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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Another Nob Hill on: April 18, 2008 09:50:40 AM
At last! Here's mine:



Caron Simply Soft, held triple-stranded. I really used only a little more than three skeins.

Didnt mod much - accidentally picked up collar stitches on the right side. Then out of laziness I only did about 6 rows of seed stitch - no buttonhole (I plan to use a pin.) The hems were rolling up like mad, so I did a row of single crochet to anchor them somewhat. I like it.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Urchin beret from Twinkle's Weekend Knits on: April 16, 2008 05:09:12 PM
Presenting... the Urchin Beret (which I'm realizing is a pretty common name for a beret?)







(excerpted from my blog)

I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick on size 17 DPNS (instead of size 19). Also, at the suggestion of someone on Ravelry, I added two increase rows (and their corresponding decrease rows, and all the knit rows in between), which really made it super floppy, the way I like it. After I finished, I realized the brim was a little too snug, so I stretched it with my hands, and now its a big too loose (and slightly heavy). But if I cover my ears with it, slightly, itll stay on my head.

Thanks for looking!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Not-So-Belle cardigan on: March 17, 2008 01:33:51 AM
aka, my Woolly Beast sweater.

It actually WAS too big, just like everyone on Ravelry said it would be. Oh well, I can wear it around the house as a sort of bed jacket. And I finally learned how to do short rows. I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick.



4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / A few small FO's on: December 17, 2007 01:26:05 AM
A bunch all at once:

Le Slouch, by Wendy Bernard, in Patons SWS (Natural Plum)




(Back view)



Knitty's Dashing, in Knit Picks' Wool of the Andes (Coal)
- gift for a friend



Knitty's Calorimetry, in Rowan Kid Classic (some silvery color)


Lastly, two One-Skein Crochet scarves, in Cascade 200 Wool (royal blue) and Cascade 220 Superwash (white) - gifts for a friend



All started and finished within the past month, I think. I am a machine.

Thanks for looking!
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Knitty's Dahlia (Winter 2007) on: December 06, 2007 10:29:46 AM
Any takers?

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter07/PATTdahlia.html

I just happen to have five skeins of the same color/lot of Cascade 220 riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight here!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lil Devil Baby Hat, slightly modified on: October 28, 2007 11:44:10 AM
This is a Christmas gift for my friend's baby:


(Yeah, that's Craftster in the background! Smiley)

I made a few mods to the pattern, such as only picking up stitches for the ear flaps, crocheting the horns, and doing the band in seed stitch instead of garter. I think its cute - I made it bigger than the pattern called for (I used Cascade 220 and CO 80 stitches on size 8s) so that Dakota could fit into it longer.

Thanks for looking! Here is the original pattern.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / NOO Sylar! Not Hello Kitty toooo! on: October 27, 2007 05:18:45 PM
Sorry, that might've been in poor taste.

I made this with Cascade 220 while watching the Heroes season 1 marathon on G4:


 
This pattern is inspired by Malinki's hat. My cousin asked for Hello Kitty ears for her Halloween costume, so I made ones that could be wrapped around a headband (lengthwise).
 
I knit a strip of stockinette in white, and then picked up stitches and crocheted the ears (using a size F 3.75mm hook) in single crochet, decreasing at the beginning and end of every row. (I worked one row even to begin with, and somewhere later I worked a row even towards the end.) Then I made two small strips of stockinette (with garter around the edges to keep from curling), wrapped one around the other, and then attached it using a giant loopless safety pin.
 
I hope she likes it. If not, then I like it Smiley
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I dropped my stitches at the increase! on: October 05, 2007 09:08:53 AM
Help!

I'm working on Zephyr's Juliet, and I'm currently on the raglan increases ("kfb, slip marker, kfb," etc.) and I think I dropped a stitch right where the increases are. How do I pick these up again? I have no idea what to do. I mean, I plan to make another one of these anyway, but I'd hate to frog this one.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Friends don't let friends do only garter stitch! on: September 26, 2007 09:34:36 PM
This wasn't a project exactly, but I thought I'd post it.

I was very excited for my friend Ginger, whose birthday was today. I taught her to purl today, so a whole new world has opened up for her Smiley
 
So, now that she is able to do so many more things, I decided to make her a little stitch swatch to help her learn the basic stitches, since now she no longer has to stick with just garter stitch for all the Christmas scarves she wants to make this year. I did a few rows of each stitch, and attached little cards with instructions or notes.
 
You know, it was a bit weird for me to do this because I can do these stitches so automatically now, that I hardly ever stop to think about the actual instructions - I just know what theyre supposed to LOOK like, so I dont really think about what Im doing anymore. So to have to write out instructions was actually difficult for me. Well, for seed stitch and ribbing, anyway.
 
Here are some photos:

The whole thing:


Individual parts:








I didnt want to add more than that - she was really scared of purling for so long Smiley I dont want to scare her.

Thanks for looking!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitty's Boogie vest on: September 23, 2007 10:49:51 PM
Hi!

I'm about to start working on Knitty's Boogie vest, when I realized something wrong: the Patons Shetland Chunky that the author uses and the Patons Shetland Chunky that I just bought are different gauges! Hers is 13sts/18rows on sz 10s, and the label on mine says 15sts/20rows on sz 10s.

I did email her about it, wondering if there was a mistake, but really, I'm guessing Patons Shetland Chunky is just not as chunky as it was 3 years ago when she wrote the pattern. I'm VERY intimidated about having to recalculate all the stitch counts.

Anyone else come across this, and have some info/advice to share so I don't have to reinvent the wheel?
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