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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: works in progress? on: August 13, 2007 01:00:00 PM
The "Memories of Ukraine" linen pullover from The Natural Knitter- with modifications, of course, because I'm practically incapable of following a pattern as written.  

Also working on the anklet socks from the current knitty (don't remember what their called just now), though I've been neglecting them in favor of the pullover.
22  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Brag About Your Vegetarian Dinner on: August 02, 2007 07:00:41 PM
Rainbow chard is possibly the best vegetable on earth (what can I say, I'm a sucker for fancy-colored veggies.  And I love chard).

Here's my contribution.
Last night: improvised lentil dal, brown rice, zucchini and peppers sauteed with garlic and fresh thai basil from the garden, raita with cucumbers and radishes in it, and homemade raisin-ginger chutney.  Oh, and a big green salad. 

Tonight was less exciting, and I didn't do the cooking anyway, so I won't post it.

23  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 20 ENTRIES / Re: The Majestic Dodo Shopping Sack! on: August 02, 2007 12:03:47 PM
That picture blows all of my ideas out of the water (though it's not as if I am actually going to get around to making anything before this challenge ends anyway).  I love it.
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How Do You Wear Your (Circular?) Shawl? on: July 31, 2007 02:25:32 PM
I made one of the circular shawls from A Gathering of Lace, and actually the way I wear it the most is around my waist,  like a skirt.  It's probably about 60 inches (or more!) in diameter, and I fold it in half and pin it around my waist, over a pair of pants.  It ends up looking like a flowy, asymetrical skirt. The other major use I have for that shawl is bundling up in it when my house is freezing in the winter.  I do wear it over my shoulders sometimes to- either folded in half or just with the top folded over, if I want it to be longer, and pinned in the front or on my shoulder.  It's pretty heavy yarn (dk weight, I think), so I only wear it in the winter.   
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Maybe this is a dumb question :S on: July 31, 2007 02:10:27 PM
There's no reason not to knit that way...I learned how to knit the regular way (turning my knitting over), but I taught myself to knit like you because it makes some things a lot easier (I usually do sock heels like that, for example, so I don't have to switch hands all the time).  The only thing you might have trouble with, if you are knitting from a pattern, is remembering to change the instructions so they work your way (as long as you pay attention, though, that's not too hard).

Welcome to craftster!
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: modifying top-down neckline...please help! on: July 31, 2007 06:48:09 AM
Yeah, I think that's what I'm going to do...I was a little hesitant about doing that at first, because usually necklines are higher in the back than the front, rather than just being a circular hole, and I thought it might look funny if I did it that way.  But then I looked at a few other sweaters with similar construction, and decided it would probably look ok.

Thanks for the help!
27  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Mum can you make this?????? on: July 30, 2007 08:23:51 PM
I like yours way better than the original.
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / modifying top-down neckline...please help! on: July 30, 2007 03:30:01 PM
So, I just got the book The Natural Knitter by Barbara Albright, and I'm all excited to start knitting the "Memories of Ukraine" sweater (which can be seen here if anyone is interested-it's the one on the top right).  It's a top-down lace linen sweater with a circular yoke and a sort of mock-turtleneck. 

Here's where my question comes in: I'd like to do it without the mock turtleneck, maybe even with more of a scoop neck, but I have no idea how to modify the pattern to do that (especially without messing up the lace pattern).  I know there must be some way to do it... any tips from all you wise knitters would be much appreciated.

 
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Loon Sweater on: July 29, 2007 07:17:28 PM
I love your sweater!  And I have a t-shirt with a loon on it that probably dates back at least as far as your sweater..I got it when I was three and it looked like a tent on me.  Still fits, but it is finally wearing thin...maybe I'll replace it with a loon sweater!  Though, like a few of the other commenters, colorwork is probably my least favorite knitting technique...I commend you for finishing such a big piece even if it did require a long break in the middle.
30  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: That "No-Knead Bread" that everyone is talking about on: June 22, 2007 07:15:39 PM
I don't think adding wheat gluten would hurt, but it's really not necessary, because the long rise gives the gluten so much time to develop.
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