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21  Illinois / Illinois: South / Warm-Up America!!! on: October 26, 2005 09:22:23 PM
I work at the Michael's in Fairview Heights, but I know this is a national thing. Make a 7 by 9 inch knitted or crochetted rectangle and the squares will all be joined at a joining party on Sunday, the 30th from 1 to 5 p.m. The afghans go to charity!

More information http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=20146
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / fingerless gloves. on: October 23, 2005 06:48:19 PM




I got the pattern from ohmystars.net!!!

They took NO TIME AT ALL to make! The quickest thing I've ever knitted!
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / T-shirt to Skirt in 5 seconds flat! on: October 20, 2005 01:52:07 PM
My dad gave me an old XXL Budweiser shirt some time ago, and it was my plan to turn it into some awesome halter or corset a la smaryclothes.com , but my lack of sewing machine was creating problems for this feat. The shirt was just taking up space, and I saw another post on this forum where a girl turned a t-shirt into a skirt without any sewing. BINGO! I did just what the directions said and now I have a pretty rad skirt. Thank ya, craftster!




It was really hard for me to get a picture of the back by myself.

This is one of my first recons. Usually I lurk around the knitting and spinning boards.
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first cable! In scarf form! With pattern! on: October 20, 2005 01:45:45 PM
I learned to cable about a week ago, and knew exactly which project would be my first for it. A month ago, I found a yarn shop a few blocks from home and found the PERFECT yarn for a scarf for my mother. (She has red hair and these gorgeous blue-green eyes that the yarn colors match.) I knew that I wanted to make her a cable scarf, so I wrote a pattern suitable for me and went at it. It took me about a week to complete the scarf (about 10-15 hours of knitting! I wish I were faster!), but I'm super-psyched it's done.


close-up


some distance


from afar


Scarf!

I really am excited about it!

I used Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky Bulky Knitting Weight, which is 75% Acrylic and 25% Wool. I used size 10 needles, and it took me two skeins (which equals to 286 Yards).

In case anyone might want the pattern, I went ahead and wrote it out. If anyone uses it, I totally want to see the finished product!!

1) Cast on 34 stitches
2) p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4
3) k4 p6 k4 p6 k4 p6 k4
4) p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 (same as 2)
5) k4 p6 k4 p6 k4 p6 k4 (same as 3)
6) p4 sl 3 sts to cn, k3 from LH needle, k3 from cn, p4, sl 3 sts to cn, k3 from LH needle, k3 from cn, p4, sl 3 sts to cn, k3 from LH needle, k3 from cn, p4
7) go back to step 3 and repeat 3-6 until scarf is at length desired
Cool cast off as usual

It's my first time writing directions. Hope it isn't too sloppy!
25  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Metallic Midnight on: October 14, 2005 07:41:20 AM


(I used one-step photo fix in psp in the bottom one...that's why it looks different!)

This is the third yarn I've made. I don't know what I'm going to do with it. I certainly don't need any more scarves.
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / "attempted" dog sweater.... on: October 10, 2005 01:06:10 PM
I tried to make my friend's dog a sweater using the knifty knitter and my first skein of homespun yarn.



Needless to say, while the sweater turned out alright with even armholes and everything...it was a wee bit too small to get onto his odd-shaped body.



He looks like he wants to kill us (or run away crying because we were laughing so hard at this visual).

So, he didn't get a sweater, but a head-warmer....we figure maybe the sweater will fit her cat.

P.S. There are more pictures on my Photobucket account, s/n kallbrier.
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Fruity Pebbles Scarf on: October 07, 2005 09:57:40 AM
Nothing too fancy, but I bought 3 skeins of $1 funky fringe yarn at Target and made myself a long scarf that I have dubbed The Fruity Pebbles Scarf...because it looks just like that. It's actually tons warmer than I thought it'd be. I'm wearing it right now because it is FREEZING in here!



28  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Second Skein! on: October 05, 2005 09:17:54 AM



There's the Lodis C yarn all ready to go!
29  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Second yarn! aka Lodis C on: October 04, 2005 08:30:20 AM
I made my second last night. I took pictures of it while it was drying and setting, because I was so anxious. Once I get it into a skein, I'll post that up, too.





I named it Lodis C, after my boyfriend's band. http://www.myspace.com/lodisc
30  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / What do I use to DYE wool? on: October 03, 2005 03:59:08 PM
I just bought a pound of undyed wool and it's already been carded. I just need to know what would be good to dye it with!? I've heard Kool-Aid, but what else is good?
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