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21  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / pink and brown and birds and trees! *a table runner on: February 19, 2008 09:01:56 PM
So i teach a class on basic quilting. And this is what we make every 2 weeks in a 4 hour class. This is my sample! And i really love how it turned out. The pictures show the colors a little washed out, they're more vivid in person.


this picture definitely shows off the actual colors the best






22  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / my super stripy afghan, knit simple winter 07 on: February 14, 2008 02:45:15 PM
http://www.knitsimplemag.com/node/131

I bought this issue of knit simple because i absolutely fell in love with the afghan! The knitted one is very pretty but i didn't like the idea of the knitted border and i also wanted to be able to finish it during a 2 week christmas/new years vacation so i went with the crocheted version. I used all vanna's choice yarn, though i had a slight color deviation due to me forgetting to buy one color and instead buying a different one. Oh well, i think my blanket turned out just fine! In fact it's my most favorite crochet project to date!





artfully posed on my sofa  Tongue



time for the close up



i omitted the lacey border and just did 2 rows of single crochet around. I like the way it matches the single crocheted stripes. I also omitted one of the pinks and subbed in a brown, completely on accident. I loved the color scheme in the pattern and was trying to copy it but i forgot the pattern when i went to buy yarn and ended up with a wrong color. Oh well!


edited to add: the link to it on ravelry!
23  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / a bright and colorful rug, made from old tshirts! on: February 13, 2008 02:39:01 PM
So i worked at the swap o rama rama at austin's maker faire this year. The store i work for, craftorama, had a booth where we helped people take clothing donated from goodwill and make it into something new. So during my downtime i decided that i wanted to make a rug out of tshirts! My mom used to crochet rugs out of long strips of fabric so i figured why not do it with tshirts!

I cut the tshirts spirally creating the longest strip of fabric i could, about 1.5 inches wide. I used a q hook i believe, it was a fellow workers hook so i cant remember for sure. But the thing was huge, and glittery! The rug was made with all single crochet so that it would be pretty dense.


an in progress shot


with my foot on the cement floor at maker faire


and in its new home on my bathroom floor

24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Marilyn Socks ***with pattern*** on: January 17, 2008 02:33:29 AM
These were a Christmas present for my sister. They were also an excuse to try and come up with my own pattern. So this is my first attempt at pattern writing!

These would be great for a beginner sock knitter or someone more advanced that wants uncomplicated patterns. The stitch pattern is easily memorized and intuitive requiring nothing more than simple knits and purls to create a fun diamond pattern.







Marilyn Socks   
Named for Marilyn "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" Monroe

Yarn: Dream in Color, Squishy, color: wisterious, 1 skein
Needles: us 2, 2.75 mm clover bamboo dpns   

these socks were made to fit a larger than average foot and a slightly larger than average calf/ankle circumference. These socks could easily be made smaller by switching to a smaller needle size or decreasing the co amount by a multiple of 6

Diamond pattern, worked over 6 stitches
Row1:  K K K P K K               
Row2:  K all stitches
Row3:  K K P K P K
Row4:  K all stitches
Row5:  K P K K K P
Row6:  K all stitches   
Row7:  P K K K K K
Row8:  K all stitches
Row9:  K P K K K P
Row10: K all stitches
Row11: K K P K P K
Row12: K all stitches

CO 72 stitches across 4 needles, 18 stitches per needle. join to begin working in the round. work in 3x3 rib for 1 inch, after ribbing has been worked begin diamond pattern working the 6 stitch repeat across all 72 stitches. Work diamond pattern for 4 inches or until desired length for the leg has been reached.

Heel: I used a short row heel worked across half of the stitches. I followed these directions here: http://www.cosmicpluto.com/blog/?p=585

Foot*: After completing the heel, pick up 4 stitches between needle 1 and needle 2 and then pick up 5 stitches between needle 3 and needle 4. The odd stitch will go onto needle 3. This is so that when the diamond pattern is worked over only the top of the foot it will become symmetrical, to do this you need to work the diamond pattern over the 37 foot stitches ending with stitch 1 from the repeat. Decrease the 8 extra stitches, 4 on each side, out over the first 8 rounds of the foot. Round 1: work across needle 1 to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1, work across needle 2 and 3 in pattern, needle 4: k1, ssk, k to end. Round 2: k all stitches, repeat those rounds until you have 36 stitches on needle 1 and 4.

*the diamond pattern is worked only across the top of the sock, stockinette is worked across the instep

Work foot in pattern until you are 2 inches shy of your foot length. End on a K only row.

Toe:
Round 1: K across needle 1, across needle 2, across needle 3 until last 3 stitches, ssk, k1, k across needle 4, this gets rid of the extra stitch on needle 3 that made the diamond pattern symmetrical.
Round 2: K to last 3 sts on needle 1, k2tog, k1, needle 2: k1, ssk, k to end, needle 3: k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1, needle 4: k1, ssk, k to end
Round 3: k all stitches

Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until you have 28 stitches remaining. Graft the live stitches together and weave in ends!

Enjoy!
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Diagonal lace scarf, a christmas gift on: December 22, 2007 02:31:38 PM
I knit this in about 2 evenings and i'm so pleased with how it turned out. The yarn is wickedly soft and the color is so pretty. It's a christmas gift for my aunt who also knits and i know will appreciate the scarf!







Pattern: Diagonal Lace Scarf, found via ravelry
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas suri merino, 1 skein, light pink
Needles: us size 10
Modifications: I left off one lace repeat from the width since i was using larger needles and i wanted to make sure i got a decent length scarf with just 1 skein of my expensive yarn.

Finished size is 5 1/2 inches by 62 inches
26  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / bag o yarn - a fun tote to hold my small knitting projects on: November 13, 2007 12:43:36 AM
So i teach knitting at a great store in austin, craftorama and we sell some pretty kick ass fabrics. I found these the other day and just had to come up with a project for them. I decided to make myself a little tote/soft sided bucket to hold small knitting projects.



so far it's holding an in progress sweater sleeve, malabrigo scarf and an a jaywalker sock



oooh it's reversible... i love the little asian doll fabric!
27  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My little owlie, a wool felt ornament on: November 03, 2007 10:18:28 PM


I bought a little kit from this store and i'm in love with the results! Everything is hand sewn and hand beaded and sequined! I plan on making a christmas tree full of little felt ornaments!
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My "foliage" from fall 07 knitty, best hat ever! on: September 20, 2007 11:29:25 PM
As many things as i've knit, i've never actually completed a hat. It's just usually not cold long enough here in texas to really need a warm wool hat. But this pattern looked so great that i had to try it out. I also had the perfect yarn laying around with the perfect needles!



pattern: foliage
yarn: malabrigo worsted, dark red (i think the color might be intenso, i cant remember)
needles: 4.0 mm dpns, us size 6
started: 9/19/07, finished 9/20/07

no modifications, though when i make another one i will probably cut the last chart in half, this is just a teensy bit too long for me.



I tried to get this last picture to show the color better but i dont know how well it worked out. Its a really deep dark red with lighter bits throughout.

I highly recommend this pattern, i think i'll be making a few more for christmas gifts!
29  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Road to Golden, Fall 07 Knitscene on: August 23, 2007 11:26:25 PM
so who else is knitting this? http://www.knitscene.com/2007/fall07projects.asp

It's gorgeous and i pretty much love anything with fair isle!

So i've been reading through the pattern and i need a little bit of help understanding part of it. I haven't knit a sweater from the bottom up so i'm having trouble understanding how the sleeves join the body... i'm planning on increasing the body of the sweater by a full fair isle repeat (16) stitches so that i can get my size plus ease. Since i dont totally understand how the sleeves attach i cant figure out how me adding stitches to the body is going to affect the sleeves and attaching them.
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Loose and easy summer skirt! on: June 08, 2007 12:19:24 AM
I bought this fabric earlier today intending to make a dress but a drawstring skirt just sounded so appealing. I live in skirts in the summer, so nice and cool in texas's heat waves. There is a contrast hem and a matching drawstring. I used french seams throughout to eliminate any fraying in the wash and keep this skirt in heavy rotation!





I wish i had better pictures but noone was available to take them so i had to use the good ol self timer.
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