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1  Men's gloves--with colorwork! in Knitting: Completed Projects by clicksticks on: December 18, 2007 06:35:52 PM
I generally try to avoid doing a lot of Christmas knitting because it's way too stressful to get it all done in time.  Plus I am a selfish, selfish girl and I love to knit for myself.  But my little brother is always so appreciative of anything I make him that I thought he deserved a handknit gift.  So I made him these awesome gloves:



It's possible they aren't quite done yet because I'm not positive the fingers are long enough...he has REALLY long fingers.  So the finger ends are just pulled inside but not knit in, and I may have to undo the decreases and extend the fingers a tad on the 25th.

I am in love with these gloves!  I think they are pretty guy-friendly but the colorwork kept things from getting boring.  The yarn is Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift, which I loved working with--I think I am going to have to start doing more fine-gauge stranded work.  They were also a surprisingly quick knit.  Not counting the third of a glove I had to rip out because of an inexplicably tightening gauge, it took me about two and a half weeks to make them.

I also wrote up a pattern for them, if anyone else has a large-handed guy in need of some warm gloves.You can download it here.
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2  Mitered square/psychedelic squares blanket--finished! in Knitting: Completed Projects by clicksticks on: August 29, 2007 07:54:29 PM
After almost 4 months of almost non-stop knitting I finally finished my mitered square blanket:

The basic square pattern is available from knitting-and.com, or the mason-dixon knitting book.  There are some more details/progress pics on my blog, if anyone's interested (link in sig line)  I've also put a few in progress pics into Ravelry (username: CatherineS) if anyone's interested in that.
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3  Re: Help finding Hogwarts house colored yarn in warm weather fibers in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by clicksticks on: June 07, 2007 11:04:08 AM
I have been making a blanket out of cotton recently and two of the colors are (I think) pretty good matches for Gryffindor.  One is Tahki Cotton Classic, and the color name is "Rust", the other is Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in "Buttercream".

Here's a picture of one of the squares using the two colors (there are more pictures of the whole thing on my blog if this one isn't clear).
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4  My friends are all having kids... in Knitting: Completed Projects by clicksticks on: March 30, 2007 07:39:57 AM
So I am making them all sweaters (the babies, not the friends)



This one is a semi-repeat of one I made last year--just with thicker yarn (DK weight instead of 4-ply) and more busy-parent friendly (washable cotton instead of handwash-only wool).  I think the collar on this is one of the favorite things I've designed ever, just because it is so damn cute:)  
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5  Re: Sweater ENVY, need pattern! in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by clicksticks on: March 28, 2007 07:11:28 PM
Ooops, it is the Winter 04 issue.  Thanks for pointing that out!

Here's a rather so-so shot of my finished product:


I also seem to have some assembly photos stashed on my photobucket:


I will see if I can get a better photo tomorrow, if you think that would be helpful.
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6  Earflap hat (free pattern link!) in Knitting: Completed Projects by clicksticks on: February 28, 2007 08:50:48 AM
I posted about this over in stash-be-gone-along, but since I have finished writing up the pattern, I thought I'd stick that over here.  I made this great hat:



out of some old stash yarn, and the pattern (for an adults and a kids size) is now available at my blog:

http://clicksticks.blogspot.com/2007/02/earflap-hat-pattern.html

This is a pretty quick knit, I finished the one pictured in one day!
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