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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Sahara on: February 21, 2007 09:19:57 PM
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heh.. I wanted to post a close up photo, but all I had was the boob shot my silly bf took.  ..thus the goddess hovering over my décolletage.

Pattern: Sahara from Stitch Diva Studios
Yarn: debbie bliss cashmerino aran in color #607
Size: top half is size XS, bottom half is size M

I am very, very happy with how this sweater turned out and I highly recommend the pattern.  In fact, I've already started another.

(I also posted this in the knitalong thread.)
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochet help for a knitting pattern on: January 19, 2007 10:37:45 AM
erm.... I'm a poor little knitter and I don't really know how to crochet.
I think I can get my mother to help with the basics, but I don't know if she'll be able to help me with this exactly.

I'm knitting the "Embellished V-Neck" from the Fall 2006 Vogue knitting and I'm on the finishing bits.

What I don't know how to do is :
"Work 5 sc in first st, *sl st in next 3 sts, work 5 sc in next st; rep from * across"

How on earth do you work 5 sc in one st and then incorporate it into a sl st?   (I understand how to do a sl st)
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Chullo for the boyfriend on: December 29, 2006 01:08:36 PM
For Christmas, my boyfriend, who's Bolivian & Brasilian, received a lovely hand knit chullo (earflap hat).  He picked out the colors and knew he was getting a hat, but he didn't know what it was going to look like.

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close up in progress shot

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Before I wove in the ends and added the pom pom on top.

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Yarn: Colonia 140 from handpaintedyarn.com in "Continental Blue" and "Verde Adriana"
Pattern: It's basically the earflap hat pattern from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.  However, I added color patterns from Knitty's Vinter Lue and Swell.  Also, I didn't knit the insane 9" of length the pattern called for.  I think it was about 7 or so inches long before I started the crown decreases.  

I was so worried that it would be too big for him, because it was ridiculously large on me.  (see bottom right frame of above photo)  I'm able to pull the damn thing down to my chin!  Thankfully, the hat fits him perfectly.  
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cabled scarf on: December 25, 2006 11:08:32 PM
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Yarn: Handspun Bulky in "Forest" by Handpaintedyarn.com.  I ended up using a ball and a half.  
Pattern: basically just the cable pattern from the Log Cabin Socks which are in Handknit Holidays.
This scarf grew about 11 inches after blocking.   Shocked  It's about 7'4", which seems to have been just right for my tall friend.
 Cheesy He really likes his Christmas present, which of course makes me really happy.  yay for knitted gifts!

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The yarn is so soft and squishy.  I really loved working with it and now I can make something for myself with the leftovers!
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Norwegian Legwarmers on: December 10, 2006 10:44:39 PM
These are based on the Norwegian Stockings found in Nancy Bush's Folk Socks.  I started knitting the first one and even turned the heel, but I ended up hating it because it had gaping holes.  So I ripped back to just above the ankle, increased some for a flare and knit until they were the right length.
I am IN LOVE with these.  I can't wait to wear them out somewhere.

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Yeah, I had fun taking these photos.

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A little closer up.
The "kicky" photos are closer to the actual colors.

I used Knitpicks Palette in ash, mint, and sky and US 3s aka glorified toothpicks.
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Neckwarmers.. now with pattern on p. 2 on: September 13, 2006 10:37:36 PM
these are two neckwarmers I finished recently..  I made up the pattern for the green one, the white one is an adapted version of the cowl found in Last Minute Knitted Gifts, which is basically just a tube.

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two strands of handpaintedyarn.com's laceweight (lettuce) on size 9us
the buttons are ones I stole from my mom.  I like them, but I think they're too heavy for the yarn.  or maybe it has too much drape.. it doesn't stay up very well

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I'm tired.

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made with undyed handspun wool/mohair from kristiehaynes.etsy.com
I LOVE this yarn.  I wanted to eat it..
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / An elephant and another cupcake on: June 19, 2006 11:08:13 AM
I feel like a knitting fool.  Finishing two projects in one day?  Unheard of!  (at least for me)

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I used this pattern
here's my other cupcake
I borrowed someone else's idea and made it into a pincushion.
On the last cupcake, I kf&b into every stitch on the first row of the icing.  For this one, I kf&b, k1 across.  It's still got that poofy shape, but it's slightly smaller.
I used brown red heart crap and leftovers from my flower petal shawl: knitpicks andean silk in sangria.  I only have about 3 yards left.  good feeling


My friend commissioned me to make a knitted elephant for his mother's birthday (May 31), but I didn't have enough time to finish it by then.. and then he ran off to Mexico to visit family, so it gave me more time to finish.  I finally finished the little guy last night.  Here is Monsieur Elefante:
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I added the little tail.  You can't have an elephant without a tail!

the pattern is from Last Minute Knitted Gifts and I used Lamb's Pride Worsted in Charcoal Heather
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Elann Flower Petal Shawl on: June 16, 2006 10:36:49 AM
This was my first shawl and I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  The pattern is really easy to memorize.  http://secure.elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=107024

I used Knitpicks Andean Silk in Sangria.  this stuff is extremely soft.

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I'm surprised.. I am actually able to wear this thing despite the South Texas summer.  It was great at the cold movie theater last night.
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Phildar Boléro Femme on: May 15, 2006 05:49:05 PM
The ladies in my knitting group will be so proud of me for finally finishing this thing.
It's from Phildar Special Twenty (Autumn/Winter 05-06).  I think I deserve a gold star for translating this pattern.   Grin  It's a rather strange construction where you knit the right front and sleeve at the same time, do the back, then knit the left front and sleeve.  Then you seam it.  And you do short row shaping on the sleeves, which seems weird, but it works.  
We joked that I was knitting asymetrical baby pants, because that's what it looked like when I got the the back.
I also thought it looked like a green tiger skin on my floor when I was blocking it.

I wasn't too crazy about it when I finished knitting it.  the sleeves weren't the right length and I thought it would be too bulky around the neck.  But now that I finally have it all put together I really like it.  I can't wait for cold weather again!

I didn't do the flower pin because I'm just not into knitted flowers.

yarn: Araucania Nature Wool Chunky

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this is from the magazine

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It is a little bulky, but I think it's ok.  I'm ok with it and that's what counts.  I'm just so happy to finally be done!
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Mon petit gateau.. (cupcake!) on: May 13, 2006 11:08:09 PM
I got the pattern here after seeing the first one in this forum.
The cake part is just some brown red heart super saver.  The frosting is, I think, lamb's pride worsted.  I got the orange stuff in a yarn swap and it's on a cone, so I'm not really sure what it is, but... most likely lamb's pride.

I was inspired by some chocolate spice pumpkin cupcakes (with orange frosting!) I made for Halloween last year.

heee  sorry I have so many photos.  It's just so cute!

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it was a little loose up top so I used the yarn end to fill in some holes

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yay for knitted food!
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