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21  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / I am in love with this quilt - can I make if for my first project? on: July 22, 2007 09:24:11 AM
Hello Quilters!

I normally hang out over in the knitting category but thought I would come to you for some help.  I want to learn to quilt... well really I want to make this quilt: http://www.bookhou.com/babycollection-decorate-quilt.htm

Would it be too hard for a first project?  It doesn't look crazy difficult to me (but then, I'm not a quilter).  What do you think?  Can you recommend a book or something to get me started.  I think I understand the sewing blocks together part... I'm am a little more concerned with the quilting things down to the puffy middle and backing part.

Thanks so much.
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Scarf for Dad on: July 20, 2007 12:39:04 PM
It curls a bit but I haven't blocked it yet so I'm not sure if that will fix the problem.  I can totally see the recommended yarn curling way more than the yarn I used.
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Scarf for Dad on: July 19, 2007 06:31:21 PM
It's about 7" wide and 5 1/4 feet long.  I used a little less than 3 skeins at 67 yd per skein.  I think if you used the full 3 skeins you'd get closer to 5 1/2 feet.
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What was your first project? on: July 19, 2007 04:23:55 PM
My first project was a hat - knitted in the round.. i didn't know that was supposed to be hard and thought it was just me.  I totally didn't understand gauge which meant the first hat I made came out fine (I bought the yarn and needles listed in the pattern) but the second hat (knitted on one size up #12 instead of #11) was a disaster.

edited for if i would do it again:  Yes, I liked that it was small even if it was hard.
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Scarf for Dad on: July 18, 2007 10:36:28 PM
I just got home and found the yarn tag.  It's Araucania Limari semi solids.  70% Merino 20% Alpaca, 10% Silk

I knit it on US #11 with about 2.75 stitches per inch in pattern.
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Scarf for Dad on: July 18, 2007 05:15:52 PM
The pattern is from Last Minute Knitted Gifts (Cashmere Scarf) but I was not willing to spend quite that much on yarn so it is a wool/alpaca/silk mix (still not cheap, gah!).  The yarn is a kettle dyed black to gray -- which didn't show up so well when I was taking pictures.  The yarn was also slightly bigger than the yarn called for so I only cast on 19 stitches instead of 21.  One good thing about bulky yarn - finished this sucker in one day!  Sorry the pics are so big.

Scarf


Better pic of the black/gray colors


Back side


What do you think?  I can't decide if I like the front side or back side better.
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Gifts for baby and big sister on: July 17, 2007 12:54:34 PM
very cute and i love the mini blanket for big sister
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitty's Anouk ? on: July 15, 2007 03:16:45 PM
I love the yellow variegated!  So cute.
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Mason Dixon Picnic Blanket! on: July 15, 2007 03:04:58 PM
That's lovely  -- and quite the undertaking.  The corners are awesome.
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / New Bloo Mittens on: July 14, 2007 07:37:28 PM
I got this idea from this lovely post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=81651.0

I knit mine in the round using Cascade 220 Superwash and based them off a couple of mitten patterns I have.  They were a birthday present for a friend - no one is too old for Foster's!

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