses a while ago and I got mad because Old Navy wanted $25 for some simple panel skirt made from damn-near-sheer material.  Angry Please. So I went to the fabric store and found this awesome fabric that's perfect for a sundress.

I was inspired by Robotsrock Smocktop (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18063.0) so I went for it and actually sewed something from my own pattern.  Grin

The fabric is very light and silky. Perfect for the summer heat.

Sorry to have to link you. I tried to display the images, but they didn't want to show up.





And on me. It's a little more flattering in person. Trust me.



Comments welcome! Thanks for looking  Cheesy
5  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Cheesy Garlic Toast Sammich-for those bad sandwich cravings on: March 27, 2006 08:35:23 AM
I can't take credit for this at all. This was all my husband's doing. We were both feeling a yummy subway/quiznos-type sandwich last night, but we were too lazy to get dressed and go out. So a few minutes later, as I was knitting and pouting upstairs, in walks my hubby with a tasty looking sandwich. I demanded he show me how, and so I now share it with you:

Ingredients:

2 slices of garlic cheese toast as found in the grocer's freezer (Texas Toast is the name brand I think)
Sprinkle of grated cheddar cheese
slice of turkey breast lunchmeat
a couple slices of pepperoni
small amount of mayo (I use the light kind)
dash of cumin
dash of paprika
lettuce to top

Heat oven to recommended toasting temperature (around 400 deg F). Place two slices on baking pan. Sprinkle one slice with cheddar cheese. Top other slice with turkey slice and pepperoni. Pop in oven for about 7-10 minutes (keep an eye on it) or until you achieve desired toastiness. Apply thin layer of mayo to cheesy slice and sprinkle with cumin and paprika. Top with lettuce and combine to make the sandwich. That's it!

This is definately not a healthy sandwich, but it was very fulfilling. Trust me.


6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / March MagKnits is up! *model pics of Delphine sweater added to post* on: March 01, 2006 06:40:08 AM
Since no one else has jumped on this yet...

http://www.magknits.com/Mar06/patterns/

I dig the Delpine sweater. I think its the layers, or maybe the cables. Hmm...

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Rapunzel Socks from D-Made on: February 28, 2006 11:24:00 AM
These were a gift-knit for my Mom. They're made out of LB Wool-Ease worsted I got on discount for $1.50. The color I chose doesn't do the sock's design justice, but I think they look pretty good anyways.  Grin

The pattern is by D-Made (http://d-made.blogspot.com) which she posted on Craftster a little while ago. I also made the Traveler Sock which you can also find on her website!

They're knit from the toe-up using the magic loop method. I <3 Socks! More details on my blog, of course. Thanks for looking.  Kiss





8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / 1 skein of yucky Red Heart Supersaver on: November 07, 2005 01:27:21 PM
Check out what I made from a lone skein of Supersaver Multi:



The fingerless gloves are from Midnight Knitter. The scarf is Edgar from Knitty. The belt is my own creation.

There's more details and another pic on my blog. Thanks for looking!! Grin
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Is LB Wool-Ease Worsted really worsted? on: October 14, 2005 06:59:28 AM
This is a very controversial issue I've got here: Wink

I just recently made a One Skein Wonder by Stephanie Japel using LB Wool-Ease Worsted. Now, the pattern used a heavy worsted yarn on size 8 needles. I had to use 10.5 needles in order to meet the gauge with the Wool-Ease which resulted in a more open guage than I would have liked. I didn't think there would be such a big difference between worsted weight and heavy worsted. Which leads me to wonder if LB Wool-Ease is on the lighter side of worsted. Or perhaps it's just the way I knit. I like the price (Joann's sale price $1.99 starting Oct.16), feel, and washability of this yarn.

What are your experiences with LB Wool-Ease? Would anyone consider this light-worsted, or am I just a nutbar?

Thanks Smiley

10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Chinese Charm Bag in Rainbow Boucle (pics) on: August 27, 2005 05:16:49 AM
Hi, all!  Cheesy I'm pretty much a newb here. This is my first posted project. It's the chinese charm bag from SnB 1, and it's in rainbow boucle. I used size 10, 29" circulars because I couldn't find 24". But I definately like the way this turned out. I found the yarn at a Joann's Megastore. It's a huge skein (dubbed the "egg" by my husband), and with my coupon I got it for about $5 and I still have a lot left. (knit dork loves bargains). What do you think?

Bag underconstruction with the "egg"



Bag with lining view



Me holding bag (blurry)



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