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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Long Cashmere Cardigan 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!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / knit purse....with celtic knot design?? **details added to page 3** 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!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Seven foot long, Koolaid dyed scarf (and hat) for my 96 year old Granny! 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
4  New York / New York: NYC and Long Island / 99 cent Bamboo knitting needles! on: July 14, 2005 11:59:08 AM
Just an FYI....found some nice bamboo needles at one of those 99 cent stores in chinatown/little italy area.  The place is called Samurai, 200 Grand, New York, NY 10013, near Mott.  They don't by any means have a full selection of sizes, but if you're in the area, it's definately a deal.  The weird thing is that not all the sizes match US sizes....maybe it's japanese sizing?  (can't read the package, there's no english!).  This is what they had when I was there today:

their #'s = US sizes (according to my little "knit chek" gauge thingy
No. 5 = US 5 12"DPNs
No. 10 = US 9 12"DPNs
No. 5 = US 5 13" Straight
No. 12 = US 10 13" Straight
No. 9 = US 8 13" Straight

They only had about 10-15 pairs of each, so if you're in the area and happen to need these sizes, you can't beat the price!

(i think they have other stores too...i know there's one in forrest hills, but i don't know what they have in stock there!)

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / teeny tiny cashmere sweater 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! 
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / My first attept at mosaics on: July 26, 2004 08:29:28 PM
I haven't completly cleaned up all the smudges and stuff on this Roll Eyes, but i love my new mirror and was excited to have something to post up!  Sorry for the bad pix, i haven't figured out how to take a picture of a mirror and not be in the picture and not get too much glare.....too bad it was a hazy day in the bay area! Undecided

I found this great stained glass store that sells scraps in Berkeley so that's what i used on for the mosaic pieces ($3.50/pound) and the mirror i got at a salvage place in oakland, 2 of them (19"x15.5") for a whopping $10!

My mirror...soon to be my cousin's.....at least it's going to a great home!
http://img20.photobucket.com/albums/v61/turtlie/mosaic%20mirror/mirror3.jpg

http://img20.photobucket.com/albums/v61/turtlie/mosaic%20mirror/mirror1.jpg

http://img20.photobucket.com/albums/v61/turtlie/mosaic%20mirror/mirror2.jpg

Tried to get a close up picture, this is the best one.....(don't mind the extra grout that hasn't washed off yet!) Smiley
http://img20.photobucket.com/albums/v61/turtlie/mosaic%20mirror/corner.jpg

I'd love to know what you think! 
sadly, i won't get to work on the second mirror for 2 months, i'll be in new york!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / tyvek - credit card wallet thingy on: May 10, 2004 03:38:52 PM
You guys are all so creative...you've totally inspired me to make a couple things this week (when i should be packing!  i move thursday!)

I gave up those long checkbook wallets a few years ago when I couldn't fit it into one of those cute little purses.  I started using a wallet for money, liscense ande essentials....but try as i may, cards keep sneaking their way back into my purse and then my wallet.  all this tyvek talk got me thinking i should make a wallet for the credit cards so my wallet only has the essentials and i can carry everything in my cute little purses.Smiley 







This is my first post....hope this whole picture thing works!

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