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« on: September 04, 2009 04:33:05 PM »

So, for the last two years (or for all of the summers of my life, really, except I suppose it's expected when you hit 17 and 18) I haven't been able to find a summer job. Hence, I was left with a lot of free time. What better way to get rid of the boredom than to knit?

These were knit last summer:

The scarf was knit using Patons Divine, in Bluegrass (which is a beautiful color, but apparently it's not available anymore). I used size 15 needles (I think...) and a drop stitch pattern, with ribbing on the ends.



(Isn't it beautiful?!)

There's not much yardage, so it's a fairly short scarf. Also, if anyone is considering working with Patons Divine, I must warn you: it's a great soft and bulky yarn, but it sheds. A LOT. I'm happy with it though because I got it pretty cheaply ($4 a skein!).


I knit this hat with Patons Divine in Richest Rose. I don't remember the needle size...It's either 11 or 8. I used this pattern (http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/emelia/emelia.html) but I used different yarn and needles, and added a ribbon since the hat was loose around the rim (I think it looks better this way too  Grin).



With the remaining yarn, I knitted these legwarmers with size 8 needles (I'm wearing one with the reverse stockinette side showing, and one with the "right" side showing):



They're nothing special and a bit short, but I'm too lazy to start over.

Sometime, while I was browsing knitting patterns, I came across a photo of a scarf being worn in a bow. So this summer, I decided to knit a light scarf that I could wear in a similar fashion. I used Patons Kroy Socks in Mercury, knitted on size 8 needles. It can also double as a belt and headscarf, although the ends might be rather long.



A close-up of the stitch pattern:


I used the spiderweb stitch, which I found on a website somewhere, but now I can't find the link. I'm really, REALLY happy with how it came out. I haven't blocked it yet, and probably never will, since the stitches seem to show up well even without blocking.  Cheesy

Yay, knitting!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2009 04:59:35 PM »

wow great stuff!  I was getting bored of kinitting but now you have inspired me!  Love the hat and the gray scarf/belt.
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009 06:44:53 PM »

Beautiful knitting! I love all of your pieces. The close-up of the blue scarf is really breathtaking.

But stop covering your face, darling. You look like a pretty girl, and it kills me to see you hide from the camera like that!
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009 04:10:30 AM »

Oh, those are gorgeous, and look really cosy.  I especially like the scarf/bow!
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2009 03:14:17 PM »

that last scarf is sooo cute!! nice job on all your knitting
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2009 11:18:01 AM »

Thanks to everyone for the comments!!!  Cheesy

craftylittlemonkey: Good luck learning how to knit!

pikaboo26: Aww, thank you. Haha, I'm only hiding my face because of a slight (perhaps irrational?) paranoia about having recognizable photos of myself available for public view.  Grin I assure you, I can be a bit of a camera hogger (both behind and in front of the lens).

Genesis1:1: Yay!
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2009 11:57:57 AM »

I really, really, REALLY love the gray scarf tied in a bow. SO cute! Makes me want to knit one up real quick!
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2009 10:36:37 PM »

pikaboo26: Aww, thank you. Haha, I'm only hiding my face because of a slight (perhaps irrational?) paranoia about having recognizable photos of myself available for public view.  Grin I assure you, I can be a bit of a camera hogger (both behind and in front of the lens).

Ah, okay. Sorry. Cheesy I just have so many body-image-phobic female friends that I just assumed. I completely understand.
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2009 01:23:07 PM »

That grey bow scarf is the cutest scarf I have EVER seen! The second I get my hands on some yarn, I'm totally going to make something like that! SO CUTE!
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