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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Another Baby Blanket on: September 28, 2008 05:31:20 PM
It seems like my friends' babies come in waves. A couple of weeks after finishing my last baby blanket I started on this one. Baby blankets are so cute and quick to knit!

Yarn: 3.3 balls of Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in Lake
Needles: Size 8



2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Feather and Fan Striped Baby Blanket on: September 07, 2008 10:14:14 AM
At first I felt weird about making a black and white baby blanket, but by the time I finished it I loved it! I made it for friends whose nursery is black and white with accents of lemon yellow. I washed it before mailing it off to make sure all the ends stayed woven in and I was pleasantly surprised that washing it made the pattern really open up.

Dimensions: 36" wide x 44" long
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Black, White, and Soft Yellow
Needles: Size 9
Pattern: My own - modified from my Feather and Fan Shawl pattern



3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / First Handspun on: July 16, 2008 07:18:43 AM
So, I finally took up spinning. And after only 1 week of spinning on a bottom-whorl spindle... I'm addicted! The fiber's from The Sheep Shed Studio. My second attempt is currently drying. Fortunately I was a bit more patient the second time around, so I'm thinking my second skein has enough yardage to actually make something. Smiley

Weight: 2.25 oz.
Length: ~ 30 yds.
6 WPI (if I did that right!)

First single:


First 2 singles plied:


4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Wimbledon Socks AKA My First Socks! on: July 16, 2008 06:59:06 AM
I made these using a ball of Lionbrand's new Sock-Ease. They were my first pair so I went for a super easy pattern. I usually knit using size 8 or larger needles, so OMG the size 1 needles were TINY! I cast on during the first day of Wimbledon and had them done and washed before the finals.

Needles: Size 1 DPNs
Yarn: Lionbrand Sock-Ease in Red Hots
Pattern: Yarn Harlot's Easy Sock Recipe



5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Matching Calorimetries and Ribbed Scarves on: February 23, 2008 12:09:32 PM
I made these for friends of a friend getting married. I gave my friend a bunch of patterns to choose from and she chose the Calorimetry, and I made scarves to match. I added little stripes of the opposite color so each set is linked with the other. The chocolate brown set is for him and the red set is for her. The scarf pattern is my own.

Bonus: While working on the scarves I successfully mastered knitting continental!  Grin

Calorimetries with Scarves:


Matching Scarves:
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / 1st Baby Sweater (x4!) on: February 02, 2008 07:11:43 PM
This was the first actual garment I've knit, and I did it 4 times! These were made for a set of quadruplet girls' 1st birthday. I thought I'd finish them in 4 or 5 days, but they ended up taking about a week a half. It's hard to estimate how long it will take to make 4. There were so many ends...and so much seaming!

Pattern:Lionbrand Standout Stripes Cardigan (2-3 year old size)
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft
1 ball of each stripe color
3 balls of main color for all 4 sweaters

All 4 Sweaters:


Handmade By Me Tag!:
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Unisex Earwarmer Patterns on: January 23, 2008 10:39:22 AM
Does anyone know of any good unisex earwarmer patterns? I'm looking to make matching earwarmers for a couple, but the patterns I have are all pretty girly...  Undecided
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / You know you've been knitting too much when ________. on: November 07, 2007 08:48:24 AM
You know you've been knitting too much when the sound of your own needles gets on your nerves!

This happened to me recently while knitting the Big Bad Baby Blanket from Stitch n Bitch. I knit the majority of it in only 2 days, and by the end I couldn't stand the sounds of my needles. Next time I'm going to take a little more time. Smiley

Have you had any "I've been knitting too much" moments?!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Matching Big Bad Baby Blanket, Hat, and Booties on: November 06, 2007 09:28:03 AM
My friend picked out this great Blue Sky 100% Organic Cotton Yarn for her blanket. I was really surprised by how soft a cotton yarn could feel! The only bad thing about it is that it fuzzes on everything it touches. I'm hoping that it will stop with a few washes.

Big Bad Baby Blanket:
Pattern: Big Bad Baby Blanket from Stitch N Bitch
Modifications: I made the side borders 12 stitches (instead of 10) and the inner part 102 stitches (instead of 106). To me it made the border look a little more even than with only 10 stitches.
Needes: Size 9
Size: 38" x 38"
It took me a couple of days to get about 6" into it. And then the rest only took me 2 days of intense knitting! The blanket took exactly 3 balls of Willow and 2 balls of Bone.


Hat:
Pattern: My own!
I made the hat and booties out of an extra ball of Willow.


One Hour Booties:
Pattern: One Hour Booties in Stitch N Bitch Nation
(Sorry about the bad lighting. I had to take this picture at night.)
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / How to personalize this spoon rest on: September 13, 2007 08:55:45 AM
I'm thinking of purchasing this spoon rest for a friend's wedding, but only if I can personalize it.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&WRN=-1421860007&SKU=12159773

Do you think it's engravable? Or, what kind of paint would stay on it forever?
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