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1  Finally finished Demi in Knitting: Completed Projects by swellgirl on: August 18, 2006 10:36:46 AM
I started this sweater at the end of last winter and then stopped working on it because it'd be a while before I could wear it.  Since Fall is a coming, I broke it out and worked on it hard to clear it off my list. 
Here's Demi from Vintage Knits.

Pictures aren't the best since the yarn is a dark chocolate color, but here's a shot of the center panel.

After finishing it, I've decided that I'll never use a cable needle again.  It was a lot faster to just throw the needle out the window.
There's a couple more photos, specifics and pattern issues on our blog.
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2  Re: Projects from "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" in Knitting: Completed Projects by swellgirl on: November 28, 2004 06:35:43 AM
I love just looking through this book, & so do my non-knitting friends.  I think it helped convert one.  I made the armwarmers and have been knocking the mini-stockings out in time for Christmas.  I went up to a size 5 needle and have been using leftover yarn.  I think it makes them a better ornament size.  I really like making them and it's a great introduction to knitting socks.  I think that I'm going to make some extra and use them for present name tags.


I have to look again, but I think that I have some Bamboo yarn that will knit close to the gauge on the Hourglass sweater.  Hope so, I'm dying to use it for something.
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3  Re: Hurry Up Spring Armwarmers in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by swellgirl on: November 28, 2004 06:15:28 AM
I finally remembered my username/password!  No thanks to the site.

I love my armwarmers.  Perfect for driving.  I still have one skein left, so maybe someone will be getting a late Christmas gift.  But don't hold me to it.


The colorway is a little too dark to see the details on the picture, but they turned out great.  Nice and easy pattern.  Thanks!
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4  Re: "Newlywed" Shawl in Crochet: Completed Projects by swellgirl on: July 12, 2004 12:14:06 PM
Fabulous job!  Your petals look larger than mine.  I used a slightly smaller needle than what the pattern calls for, so that could be why.  I recommend Stitchdiva pattern's as well.  This is the first crochet pattern I've ever completed, so I was a little shy at first.  But her directions are clear, & if you ever have questions about the design, she's very quick with the answer.  I used the exact yardage for this pattern.  I still have to add the fringe, but it will be very close!  I went with a cheap acrylic yarn (Caron's Simply Soft-Surprisingly soft for acrylic) because I wasn't sure if I'd use it, so the shawl is heavier than need be.  I never understood why people said, "It was a fun pattern to use."  I do now!  I can't wait to find some spring/summer appropriate yarn.  Until then, I'll dream of fall.
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5  Re:Projects from Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick in Knitting: Completed Projects by swellgirl on: May 01, 2004 08:24:27 PM
I just finished the mittens.  Now I wish it were colder!  I didn't like how the directions were written.  Just too many words.

tinygoatstacker-I am going to start the Perfect Pie Shawl tomorrow.    I was in the same situation you were.  I kept going back to the mohair, but I'm not real sure how much use I'll get out of a shawl.  So, I think I am going to use the Homespun.  I've used the Jiffy before on a toddler's sweater.  Nice, but a bit heavy.  I've used the Homespun once before and was surprised with how light it was.  Not mohair, but hey.  I figure if it doesn't work out, I can make the yoga pants from Interweave.
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6  Re:Shaving felted marsupial bag in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by swellgirl on: April 12, 2004 07:57:48 AM
I just finished shaving my tote with an electric shaver & it worked so well!  I started with a razor.  I took two swipes and tossed it to the trash.  It was kind of gross and it would have taken so long.  But the electric razor just zipped over the bag in no time.  I would think anyone who loved to felt, would invest the 20 bucks!

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