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1  Re: Clamigurumi! in Knitting: Completed Projects by turtlie on: June 27, 2007 07:12:52 AM
me too....here's my clammie and lobster


peek-a-boo!


(he's a little crooked)


I think i'm felting deficient....i tried hand felting these guys, then threw then each into 3 loads of HOT wash loads and they still aren't completely felted!  I'd love any hints!
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2  Long Cashmere Cardigan in Knitting: Completed Projects by turtlie on: June 10, 2007 12:36:08 PM
This took me forever to knit...mostly because I'm slow and also because I need instant gratification and kept putting it down to do smaller quicker projects!

Pattern:  Knitting Pure and Simple - Neckdown Long hooded Cardigan - xsmall
  (pretty much followed the pattern but used a cabled edge instead of the garter st)
Yarn:  School Products 30%Cashmere/70%Wool Blend
  (Used all of one cone, just started at the top and knit til there was no more!)

Sorry for the bad pix!

On my poor naked bed....looks goth...but i swear it isn't!


front:


back:


cable detail:


Only think i would do differently would be to knit the sleeves first and put on stitch holders, then start from the top and join them in.....since knitting from the cone, that means only 4 places where yarn needs to be joined in!
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3  Re: Backyard Critters (Knit Amigurumi) Owl, Opossum & Deer in Knitting: Completed Projects by turtlie on: May 20, 2007 03:48:12 PM
Hee Hee....I love the way these guys look....it took me a few times, but I finally finished my hedgie!  I think he looks gigantic in the picture, but he's really just a few inches tall!  I bought the kit from craftyalien's website....i did have trouble getting the yarn to felt, but i love my little guy just the same!



(hmmm  must make more critters now!)
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4  Re: knit purse....with celtic knot design?? in Knitting: Completed Projects by turtlie on: March 02, 2006 01:09:36 PM
K, here's as much of a pattern as i could muster up.....it's not complete, but get creative and play around with it!

I just added and modified the very popular celtic braid pattern (available here http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/afghans/celticbraid.htm w/ descriptions)
The part in [brackets] is the celtic braid part and then on either end, I have cables twisting in opposite directions.

I hope I did the chart/instructions right as Ive never written out patterns before!

Cast on 50 stitches
(for some reason the patterns starts from the wrong side, and I didnt know this initially, but the chart is worked from bottom up)
Row 1: K2, P6, K2, P1, [K4, P4, K4, P4, K4, P4, K4, K4], P1, K2, P6, K2
Row 2: P2, K6, P2, K1, [P4, C4B, P4, C4B, P4, C4B, P4, P4], K1, P2, K6, P2
Row 3: K2, P6, K2, P1, [K3, P4, K4, P4, K4, P4, K4, K3], P1, K2, P6, K2
Row 4: P2, C6F, P2, K1, [P2, BT3, FT4, BT4, FT4, BT4, FT3, P2], K1, P2, C6B, P2
Row 5: K2, P6, K2, P1, [K2, P2, K3, P4, K4, P4, K3, P2, K2], P1, K2, P6, K2
Row 6: P2, K6, P2, K1, [P1, BT3, P3, C4F, P4, C4F, P3, FT3, P1], K1, P2, K6, P2
Row 7: K2, P6, K2, P1, [K1, P2, K4, P4, K4, P4, K4, P2, K1], P1, K2, P6, K2
Row 8: P2, K6, P2, K1, [P1, K2, P2, BT4, FT4, BT4, FT4, P2, K2, P1], K1, P2, K6, P2
Row 9: K2, P6, K2, P1, [K1, P2, K2, P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, K2, K1], P1, K2, P6, K2
Row 10: P2, K6, P2, K1, [P1, K2, P2, K2, P4, C4B, P4, K2, P2, K2, P1], K1, P2, K6, P2
Row 11: K2, P6, K2, P1, [K1, P2, K2, P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, K2, P2, K1], P1, K2, P6, K2
Row 12: P2, C6B, P2, K1, [P1, K2, P2, FT4, BT4, FT4, BT4, P2, K2, P1], K1, P2, C6F, P2
Row 13: K2, P6, K2, P1, [K1, P2, K4, P4, K4, P4, K4, P2, K1], P1, K2, P6, K2
Row 14: P2, K6, P2, K1, [P1, FT3, P3, C4F, P4, C4F, P3, BT3, P1], K1, P2, K6, P2
Row 15: K2, P6, K2, P1, [K2, P2, K3, P4, K4, P4, K3, P2, K2], P1, K2, P6, K2
Row 16: P2, K6, P2, K1, [P2, FT3, BT4, FT4, BT4, FT4, BT3, P2], K1, P2, K6, P2


Repeat pattern 8 times, but on the 8th repeat, I modified it a bit to make the tapered part of the purses flap.and I didnt write down how I did this, I just started decreasing some of the areas where there were extra stitches and started altering the braidpart so it would be sort of pointy, then added a couple of rows of knit or purl to match. (sorry, I wish I had exact details for you)

There were 3 repeats for each the front and back, one on the bottom, and one modified one for the flap.

For the strap, I did the following: 
Cast on 18 st,
(18 stitches) Knit 15 rows
K 16, K2tog
K 15, K2tog
(16 stitches) Knit 10 rows
K 14, K2tog
K 13, K2tog
(14 stitches) Knit 5 rows
K 12, K2tog
K 11, K2tog
(12 stitches) Knit 5 rows
K 10, K2tog
K 9, K2tog
(10 stitches) Knit 120 rows **this is the strap, so make longer/shorter as you like**
K 9, M1 on last stitch
K 10, M1 on last stitch
(12 stitches) Knit 5 rows
K 11, M1 on last stitch
K 12, M1 on last stitch
(14 stitches) Knit 5 rows
K 13, M1 on last stitch
K 14, M1 on last stitch
(16 stitches) Knit 10 rows
K 15, M1 on last stitch
K 16, M1 on last stitch
(18 stitches) Knit 15 rows

Sew it all together, add magnetic button and voila!
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5  knit purse....with celtic knot design?? **details added to page 3** in Knitting: Completed Projects by turtlie on: March 01, 2006 02:28:06 PM
got some brown superwash wool at School Products and started knitting away.....(can't beat about $12 for a cone of the stuff...i love that place!)

after about a month or so of knitting off and on:


inside flap....lined with fabric from P&S....had to hand sew it....my sewing machine's back in cali!
oh! and i finally got my hands on those magnetic clasps at pearl paint's craft store...only 87cents!


pockets for my cell phone and wallet


Close up of cables


Thanks for looking....i'd love your comments!
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6  Re: knitty's bubby bear in Knitting: Completed Projects by turtlie on: January 30, 2006 07:32:23 PM
I love all your bubbys!

here's my bubby(actually now sent to new home as a gift!)....made from chenille....which was much harder to knit with than i thought it would be!




if i had thick yarn i'd make a huge cuddly one of him!

(sorry for the giant pictures!)
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7  Seven foot long, Koolaid dyed scarf (and hat) for my 96 year old Granny! in Knitting: Completed Projects by turtlie on: December 14, 2005 09:59:38 AM
(please excuse lack of artistic presentation in my pix....so jealous of all those who take great pix)

My granny lives with my aunt, but during the day goes to a adult day care place...just imagine a bunch of geriatrics in preschool....seriously!  she loves it, they play games, do exercise and physical therapy, have birthday parties.  Anyhow, they  like to compare whose grandkids and kids got them what, so I thought I'd make granny some unique accessories to show-off!

The Hat and Scarf:


and the Scarf by itself....it really is 7 feet long, probably around 8 with the fringe included....gonna need to show granny how to wrap it around twice (she's only about 4'8")!


Yarn:  Whistler Chunky Weight 100% merino wool
Koolaid colors:  Cherry and Orange in different mixtures
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8  teeny tiny cashmere sweater in Knitting: Completed Projects by turtlie on: June 03, 2005 03:15:43 PM
i really should have been studying, but needed an instant gratification project Wink....so about 2hours later...



hee hee....since I can't afford a cashmere sweater that I can actually wear Cry, here's one that can sit on my desk!  (one of those 1.5x2 in post-it note pads is in the pic for size comparison)  I used recycled yarn from 2 100% cashmere sweaters found at my local thrift store (the first time I've actually come across them!

The knitting part was really easy, but weaving in the loose ends took forever!

Pattern is from: 
http://mindofwinter.prettyposies.com/archives/000126.html
and she has a great picture tutorial too! 
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9  Re: chopstick/dowel knitting needle tutorial in Knitting: Completed Projects by turtlie on: May 06, 2005 11:13:07 AM
thanks all for your ideas....I finally made my own too!  I love how they work!

sorry for the blurry pictures!



my attempt to focus in on the little guy's face!

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10  Re: Knitting Scene in Hitchhiker's Guide movie in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by turtlie on: May 02, 2005 08:51:01 AM
I thought i was the only knitting obsessed one out there!  i went to see the hitchhiker's with my boyfriend and his roommate and they though i was crazy.....i so want a knit Marvin!   Cheesy 

Anyone who hasn't seen the movie:

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