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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / mustard beret on: January 29, 2008 10:24:41 AM
I made this beret using Vanna's Choice in mustard. It's based loosely off the Le Slouch pattern.


2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Are you freaking kidding me? This was featured on Nylon? on: January 07, 2008 06:15:10 PM
Apparently, these scarves sell for $45 dollars and up. They're simple garter stitch scarves that aren't even that long. The colors are nice, but to me it seems ridiculous.

I can't believe people pay this much.

Loup Scarves

Nylon article

Does this seem weird to anyone besides me?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / some quick wool-ease socks on: December 07, 2007 04:54:31 PM
These socks are a first in two ways. They are my first completed pair and they're my first project on my new blog. They were a quick knit but they aren't super chunky and they're comfortable to wear.

Pattern: my own (generic toe-up comprised of my favorite methods)
Yarn: Wool Ease in gray (don't remember exact colorway)
Start: Last week in November, 2007
End: December 6th, 2007

My brother is modeling the socks for me. This light is horrible, sorry about that.








A few more pics on the blog and WIP pics if you're curious.

A change I want to make with my sock knitting is use a m1 instead of always opting for a kfb when I increase. It makes a really square toe when it isn't on.

Suggestions/comments welcome Cheesy
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / My boyfriend is freezing and he needs SOMETHING. HELP! on: November 21, 2007 06:35:45 PM
My boyfriend recently moved into a duplex with two of his friends. They don't have money so they don't turn their heat on. It's below freezing tonight! I'm freaking out. I tried giving him a space heater but he doesn't want to use it because he doesn't want to run up the electricity bill.

I have though, found this space heater that was recommended by treehugger that is supposed to be energy efficient:

http://www.vornado.com/products/heaters/vh24in.jpg

I want to give him something for Christmas to help with the coldness. If I did figure something out I'd give it to him ASAP though, an early xmas gift.

I need some creative ideas. Obviously he is bundled up in tons of blankets and thick pajamas.

Does anyone have any ideas that don't use an unholy amount of electricity? Money really isn't an issue unless it cost like a thousand dollars, obviously.

I would really appreciate any suggestions!

Please and thank-you!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Norwegian Reindeer Mittens on: November 07, 2007 09:12:48 AM
I knit these mittens for myself. They are made of Caron Simply Soft and some white yarn that was gifted to me. The deer was made using duplicate stitch. I improvised the pattern.











These took a couple weeks. I kind of hated them by the end.

More information on Ravelry - username: danceypants
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / four dollar tutu on: August 08, 2007 10:27:06 PM
I bought 3.5 yards of tulle and some elastic. It was cheap at hobby lobby but the woman who cut my fabric for me was a jerk.







I have fun Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / tshirt shorts (now with tute) on: July 28, 2007 09:25:35 PM
these were ridiculously easy. made with one small tshirt.





i'm definately going to make like a thousand pairs in different colors and lengths.

i hate leggings but i love spandex shorts and tshirt fabric is perfect.


between steps 1 and 2 one might want to make the tube tighter if it does not fit snug around your hips. I needed to make it tighter to make it tight around my bum
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / thermal cardigan on: July 28, 2007 09:23:47 PM
i made a really weird button band for this but i love the way it looks so deconstructed. non detailed pictures but whatev.



9  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / another fashion first aid on: June 13, 2007 03:49:39 PM
i followed the pattern until i reached the strap. I really don't like chaining a ton of stitches so i SC 8 stitches on the side of the bag between the turning ridges. i worked about a zillion rows back and forth. then i seamed the strap to the bag but i used an overcast stitch so the seams on the side repeat the ridges that are used for the bottom of the bag. i really like it that way.



The bag doesn't look this wonky^^ in real life. Honest.


See?^^ it looks good on my shoulder.

Pictures taken outside my house. woo. To take the pictures I actually popped the Happy Hooker book inside the bag to give it some shape Cheesy

I whipped this out in a few days. There are alot of loose ends because I hate weaving in ends and I was stranding like fair-isle in knitting but I was worried I'd run out of yarn (I did but luckily I had another skein of Scarlet by Redheart) so on the horizontal part of the cross, I would break the yarn when i reached the white and reattatch it when i got back to the red part.

I should line it but I don't have the right fabric at the moment. I suppose I'll just fill it with all the tiny wallets/coinpurses/etc I like to carry around now.

P.S. I hated the yarn by the end. I use acrylic all the time but this yarn made my index finger on my right hand itch so so so bad. I don't know why. It started to be painful but I finished the bag thankfully. Probably the fact that the yarn was about 20 years old could be the problem.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / first sweater ever - buttony on: June 02, 2007 05:38:39 PM
This was my first sweater. I made this sweater intially for myself but it ended up being too small so I gave it to my smaller friend. I was planning to give it to my cousins who are still in elementary school, but she  somehow got it on and wanted it so I was happy to give it to her.

I made it from Plymouth Encore. I forget the colorway. It's just this really nice green color. I think the wood buttons ($0.88 for a pair at WalMart) go really well with the colors.

Pattern: Buttony from ohmystars.net http://www.ohmystars.net/craft/knitting/pbuttony.html









This is a picture of us together so you can gauge how much smaller I made it.
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