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1  Leafy green baby blanket [img heavy] in Knitting: Completed Projects by thelotusblue on: November 01, 2007 09:01:10 PM
I made this baby blanket for a friend from work, whose wife had a baby.  I incorporated the baby's initials into the fabric with Fair Isle (although I haven't mastered making the stitches blend in properly yet).  The blanket is a hybrid between the S'nB Big, Bad Baby Blanket, and a leaf border featured in Knitting On The Edge.  I did it in Cascade 220 Superwash, 'cause handwashing baby puke out of merino didn't seem like it would be high on the priority list of new parents.
I didn't do so hot on the joining, either, but overall I think it turned out well for my first blanket.  It was hard to part with, but I'm hoping they'll keep it as an heirloom for a long time.  That or just let Conner roll around and spit up on it, then throw it in the washing machine. Smiley







Thanks for looking. Smiley
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2  Winter pom baby hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by thelotusblue on: October 24, 2006 06:50:22 PM
I made this hat for a girl who my boyfriend and I are taking the lease over for.  She's moving to have her baby near her parents, and I thought it would be a nice parting gift.  It's merino and nice and soft and cuddly.  Cheesy
The empty Choxie container is for form, hand for scale.



Close up.



I used a couple knitting patterns as a guide, basically just for the decrease form, but winged it from there (though, I did steal the seed stitch on the edge from SnB).  I have a tendency to knit way smaller than gauge, and so it was pretty much just guess-n-check while I was making it.  I think it came out well, though I have problems with loose stitches when I use dpns.  I also just hand-washed it, and it stretched out a bit.  I kind of lumped back into its smaller size to dry, but does anyone have any advice about this?  I've had this problem before, where I wash something and it stretches way out.  Is it possible to get things back into (smaller) shape after this happens?
Thanks, guys!
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3  Re: "Accidentally on Purpose" from SnB Nation in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by thelotusblue on: June 17, 2006 09:40:03 PM
Okay, I modified my Accidentally On Purpose.  It's still not perfect, but it's good enough, now.  Here're the results:

Original shirt, modified shirt:



Original neckline, modified neckline:



I shortened the shirt quite a bit (it was even longer in the back, originally).  I also changed the neckline, because with the bind-offs instead of decreases, it looked too choppy.  So I did slanting decreases on both sides of the neckline instead, and made the shoulder pieces a little wider so they'd be a little sturdier.  The large size fits my bust, but not my shoulders, which resulted in the first shoulders being waaaay too wide.  They're still too wide now, but a did a few decreases on the outside, too.  Not perfect, but it looks like it fits a little bit better than my first go around.
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4  Re: Star Wars wristband in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by thelotusblue on: May 11, 2006 05:06:16 PM
Okay, it took me a couple days to decide how to do this (and then actually do it), since I didn't want to just take a webcam picture of my hand-drawn chart.  So, it's a little crudely done, but here's the chart I used for the wristband:



There are a couple extra rows because I don't know how to use Illustrator, but you can leave any of the blank ones out.  I only had one line separating the top and the bottom of the logo on mine.

Enjoy!  If you make one, I'd like to see pictures.  This is the first thing I've made that has actually inspired other people.  Yay! Smiley
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5  Star Wars wristband in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by thelotusblue on: May 08, 2006 09:35:15 PM
My first official thread here, so it better be good, right?  Well, for all the geeks and nerdy girls out there, I bring you the wristband from a galaxy far, far away... well, from SNB.  But that's close enough.





I basically just took the Star Wars logo and made a little chart for it that fit the size of the band from SNB.  My boyfriend is now the proud owner of this one, but I also made another one for another friend.  It's a fun, short project, and I'd like to start making more wristbands with more "original" designs.  If anyone wants, I can also post the chart.  The last S on this is a little wonky but it was my first ever intarsia, so I don't beat myself up over it.

Thanks for looking!  ~Lotus
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