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« on: July 23, 2008 09:54:24 PM »

Here are a few FOs from the past few months. Enjoy the pictures and please comment if you like what you see Smiley

Pattern: Lacy Skirt with Bows from Greetings from the Knit Cafe
Yarn: recycled
This pattern is great because of the pretty but simple lace and flattering A-line shape. My only mod was to knit it in the round instead of flat and had no problems in the conversion.

Pattern: http://blog.designedlykristi.com/?p=287 *free!*
Yarn: self-dyed wool
Knit this cute plushie for my squid-loving boyfriend. I hand-dyed the yarn to a squiddish shade of pale pink to be more anatomically correct. I had a few issues in the process of making this, namely with the felting. It was my first time, and as you can see, a lot of the stitches are still visible. The pattern is a bit fiddly when adding the tentacles, but it isn't too difficult, and worth it in the end.

Pattern: Coquette Lace Tube Top from Fitted Knits
Yarn: Cascade Pima Tencel
This top is SO pretty! The pattern is really nice, however is isn't exactly "fitted". Many people on Ravelry had problems with the top being way too big around the waist, because it is a straight tube without any shaping. I used my own measurements to create serious waist shaping, and it fits perfectly. I also added 1 extra lace repeat and knit to 1 inch less in the bottom ribbing. My only problem with this project is the yarn. It's lovely in theory, a beautiful colour and very soft, but it stretches out almost immediately, not ideal for a tube top. I plan on adding elastic around the top and waist, which hopefully with make it more wearable.

Pattern: http://stephanieknits.blogspot.com/2007/03/keeping-boyfriends-ears-warm-since-2006.html *free!*
This was knit for my friend's birthday in June. It's a good pattern with an interesting decrease technique. The hat is a bit small for my friend since he has a lot of curly hair to contain, but he wears it all the time now, so it's a success. Sorry about the camera angle too, he's half a foot taller than me and doesn't like to sit still.

Pattern: http://www.agoodyarn.net/PT_FL12_StripedBedShoes.htm *free!*
These were for another friend's recent birthday. These slippers have an interesting construction like a lot of vintage patterns. The pattern as written is a bit large (would fit a size 10 or 11 womens) so I had to decrease the cast on number by quite a bit. They're cute and comfy and remind me of candy canes. My tension on these is a bit wobbly because I had previously knit them in the larger size and not all the kinks in the yarn smoothed out with washing.

Pattern: http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/who/extermaknit.html*free!*
Knit for my boyfriend. It is a great pattern for any Doctor Who fan and its pretty cuddly for something so unapologetically evil. My only mod was to make the grill part on its neck more grilly by adding vertical stripes. Also, if you liked knitting bobbles before attempting this pattern, you sure won't after finishing.

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008 10:57:37 PM »

everything looks great. that tube top is lovely. and the boy sportin that hat is sure lovely to look at too Wink
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008 01:49:33 AM »

I love how your tube top came out. The colour, the fit - it works so well Smiley

« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008 05:50:25 AM »

I love all of the projects. I really love the skirt. I have not had the courage to take on any big projects yet.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008 07:54:29 AM »

wow, i love all of your work...i really adore the skirt & top though...very pretty
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2008 10:29:06 AM »

Oh i love all of it! I especially lovelovelove the tube top!
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2008 01:36:34 PM »

Everything looks incredible as usual. I especially like the slippers and the squid Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2008 08:19:08 PM »

Lovely! I've been really wanting to take a try at the Coquette Lace Tube Top from Fitted Knits too, and you've done an amazing job Grin

« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2008 11:11:47 PM »

the squid is my favorite! i'm totally gonna make one now  Grin and obviously, everything is amazing. my hero!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2008 12:39:36 AM »

All of the stuff u've knit has turned out great! all the colour choices are great too!! that fitted top is really pretty and in one of my fav colours! i like the squid too! i was thinking of making a little set of sea creatures knitted or crocheted maybe as a pressie for little baby cousin.. he might b quite good for that! i love the way the Darlek came out too!  Grin

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