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1  Swallowtail Shawl (my first lace!) in Knitting: Completed Projects by superlisa on: August 21, 2007 11:36:18 AM
I finished my first lace project, this past weekend. I actually started it in March, got through about half of the repeats of the 2nd chart, then let it sit for FIVE months! that's probably the longest a project's been put away for. I decided to pick it up again, so that I could gift it to my son's great-grandma.

I blocked it on some foam tiles in my closet.

you can see more on my blog!

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2  Re: Ralph Lauren Pillowcase Dress in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by superlisa on: July 10, 2007 01:28:56 PM
I finally got around to making a sash/belt thing, because the dress really had NO shape whatsoever. i used the same fabric that i used for the shoulder ties. here's my niece modelling it--

i was also thinking that perhaps shirring the top part might give it a little more shape without the need for a sash. i'm such a beginner i'm afraid to shirr, though.:/
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3  Ralph Lauren Pillowcase Dress in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by superlisa on: June 26, 2007 10:25:14 AM
I bought a pack of Ralph Lauren pillowcases at an outlet store a few weeks back for the specific reason to someday turn them into pillowcase dresses. I finally mustered up the courage to make one, yesterday--I'm a beginner in sewing, my forte is in the yarny crafts.

i didn't have any ribbon or binding for the edge along the arm "holes" so i used some scrap fabric i had and made my own! i obviously am still learning how to sew straight. Wink
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4  Toddler Seamless Hybrid (EZ love!) in Knitting: Completed Projects by superlisa on: June 22, 2007 03:44:54 PM

This is an early fall/winter sweater for my son. I used Cascade 220 in silver grey over-dyed with many many packs of tamarindo kool-aid for the body/sleeves and azure for the button bands and hems. pattern source is Knitting Without Tears, by Elizabeth Zimmermann, of course!

I used a crocheted steek to turn it into a cardigan. the sleeves are a smidge long, so it's nice that the hems turn up so nicely. I have yet to decide on buttons!

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5  quicky quill lace ankle socks in Knitting: Completed Projects by superlisa on: May 12, 2007 11:24:37 PM
I decided Wednesday afternoon that my SO's grandma needed a pair of handknit socks for Mother's Day. not only that, Mother's Day celebrations were to be held Saturday AND I didn't have any dyed yarn. so, after dyeing this yarn on Wednesday, I patiently waited until Thursday when it was nice and dry (hoooray for being able to hang yarn close to an a/c vent!) to ball it  up and start. I knew these had to be ankle socks, but it wasn't until I passed the short-row heel (my first!) that I decided to use the quill lace pattern (http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/PATTquilllace.html) for the foot.

I used size US2 dpns and knitpick's dye-your-own fingering weight yarn. it was dyed with a combination of lemonade  kool-aid, yellow food coloring and coffee.

I started Thursday afternoon and finished up Saturday morning. I even took a break thursday night. I almost decided to not finish at all, but got a sudden burst of knit-ergy (ha!) on friday.

she really loved them, so they were worth almost going crazy over.
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6  Re: hand-dyed MONKEYS! in Knitting: Completed Projects by superlisa on: April 30, 2007 02:29:08 PM
thanks everyone!

Knit~It~Good: I used KP's US2 double-pointed needles.

MissMaria: I used both kool-aid and food coloring. after soaking the yarn for a bit in vinegar, I used 2 mason jars to dye half the yarn in yellow (yellow food coloring with a few drops of red and  I think a  pack of lemonade kool-aid) and this orchid color (red and just a smidge of blue). I put both jars in a  huge pot and "cooked" them on the stove until the water was clear. I had to move the yarn around slightly, so the whole skein would get color and actually had to add more dye-ing agents into the jars after a few minutes. when I was satisfied with those colors, I dipped the part that stuck out the jars into the pan and dyed it with about 3 packs of blue kool-aid and one lemonade and finally into some  lime  to get the bright green color.

here's  what the yarn looked like pre-knitting-
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7  hand-dyed MONKEYS! in Knitting: Completed Projects by superlisa on: April 30, 2007 10:10:08 AM
I'm sure you all have seen this pattern a lot already- http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTmonkey.html

here is my take on them, with some yarn (knitpicks bare fingerweight) that I dyed  myself! they're for my MIL for Mother's Day.

the modifications I made were simple:
1. shortened the leg to only 2 pattern repeats.
2. eye of the partridge heel. (you can see closeups on my flickr)

did I do the pattern justice?Smiley
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8  Re: Knitty's Monkey-along? in Knitalongs by superlisa on: April 26, 2007 02:45:27 PM
I successfully completed my first Monkey.
I used yarn I dyed myself with kool-aid and food coloring. I am SO glad they came out alright. I was afraid it'd pool a bunch or something.

they're going to be a Mother's Day gift for my awesome mother-in-law.

as you can see, I significantly shortened the leg and made an eye-of-partridge heel--

and in case you're interested in what the yarn looked like before it was turned into a sock--

I put half in a mason jar with yellow and half in a jar with an orchid color, both jars in a cast-iron pot with water. i "cooked" it until satisfied, then i dipped the un-dyed center into some greenish-blue water. I probably made it sound harder than it actually is.

also note  my totally cool hanger blockers.Cheesy
 i <3 diy.
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9  Peace Fleece Pinwheel Blanket in Knitting: Completed Projects by superlisa on: April 25, 2007 12:15:27 PM
I started this about 3 weeks ago using various colors  of Peace Fleece and size US8 needles. I increased until I had 600 stitches, then used a picot bind-off which took a while to get used to, but I like it. I'm  not quite sure when/if I will be blocking it. it measures ~42 inches across, so I don't know where I could block it that my 2 year old wouldn't find it! I do know it would feel quiiite a bit softer if it had a good wash. I guess I'm lucky it's spring time in texas, so there really isn't much of a need for a wool blanky, right now.Wink

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10  Ganomy x2 in Knitting: Completed Projects by superlisa on: February 15, 2007 02:35:00 PM
this is my first "new topic" on the knitting board! gasp!

anyway, I received Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac for Christmas and immediately fell in love with everything. most of all, though, I fell in love with Ganomy! it's so simple and amazing.

first, I had one single ball of Noro Kureyon, so I went ahead and made Ganomy for my son. the pattern originally calls for bulky weight yarn and a gauge of 4sts to 1". my gauge was more like 5sts to the inch, but since it was for a weeee noggin, I didn't adjust the amount of cast-on stitches. I did stop increasing/decreasing sooner and it turned out perfect for his head!

fast-forward to this week and my lovey is in Vegas on business (no valentine's day!) and I am keeping myself occupied with knitting/crocheting when bebekins is sleeping. so, I grabbed a ball of Paton's SWS (natural earth), my US8 circular and cast-on about 18 EXTRA stitches to make an adult size ganomy with a gauge of ~5sts to 1". it came out perfect! I did end up having to decrease every round instead of every other, because I was running out of yarn.

this will be for my cousin, whose birthday is next week!

the top reminds me of a shark fin.

little one wants to wear everything I make.

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