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21  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Christmas in July on: July 31, 2007 03:20:32 PM
I'll join this knitalong, seeing as I've already started my Christmas crafting. My first present has been completed, the Print O'the Wave stole for my mom:


Already on the needles for other gifts are:
~Feather and fan lace scarf in knitpicks lace weight wool, grape jelly (halfway completed)
~Lizard ridge blanket in simply soft country blue, medium blue and dark blue, 7 squares completed

I'll post pics as I finish these, and add more (like, four more!).
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Print O'the Wave Stole on: July 31, 2007 03:09:59 PM
Thanks, girls  Grin

looks great!  i wish I had better knitting skills when I got married... my bridal party got plain ol' garter stitch shawls.  One was so big (I kept adding stitches without knowing it... damn you homespun!) that she uses it as a blanket now.  Thanks for sharing such gorgeous pictures... it looks soft!

Too funny! At least it's being used, right? I have about 15 different store-bought shawls that have only made it out of my closet one time each. If they were big enough to be used as blankets, I would be using them all the time!

Wow, this looks great!  I really like that you chose a solid color.

You know, the funny thing is, I love the drastic color of variegated yarn, but the only thing that I've ever liked using it for was entrelac. I figure, you put a whole heck of a lot of work into a lace pattern, why not let it stand out? But then again, I'm a yarn whore. Give me some variegated yarn, and I'd be all up on it  Cheesy
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Print O'the Wave Stole on: July 31, 2007 12:46:35 PM
This was also posted in the knitalong:


Specs
Pattern: Eunny Jang's Print O'the Wave Stole
Yarn: KnitPicks' Alpaca Cloud in Smoke, 1 1/2 skeins
Needles: Knit Picks Options, size 4
Time: 2 months off and on
Mods: I cut the pattern repeats widthwise down to 3, the lengthwise repeats to 28, and didn't graft the center. Even so, the shawl measured 5 feet in length, and a little over 20 inches wide after blocking- perfect for my petite mum! In fact, this shawl is actually a few inches taller than she is   Cheesy

And heres another, less nature-ful picture for dexterity:


And I almost forgot the close-up!


Last words...
This was amazing to knit! The pattern is very clear-cut, and completely easy to understand. Eunny is a talented knitter with an eye for balance and elegance- and is obviously very generous to offer this pattern for free on her web site. I would urge all knitters to take the leap into lace knitting, and this is a perfect first or second lace project. Coupled with Eunny's lace knitting tutorial, you couldn't go wrong  Wink

By using Eunny's pattern, I learned that size 4 needles are ideal for laceweight yarn, that shawls needn't be knit in one piece with the border included, and how to perfectly pick up sts and graft with yarn the thickness of double plied thread.

I'm planning on making 3 more for my bridal party. They all need to be completed by august of next year, so keep your eye out for more FO postings!
24  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Eunny Jang's Print O' The Wave Stole- along (Part 2) on: July 31, 2007 11:57:14 AM

Specs
Yarn: KnitPicks' Alpaca Cloud in Smoke, 1 1/2 skeins
Needles: Knit Picks Options, size 4
Time: 2 months off and on
Mods: I cut the pattern repeats widthwise down to 3, and the lengthwise repeats to 28. Even so, the shawl measured 5 feet in length, and a little over 20 inches wide after blocking- perfect for my petite mum! In fact, this shawl is actually a few inches taller than she is   Cheesy

And heres another, less nature-ful picture for dexterity:


And I almost forgot the close-up!
25  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Eunny Jang's Print O' The Wave Stole- along (Part 2) on: July 30, 2007 10:17:32 PM
I've finished my shawl! Well... my mum's shawl  Tongue

I did the most retarded thing when I was grafting the edging. I worked with the wrong sides facing...out. Hah. I ended up with a seam on the right side of the fabric, and a pretty knit row on the WS. Bleh. I did a little improvising and a made a false seam over the top, using mattress stitch. Crisis averted  Grin

Now off to block, and I have to hide it until Christmas! I'll get a pic up ASAP.
26  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Diamond and Smocked Baby Blanket KAL! on: July 28, 2007 08:04:54 PM
I don't really have any babies to knit for and I'm selfish, anyway.

If I did this on a 9 and added some more repeats, could I have a throw?

Hell yeah- go for it!

You might want to add a couple more CO sts though... it could end up a little narrow.
27  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Garter Toss Alternative on: July 27, 2007 10:43:23 AM
That's a great idea! I would just be afraid that we wouldn't have a wedding night due to the keyholder leaving early... you know what alcohol does  Wink
28  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Eunny Jang's Entrelac Socks on: July 26, 2007 07:32:43 PM
I'm on the second repeat after the heel on sock #2. Yay!! The first sock went incredibly quickly, but the second is trailing along slowly... I can't wait to finish and wear them both- I've been knitting one sock while wearing the other  Wink
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My Soy Cardigan on: July 25, 2007 09:37:01 PM
Gorgeous! I need this pattern! I'll be casting on as soon as you post ;o)

The crazy thing is, I have been searching for a pattern for a cropped cardi, and hadn't been able to find anything. And then (*sound the trumpets*) I saw your post. This is exactly what I had been looking for. Ahh...knitting ecstasy!
30  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Eunny Jang's Entrelac Socks on: July 22, 2007 10:45:31 AM
I thought about doing less repeats for the foot length, but the length gave me a little extra stretch widthwise. I have pretty chubby, short feet, so I suppose they compensated.

The only problem that I could see with you cutting out a block repeat is the color separation- you'll end up with mc block on a mc triangle on a mc heel. Or, you could cut out two block repeats to keep the color pattern up, but it might make the sock incredibly short.

Either way, your sock is looking great!
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