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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Wristlets! and a Capelet on: June 23, 2006 09:53:03 AM
That is big. O_O I dread to think of the size of the needles you must've used to knit that with, haha.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Tempting cables on: June 21, 2006 09:15:43 AM
Thanks for the comments, everyone. X3

that looks really nice!  did you make the neck smaller at all?  because the it doesn't look as wide and gaping as the original, which i like much better because i get cold Smiley

Heh, yes, the neck in my version is about half the size as in the pattern -- to make it smaller I just attached the band at the beginning of every WS row as well as the end of every RS row. :3
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How RUDE! Knitting comment in Glamour Magazine on: June 19, 2006 03:30:32 PM
Ever since I was laughed at for days on end after applying a magazine-suggested mixture of milk and lime juice to my face (apparently, such a mixture results in cheese, thus the endless rounds of laughter I had to endure from my know-it-all mother), I've decided never to take anything written in magazines seriously again.

So if a magazine tells you knitting sucks, you better believe it doesn't.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: erghh... well... on: June 19, 2006 01:05:46 PM
I had that problem when I first started knitting, too (although it took me a while to notice, because my increases were generally cancelled out by numerous dropped stitches Roll Eyes). I found that the yarn was unravelling slightly as I knitted, causing the distinction between individual sitches to blur and resulting in me knitting half a stitch, so a single stitch was getting knitted twice, if you see what I mean. If that's what's happening for you, study the previous row of stitches and use that as a guide as to which of the strands on the needle belong to a single stitch.

Alternatively, you might be accidentally picking up stands of yarn between the stitches, in which case just pay closer attention to what you're slipping the needle through. XD

Also, http://knittinghelp.com might be useful for you if you're having trouble with purling. :3
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting in the round shy - what's a good first project? on: June 19, 2006 12:28:54 PM
Tempting or Tempting II from Knitty are good. I just finished one today, as it happens; it was easy and fun to make, definitely good for a first-time attempt at using circulars, in my easily ignored opinion.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Oddball Checkered Alice Headband on: June 19, 2006 12:06:52 PM
That's so pretty! (And so are you. :p Make-up is overrated). It reminds me of the 80's. XD
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: angora bunny from last-minute knitted gifts on: June 19, 2006 10:48:06 AM
Oh but that's a beautiful yarn, though. It makes such a pretty little bunny. X3
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Tempting cables on: June 19, 2006 09:49:45 AM
I've been lurking around these boards for a few months now, but having just finished my first sweater, Knitty's Tempting II, I feel like popping in and showing off. Grin

Here it is laying flat, looking rather deceptively long:




And here being worn, behaving shorter than it should:




I didn't much fancy the idea of attaching a buckle to the top like in the original pattern, so I decided to attach it to a cable instead, using short rows to shape the angle between cable and band. This was my first time attempting short rows, so it's a bit messy, but it looks alright in this particular photo. XD




Aaaand that's it! Thanks for looking. :3
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Koala - bred in captivity in Sweden! on: June 17, 2006 04:36:11 PM
This looks exactly like the Jean Greenhowe pattern from her Knitted Animals booklet.  Thanks so much for the pattern link!

You're right -- I have that booklet:




These toys were always my favourites; I recognised the koala immediately, even though it's been about six years since I knitted anything from the book. Grin
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