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11  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Rusted Root on: July 23, 2007 11:49:09 AM
Erm...I'm *just* going to be starting this this week...anyone still going?

/late to the party.

I'm using O-Wool in Malachite.  Now I must race off to finish my mom's sock so I can cast on.
12  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Fitted Knits-along ? on: May 29, 2007 09:29:05 AM
Thanks everyone! I'm glad it's so well-liked. Smiley
13  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Fitted Knits-along ? on: May 28, 2007 06:58:47 PM
Thanks! I like the way the cables stand out in this yarn, it worked out for the best. Smiley
14  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Fitted Knits-along ? on: May 28, 2007 06:38:52 PM






Voila my version of the Airy Wrap! The pattern calls for a thin mohair yarn, but I wanted something a little more rustic. I chose an alpaca that was much thicker, so went up two needle sizes (to 13s) and bought more skeins and went for it.

Very satisfying knitting - thick yarn, fat needles. The only part I didn't really consider in my calculations was the thickness of the front ties - I hated the floppy quality of the original ones, but they are seriously thick with this yarn. Someone described the length of the ties as epic and I think the word begins to do them justice. At least the pattern was easy; the only changes I made was knitting the sleeves in the round (why weren't they written that way in the first place?) and I shortened the ties somewhat. An adult height of 5'2" is not forgiving enough for long, long ties...

Overall, I'm very pleased with the way it fits and how warm it is. Plus I love the look of cables when they're used as edging like this. My kitty is also pleased, because the yarn is relatively untreated and smells just faintly of alpaca. I made him a Feline Dim Sum from the leftovers and filled it with organic catnip, and so we are pleased.

Thanks for looking!
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do I attach buttons after I finish? *so embarrassing* on: April 06, 2007 07:49:01 AM
Thanks for the advice, I'll definitely sew them on carefully and securely.  For some reason I thought I would have to go back and attach them with yarn somehow, the method for which totally escaped me.

As far as using another closure method, I would, but I really wanted to use these cute Peter rabbit buttons I bought, since I'm also giving a book...they're too cute not to use!  I'll post when I finish.
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How do I attach buttons after I finish? *so embarrassing* on: April 05, 2007 05:06:10 PM
oKay, this is such a stupid question that I couldn't even find it in a search. I'm knitting a baby sweater and the instructions say to attach the buttons after it's all completed.  How do I do it well?
17  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: New Stitch Diva Pattern/Glampyre sweater on: March 22, 2007 07:56:04 PM
So pretty - I think white/off-white is my favorite color for this pattern.
18  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: New Stitch Diva Pattern/Glampyre sweater on: March 05, 2007 08:38:38 PM
Ooh, yours turned out really well.  Great color!  I think sequins would look good on the sleeves as well, you should definitely go for that.
19  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Saharah: Stitch Diva (Knit & Tonic) on: February 08, 2007 06:30:42 AM
Ooh, that's so pretty in green.
20  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: New Stitch Diva Pattern/Glampyre sweater on: February 08, 2007 06:30:03 AM
Thanks! I wasn't sure about the wool a first, but the way the yarn knits up...it just has a great drape that really seemed to work.  Plus, I think the sweater (especially in purple) has kind of a wintery quality to it, so it ended up working out well.
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