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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Cable Luxe Tunic KAL? on: October 07, 2007 09:43:43 PM
omg..  I just saw the 1st post for this thread.  Those sweaters are GORGEOUS.  Too bad I just restarted my yarn diet.. and I don't have a sweater's worth of yarn in my stash.
I'll have to keep these in mind for next year.   Grin
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Three cupcakes & 'My So Called Scarf' on: August 10, 2007 04:10:12 PM
Well, now that the Secret Pal thing on livejournal is over, I think I can post the knits I sent to my Secret Pal.

Each month I sent her a knitted cupcake/muffin, which increased in size.

baby cupcake:

made with size 3's, I think

bran muffin:

made with US 7

blueberry? muffin

made with US 10

made with acrylic scraps, noro kureyon scraps, lamb's pride bulky and mystery nubby thick & thin wool I bought when I first started knitting.

pattern here: http://ax174.blogspot.com/2006/02/my-own-pattern-iv-cupcake.html

I also sent her a scarf..

heh.. sorry for the faceless, 'fierce' photo.  it was the best for showing off the scarf.
I used 2 skeins of Colonia 140 from handpaintedyarn.com in 'Sotobosque,' which means underbrush in Spanish.
pattern: http://www.sheepinthecity.prettyposies.com/archives/000079.html

Cheesy
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Mbius scarf thing on: July 16, 2007 07:59:56 PM
i love it.
i don't understand how you went about making it, but i love it.  haha.
i think it looks great, too.  wear it!

thanks.

Well, it's based on Cat Bordhi's Mobius technique, which is sort of explained here.  I learned from one of her books though.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Mbius scarf thing on: July 15, 2007 07:29:18 PM
In June, I had just returned from a nice vacation to Norway and was brutally confronted with the heat and humidity of SE Texas.  I was so sweaty and I couldn't help but think, "there's no way I can knit wool in these temperatures."  My solution was to knit a mbius loop scarf thing with handpainted cotton, preferably in pink.

So, here's what I came up with:

the yarn is Araucania Patagonia Nature Cotton



http://www.electro-k.org/jul07/100_5936.jpg
worn as a cowl..

http://www.electro-k.org/jul07/100_5942.jpg
my original concept

http://www.electro-k.org/jul07/100_5947.jpg
a wrap?
http://www.electro-k.org/jul07/100_5951.jpg
balaclava/cowl-esque.  

I think I can 'rock' it, but it does seem a bit like I'm wearing a big pink tube thing.

This yarn sheds a lot, unfortunately.  Would a wash help that?
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Leaf Camisole Knit.1 Summer '07 on: July 10, 2007 08:09:17 PM
heh.. I didn't know there was a knitalong for this.

I cast on yesterday..
this is the first 14 rows of the front:

Somehow I managed to mess up a SK2P.   Huh
I'm sure it's easily fixed though.

I'm using lion brand cotton ease, btw
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: First socks! One skeinSpa Socks, sports issue of Knit 1. on: July 05, 2007 10:18:49 PM
haha, when I saw the small image of those on the knitting board front page, I thought someone had made knitted spats.

As amusing as knitted spats are, knitted socks are so much more practical.
I too like the big buttons. Cheesy
7  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / LB Bolero & Berroco Ultra Alpaca on: June 24, 2007 07:11:26 PM
I've been really busy dying yarn in the past two weeks.  I ran out of dye twice!  Silly me for not checking the levels of what I had and um changing my mind at the last minute over what color the yarn will be dyed...

First is 8 skeins (440 yds) of Lion Brand Bolero that I overdyed.  The original colorway was "Blue Lime" and though the colors were nice, I thought they'd be way too busy and distract from the pattern.  (I'm using the yarn to knit the Rockefeller Sweater from Twinkle's Big City Knits)

My camera doesn't do well with subtle variations in dark colors..


If I had to give it a name, I'd call it "Deep Forest."  I used Jacquard acid dye in Spruce.

Next up is a bit less than 2 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca that I dyed pink.  I had planned for over a month to dye it dark blue, then suddenly changed my mind.. it had to be bright pink!  with slight purple tints!  This will become the Luna Moth Shawl from Elann.com.


I am so happy with this.   Grin
8  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Purple Noro Cash Iroha on: June 24, 2007 12:32:05 AM
thanks. Cheesy
I love how the different fibers took the dye differently.  The silk really shines in the yarn, it's amazing.  I'm so happy with it.
9  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Purple Noro Cash Iroha on: June 23, 2007 12:12:46 AM
mmm I got a bit less than 3 skeins of Noro Cash Iroha (Natural) in a swap and I finally dyed them on Monday.

here are the results:

I wanted it to be a bit more pink (I put too much blue in), but I love the results.

I also overdyed some Lion Brand Bolero, but haven't photographed it yet.
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Twinkle's Big City Knits Book Knitalong on: June 22, 2007 09:23:08 PM
Hello all.

I've recently volunteered to edit Big City Knits pattern details on Ravelry and I'm trying to find as much info about errata as I can.  I know the Classic Elite errata is still missing a lot, so if you've found something that wasn't listed there, please either list it here or pm me.  OR message me via ravelry.  I'm ssailorss.

thanks!
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