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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lemon Lime ... yum! on: May 20, 2007 08:30:38 PM
Here is my entry - I based the body on my favorite fitting T-shirt, but added an almost indecently low-cut neckline.  This is probably the best article of clothing I've made that I've designed myself, and I think its going to get a lot of use.

Knit in Millefili Fine 100% Egyptian cotton that I snagged off of Elann, its an extremely comfortable and airy T-shirt, but with some girly picot edging and scallops because I can never resist girly embellishments on my clothes.  I love the colors of this yarn - they are so bright and vibrant, especially the green.  If only it would get warm and sunny here so I can actually wear it!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / **NERD ALERT** Knitted pipetman holster - pic heavy on: April 09, 2007 07:45:06 PM
What more could a knitting scientist need than a handmade holster to tote about her measuring devices?  I made this for a friend knitter/scientist for her bridal shower (I know, how romantic) and I am amazed at how well it turned out.  I pretty much just designed it as I went, but it curled too much so I did sew a backing on it in a thick fabric I found in the sale bin at Joanne's.  It is so functional I think I'll have to make one for myself!

Here are some pics of it in action!  Look at the actual scientific equipment in the background (instead of the crazy look on my face - I had to TA today).

I made little intarsia hearts and erlenmeyer flasks.

The back got a little funky because I got tired of charting stuff - the mystery blue things are squid, or birds, or whatever science-y thing you want.

Here is a close up of one of the holster pockets and a little fishbowl.

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / A good mystery needs a lot of twists... on: February 25, 2007 02:30:07 PM
So here is my knitting challenge entry, both my first challenge entry and my first self-designed sweater.  Here was my thought process:

1.  When I think "vintage" I think cute 1950s short-sleeved sweater.
2.  When I think Miss Marple, spinster sleuth, I imagine it covered with crazy bobbles and cables and lace because, frankly, she probably has tons of time on her hands when she's not solving mysteries, being a spinster that lives in a remote town and all.
3.  I saw this cable/lace pattern on a sweater at the Guess store a year or so ago and have been wanting to figure it out ever since.

Thus, mystery twists was born!

Here's the back

and here's a close-up of the cable/lace pattern.

I made this in the round up to the armholes, then split for the front and back.  I made it out of some baby weight acrylic yarn I had lying around, and I have to say I'm pretty happy with these results. 
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My dog's first sweater on: January 27, 2007 06:14:16 PM
Here is my little man Bailey's first sweater...we think it makes him look very collegiate.

I knitted it from the Feral Faire Isle pattern in Knitting for Dogs by Kristi Porter, but I substituted a chunky Tweed yarn so it would go faster, and altered the pattern for gauge.  He seems to be indifferent to it, and I want him to get used to it before I knit the cuffs on the arms, since I've heard some dogs don't like that much.
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