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1  Category Challenges / Knitting: Challenge Entries / Re: Knitting Challenge Theme Ideas on: November 08, 2007 05:18:13 AM
how about a unique mitten design challange
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Multi colored citrus rug on: September 15, 2007 08:16:21 AM
I love it and your colour changes were well done.

It makes me want to do something like this for my room or something. lol I was just wondering roughly how much yarn you used and how big this came out?
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: $1 Bracelets + ModPodge on: August 18, 2007 04:53:08 PM
Ooooo I reallllllly like the stamp one. If i get enough of my friends to send me postcards when they go abroad then I must make one myself.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: A few FO's for me plus a WIP on: August 18, 2007 08:10:33 AM
Wonderful socks! AND OMG - I SERIOUSLY have yarn and kool-aid sitting next to me in those exact same colours to dye some self-striping yarn for my jaywalkers. Weird Smiley
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Classic Cable Tube - gift for Sam! on: August 18, 2007 08:09:30 AM
That's awesome! I love the yarn  you used.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My blue Lillian Tank =) on: August 17, 2007 08:49:28 AM
Thanks! It makes me excited knowing that I can wear it in the autumn/winter without having layers covering it. Though I have to find the right shirt to wear underneath. I'm looking for a silvery-gray and it has to be fitted cause I'm really worried about the shirt stretching out
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: steering wheel cover on: August 17, 2007 08:47:10 AM
That's really cool! I like the lace pattern. I've gotta convince my parents to let me do this to the car I drive... lol
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My blue Lillian Tank =) on: August 17, 2007 08:45:29 AM
LittleJoi: A real compliment coming from you being the designer and all =) I would have used TLC Cotton Plus but it seemed that the only place I could get it was online and I'm still iffy on most of my online purchases.

suzie_ann: Oh man. I, too, have a huge list of things I want to knit but man there are only so many hours in a day. (And dollars in my pocket...)


queen_gueneviere: Thanks! The only lacework I'd done before this was a small bookmark and some yarnovers. Definitely not much knowledge beforehand! And the pattern is realllly simple. Seriously. Within a few repeats I'd had it memorized. I haven't been knitting for long either - previous items include many phone/iPod cozies, a bag, a pair of armwarmers and scarves.

In terms of problems, I was quite a few inches in when I noticed that I'd dropped a stitch and somehow gained it back a few rows back. I deliberated between continuing or going back and even though it wasn't a really obvious mistake, I frogged a chunk of it. That was nothing to do with the wonderful designer but everything to do with me dozing off at some point or another. But no other problems that I can think of. I just found it helpful to read up as to how exactly sweaters/shirts are knitted simply cause I didn't quite understand at first how you would start a new ball here and there or how shoulder seams are done. I followed the shoulder-seam business and left my stitches on the needle at the shoulder instead of binding off - as opposed to doing a whipstitch but it's not exactly perfect.

Something that might help you if you've never picked up stitches before is that:
- along the horizontal, you pick up everyother hole. So basically once between each v or stitch
- when you're picking up stitches along the vertical, you don't pick up a stitch from every row. a simple way to get the right amount is to look at your #of stitches/inch (mine was 4 and a tiny bit in St st.) and take that number and then pick up stitches in 4 rows, skip one row, pick up stitches in the next 4 rows, etc. Did that make sense? lol I'm trying to remember exactly how the book I read it in phrased it (The Yarn girls' guide to beyond the basics)

24 rows in 4"
18 1/2 stitches in 4" - both of those in stockinette

And copy? It's not really a "copy" cause they're all different in their own way Smiley

Let me know if you have anymore questions or if I was a bit confusing lol

I hope yours works out!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My blue Lillian Tank =) on: August 16, 2007 08:01:49 PM
Aw thanks everyone! You all are far too nice. I have to say though, I really think the stitch makes my stitches look so nice. I'm not sure why they look even here when they usually aren't. haha ah well, i won't complain Tongue

xashiex
- lol actually I was playing around with it while taking the photos cause I thought the same thing! I couldn't get it to sit right but I'm sure on the right person or with some adjustment to the shoulder-area it would work great!

jessimocha - i was only disappointed about the length cause it's too long for the skirt I got to match lol Tongue ah well!

10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Spiral Boot Socks - IK Summer '07 on: August 16, 2007 04:22:34 PM
Thank you so much crazydoglady! It occurred to me last night after posting that that I could simply do a google blog search to find some. They're so nice! Now to decide on a colour... Hmmm..
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